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First Day of Spring Break

21 April

It was our first day of SPRING BREAK. I had thoughts of sleeping in and being lazy.

But I was asked to help Hosanna Industries.  Callie and I were happy to get up bright and early, 9am to about 2:30pm.  In that short time, a ramp was built, a sidewalk laid, a roof replaced, some light landscaping and fellowship and prayer happened.

Volunteering with this organization gives you an opportunity to work hard.  BUT it also gives you an opportunity to see LOVE at WORK! Every person in the group belongs.  There is work for everyone to do.  Helping place shingles on a roof, raking up leaves, building a wheelchair ramp, visiting with clients, placing paving stones or simply picking up after the work is done–everyone belongs. The best part of volunteering with Hosanna however, is getting to know people and loving strangers–hugging someone you didn’t know before, listening to stories of life, laughing with a new friend, witnessing tears of thankfulness…

Christan & Callie (age 7), volunteering with Hosanna Industries on Maundy Thursday, 2017

The folks at Hosanna WORK HARD, but they LOVE even HARDER! And during this Holy Week, I wouldn’t have wanted to be any place else.  It is important to me to raise my daughter to know this kind of love.  I want to help her understand how God loves her, and the work Hosanna does mirrors how HE has called us to love.  You can see WHY they work so hard! HE is the reason! And the love is so true and genuine.

Thank you folks for being such living sacrifices! Happy Easter!

-Christan Baker, Volunteer

TOP TEN things you can do TODAY (Giving Tuesday) to give back

24 November

Today is Giving Tuesday, and in the spirit of giving, we came up with a TOP TEN list of ways to give back through Hosanna Industries. These are simple things you can do right now.

giving tuesday Hosanna Industries

 

  1. Donate online or mail a check.
  2. Like us on Facebook, share our pages with your friends, or rate us on Facebook.
  3. Write a review about your experience with us on Network for Good, which will help us to receive more support.
  4. While you’re out running errands, grab something extra. Here’s our wish list.
  5. Sign up to make your own window decoration at Hosanna Gibsonia, using a window that we took out of a needy household & replaced with a more energy efficient window.
  6. Sign up to deliver Christmas gifts to a household that we’ve helped this year.
  7. Start collecting spare change. Every penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar, etc. makes a difference!
  8. Say a prayer or two! Pray for the people crying out, “Hosanna, rescue me now, Lord!”
  9. Sign up (at the bottom of our website) for our e-blast to stay in the loop about our work.
  10. Shop like you normally would at Amazon.com (or Amazon Prime) but use Smile.Amazon.com instead, & .5% of every purchase will benefit the mission, with no extra charge to you.

Thanks for your support!

#GivingTuesday #GodsWorkIsEveryonesBusiness

Found Advisors is collecting 53 sheets in 53 days for our dorms

22 February

Found Advisors (Warrendale, PA) is collecting 53 twin white sheet sets for our volunteer dorms in 53 days. For more information about this gracious project, see their website.

Their drop off location is 347 Northgate Drive, Warrendale PA 15086 or you can message them to arrange for pickup.

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Update: Thanks Found Advisors for collecting 23 sets of sheets for our dorms!

Update: Thanks Found Advisors for collecting 23 sets of sheets for our dorms!

West View Jewelers 2016 Promotion for Hosanna Industries

22 February

West View Jewelers 2016 promotion for Hosanna Industries

During 2016, West View Jewelers will be running a special promotion to benefit Hosanna Industries’ charitable work.  For a $5 minimum donation to Hosanna Industries, customers will receive 10% off their purchase!

West View Jewelers is located at 442 Perry Highway West View, PA and can be reached at 412-931-0410

Change Matters, January – March 2016

19 January

Can you help us? Please consider placing one of our small trucks and containers on the counter at your business, to collect spare change. We would like to place more than 30 of these trucks at various local businesses for two months for the purpose of charitable donations to Hosanna Industries. If each business collects at least $100, then we could fully fund a project for a needy household in our area.

Hosanna Industries helps people like Lillian, who had not left her house in seven months because she did not have a wheelchair ramp. Thanks to Hosanna, she was able to leave her house unassisted to go to her dialysis appointments.

Hosanna Industries helps people like Rosemaria, a single mom with a severely mentally disabled and mute 18 year old son. The young man requires constant supervision and attention. She called Hosanna because she had no kitchen whatsoever at her home. She was washing her dishes in the bathroom sink upstairs and preparing meals in the microwave. She asked if we could possibly help her, and after five hours at her home, our mission workers and volunteers had installed a brand new kitchen for her and her son.

The change in your pocket could be the change from cold to sheltered. From scared to safe. From lost to a bright future. Your change could be someone’s hope. It could be someone’s new beginning. A chance for new friendships. Your change can be home. Encourage your customers to share their spare change to help people like Lillian and Rosemaria.

Hosanna Industries is a 501c3 nonprofit, founded in 1990.

Change Matters Hosanna Industries

Contact Amanda Becker if you would like a truck at your organization, or if you have any questions.


So far, we have trucks out at the following businesses:

Opportunities to Give Back for the Holidays

21 September

There are so many ways to get involved in Hosanna Industries this season (and every season), so we compiled this list for you. These are great opportunities for families or small groups. Please let us know if you’re interested in helping in any of these ways!

  • Festival of Trees: November 19-21
    • Sponsor the event (sponsorships start at $150)
    • Decorate & donate a tree
      • deadline is October 30th
    • Attend the event!
      • free to attend, bring the whole family
      • bid on artificial trees that are available via silent auction
    • Spread the word!
  • Thanksgiving dinner delivery: the week of Thanksgiving
    • Provide & deliver a meal to a lonely household in need sometime around Thanksgiving
      • this depends on our clients’ needs
  • Gift wrapping fundraiser: December 5-6, December 18-20
    • Bring your Christmas gifts to Richland Mall to be wrapped by us, in exchange for a donation
    • Donate wrapping supplies or hold a collection for wrapping paper at your business or church
    • Volunteer by yourself or with a group to help for a shift
      • shifts are 3-4 hours long
      • perfect for someone who loves to wrap, but we can provide tutorials, too
    • Spread the word! (Here’s the flyer)
  • Christmas gift delivery: December 12, and anytime before Christmas
    • Volunteer!
      • We need help delivering gifts as well as on the day of the event
      • Register here
    • Hold a collection for gift cards for our clients
      • Wal-Mart, Giant Eagle, Shop N Save, Target
      • gifts are already provided and wrapped, but gift cards are perfect for grocery shopping
    • Donate Christmas cards
    • Donate frozen turkeys or chickens
Gifts lined up for our 2013 clients!

Gifts lined up for our 2013 clients!

Other ways to help this season or any season:

  • Hold a volunteer tool collection! (We have a list of specific needs, ask us if you’re interested.)
  • Hold a penny drive!
  • Pray!
  • Volunteer with us!
  • Shop on Amazon! 

WesBanco Charitable Giving Program

12 June

WesBanco Charitable Giving Program Hosanna Industries

 

For a limited time only, open a new checking account and earn a $50 donation for Hosanna Industries, Inc. and earn a bonus of up to $150 for yourself!

Contact Jennifer at the Shadyside Banking Center, 412.325.7001 if you have any questions.

Account can be opened at any WesBanco location– just tell them you’re opening the account due to the Charitable Giving for Hosanna Industries.