The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit that supports homeless families who are trying to become reestablished. The IHN day center provides services during the day, while many congregations, including Knox, host guests in the evenings for a full week at a time. In our newly renovated space on the 3rd floor, we provide dinner, activities, a comfortable bed, as well as breakfast and a packed lunch.
During 2018, Knox will host IHN families for six rotations during the weeks listed below.
There are multiple ways you can serve this mission. You can volunteer during a rotation as an individual, a family or as a team. Most positions do not require prior experience. Volunteer opportunities include spending time with our guests, preparing a meal, playing with our younger guests, shopping for supplies, and/or laundering our guest’s bed linens.
Click on a date below to see the available service opportunities!
February 11-18 -- completed!
April 8-15 -- completed!
June 10-17 -- completed!
If you would like to receive an email reminder of upcoming rotations, you can register your email address in Sign Up Genius
How rewarding is working with IHN? Click Losing Sleep to read about the experience of Knox member Kerry Duke.
If you would like more information on IHN at Knox, please contact Betsy Warwick at moc.o1537574013nuj@31537574013kciwr1537574013awb1537574013. She will be happy to answer your questions, help you sign up for a service opportunity, or add your email to the Knox list in Sign Up Genius.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP HOMELESS FAMILIES
NEW LIFE FURNITURE BANK is happy to accept gently used furniture that will then be made available to homeless families who have found housing. The New Life Furniture Bank website will give further details on specific items accepted, as well as condition requirements. You may also call 513-313-0530 to get further information, and/or to arrange for a pick up. They do request a $25.00 donation fee to help with the fuel expenses.
HOME COMFORTS MINISTRY is a group of volunteers at the Church of the Redeemer, in Hyde Park, who try to help meet the needs of up to four families per month who have found housing through the IHN program. The goal is to provide needed household items to help these families have a good start in their new homes. Click the link below for a list of the specific clean and washed items that Home Comforts can use. There is cart in the reception area of Redeemer where donations may be delivered. Please contact Betsy Warwick if you have any questions.