Crowdfunding Update: We Made It!
In our efforts to raise $5000 by March 31 to purchase Backpack Beds, we have already overshot our goal with still a week to spare! Here's how we now stand:
Amount raised through Razoo: $2065
Amount raised through other venues: $3555
The guests at all our Hospitality Centers know of the campaign and are hoping we will raise enough to provide a Backpack Bed for all of them. Let's see how much more we can raise to see that possibility become a reality!
Razoo makes it easy. Keep spreading the word. Any amount helps!
Needed: Baubles, Bangles, and Beads
Following up on the "Spa Night" we held for our women guests in January, we hope to sponsoring an "Accessories Night" in the near future. This would be an opportunity for our women guests to feel a little special with small gifts to accent their appearance. We're looking for donations: if you have any items such as costume jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, hair items, etc., please send them our way!
Interested in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training?
We will be scheduling another Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training session in the near future, and would like to know whether you would be interested in attending.
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training offers approaches toward de-escalating situations of increased tension and teaches ways of intervening with an agitated individual so that nobody gets hurt. We require the training for anyone who would like to join our Street Hospitality Teams, but it provides useful knowledge for a variety situations even outside of Nightwatch--how to verbally calm a fussy child or argumentative teenager, for instance.
The training requires a six-hour commitment.
Looking for a Bookkeeper
Not all of our volunteers populate the "front lines" of our Hospitality Centers. In fact, some of the most important are those who place roles behind-the-scenes.
We're looking for one such volunteer now. We need a "numbers cruncher." Our current bookkeeper, David Gaines, is hoping to retire and we need someone to take his place.
What do you need to know in order to be our bookkeeper? Luckily, today's software does most of the work for you. You just have to enter the necessary numbers for bills and contributions from week to week. Familiarity with (or a willingness to become familiar with) MS Word and Excel and QuickBooks is required. The position involves about 4 to 6 hours a week.
David is available to work with the new bookkeeper over the next several months in order to assure a smooth transition.