Join your fellow Nutmeggers and give back to the local community at the Fr. McKenna Center.
The Father McKenna Center is the last day-time drop-in center for homeless men in the downtown, Washington, DC area. The Father McKenna Center serves men, women and families through its programs that include:
• Men's day-time drop-in center;
• Food pantry serving families and senior citizens;
• Rent and utility assistance to prevent homelessness;
• Cold weather hypothermia shelter to prevent homeless
men from freezing to death on our streets;
• A small transitional living program.
By volunteering your time on Saturday, April 7th from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM, we will allow the Center to remain open on a day that it would regularly be closed to those in need.
The McKenna Center had the following to say regarding how we would be spending our time there:
"Bring only your willingness to serve the poorest of the poor.
On weekends the Father McKenna Center serves a breakfast and a substantial noon meal. Most often, it is the only substantial meal the men will have that day. Ancillary duties include monitoring and logging-in clients at our entrance way, monitoring telephones usage and making certain that restrooms remain available.
Volunteer groups arrive at 7:30am and our day of service concludes 12:30 pm. We begin by serving hot coffee and / or tea as we work to prepare breakfast. After serving breakfast we immediately begin lunch preparation. Lunch is served at 11:30am (approx.). After lunch service, we begin clean-up. And so, our service concludes 12:30 pm.
**Must wear closed toed shoes and a hat**
Overall, our clients truly appreciate volunteers and will often warmly express their thanks."
This event we will not only be bringing the Husky Volunteers but also the food to prepare for the community.
We truly hope you will be able to join us Saturday, April 7th for this wonderful cause.
Connecticut Society of Washington, D.C.