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Ways to support Hosanna other than with your Checkbook

13 January

donating without checkbook Hosanna


Here’s your answer. And yes, we need and appreciate your donations . (Also, you can donate online using credit card, you don’t have to use your checkbook for that!)


  • come out on a project and show Christ’s love through your actions

Spreading the word

  • use social media to share and like our updates via e-blast, Facebook, twitter, etc.

Sharing your experience

  • write a review on our Guidestar/ Charity Navigator page to help us receive funding

Using your skills

  • are you a good cook or baker? consider providing lunch for a volunteer group on a Saturday or during a special project, or getting involved in our Hosanna Harvest
  • are you a mechanic by trade? help us out with a little maintenance on our vehicles
  • are you a good planner? plan a fundraiser for us
  • are you artistic? create ornaments for our festival of trees, or donate your time to teach a workshop at our Gibsonia campus

Talking to your friends

  • tell them about us and encourage them to learn more

Collecting (check with us before you start your collection!)

  • spare change
  • small (pint or smaller) canning jars or lids
  • volunteer tools (ask us for a list)
  • work gloves
  • contractor garbage bags
  • gift cards


  • listed last but certainly not least!  we would really appreciate it if you kept us and those we serve in prayer

Churches: Let’s help each other out

12 November

Churches: Let’s help each other out!

Ways that we can help you:

  • Facilities: We have spaces for elder retreats or business meetings.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: We’ll provide a meaningful experience for all ages & skill levels.
  • Church programs or services: We’d be happy to share a minute for mission, present a program about Hosanna, answer questions at a mission committee meeting, or fill-in preach.
  • Mission trip training: We’ll teach you skills & techniques specific to your upcoming construction mission trip, so you are more prepared when you get there.
  • Home repair training: We’ll teach you important things about maintaining a home at our Love Your Home Seminars.
  • Preaching clinic: We’ll help the pastor recharge their preaching or teach a layperson to preach.

Ways that you can help us:

  • Spread the word to your church family about who we are & what we do
  • Donate regularly as part of your mission budget or hold a special collection
  • Volunteer your time or talent on a construction project, the Harvest canning project, or teaching the trade skill learning center
  • Pray for us as we share Christ’s love with our needy neighbors
  • Pray for the clients that we haven’t gotten to yet
  • Participate in special events: golf outing, trap shoot, festival of trees, pie sale, gift delivery, etc.
  • Host a fundraiser (bake sale, car wash, play, concert, etc.) to benefit Hosanna
  • Provide lunch for a volunteer group
  • Hold a collection for items that we need (canning jars, first aid supplies, etc.)

Contact me if you’d like to get your church involved with Hosanna. I’d love to give you a tour of the mission and talk about specific ways that we can help each other in ministry!

-Amanda Becker, Mission Worker

Hosanna Harvest 2013 Recap

08 October

If you would have asked me if I would be canning at Hosanna five years ago I probably would have laughed at you for such a funny thought. But now only after two years of this new program at the mission, I can’t imagine not doing it!

Now as the program grows with the addition of the Hosanna garden, I hope to incorporate more local volunteers to help tent the garden as well as can the produce with us. I thoroughly enjoy sharing and teaching the skill of canning with those who want to learn and enjoy!

When asked my favorite canned good this year I would have to say both the green pepper relish and the peach/jalapeño chutney. They’re my favorite because we did not follow a recipe for either of them! When it comes to canning I have always been a recipe follower and after a few very successful experiments last year, I enjoy making new creations and experimenting with different spices.

After two years of running this program we have become aware of kitchen needs we did not have before. I would love to see us acquire:

  • a new water bath canner
  • some nice long wooden spoons
  • a big food processor
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • knives
  • colanders.

I would also like to have more supply donations including:

  • jars (pint and half pint)
  • lids and rings
  • cider vinegar
  • olive oil
  • sugar
  • salt
  • spices ( ginger, ground cloves, oregano,basil, paprika, minced garlic, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, tarragon, cinnamon).

I’d like to thank those who donated jars this year and last year and I want to thank those who donated produce including Tom and Becky at Quality Gardens, Mary Ann and Tom at Brenkles Greenhouse and Giant Eagle on Rt. 8. We could not have produced any of the good things this year without them,!

Becky Hetzer, Mission Worker


Hosanna Harvest items needed

02 July

The Hosanna Harvest is about to start! We are looking for the following items for the canning project:

  • Regular mouth jar lids & rings
  • Pint jars
  • Cider vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pectin
  • Whole cloves
  • Ground cloves
  • Mustard seeds
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Dill seed
  • Celery seed
  • All spice

Please contact Becky Hetzer if you can help to provide any of these items at 724-770-0262.

7 Reasons Why You Should Support Hosanna Industries

31 May


We’ll multiply your donation by four.
Over the past 23 years we have done close to $50 million of charitable construction work for a cost of less than $14 million. By using donated and discounted materials, volunteer labor, and a staff who is skilled in construction but not paid like contractors, we are able to be excellent stewards of the funds that we receive.

We’ll use your money wisely.
Many times people use administration costs as a way to judge nonprofits. Our administrative costs account for less than 7% of our costs. We realize that our donated dollars should be used wisely, and use every penny to the best of our ability. (You can check out our Guidestar report here.)

We’re growing.
When we were founded in 1990, we had a small facility, a budget of $30 thousand, and completed 13 projects with 93 volunteers. Now in 2013, we have a campus that includes a volunteer dormitory, a chapel, community center, trade skill training center, warehouse, etc. We have a budget of over a million dollars, and have completed over 2700 projects with close to 150,000 volunteers.

Your neighbors need your help.
According to this article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review from 2012, one in four Pennsylvania households do not make enough money to meet the family’s basic needs. Chances are, Hosanna Industries has helped one of your neighbors, a member of your church, or a family member. In 2012 our average single client had an income of less than $13 thousand. We do not require our clients to pay for the work that they receive, as most of the time they cannot afford it. The people that we help are hard working or retired people that many times have circumstances such as handicaps, health problems, or accidents that put them in a position of need either temporarily or permanently.

We’re unique.
It’s not often that you see eight women and two men providing construction services, let alone on the level that Hosanna does. Many of our staff have been here for a dozen or more years, and all of them are extremely dedicated to their work. We consider it our calling to serve those crying out “Hosanna, rescue me now Lord!”

We’re organized.
Hosanna Industries’ does new construction in the form of a blitz build, which is when we build a whole house completely finished with appliances in five days or less. This requires an extreme amount of organization, from the permits to the inspections to the materials to the volunteers. We have a warehouse on our campus where everything is labeled and has its own place. We continuously lead unskilled volunteers and try to make sure that everyone has a job that is vital for the success of the project.

Demands are rising.
Construction is expensive, and material prices are rising. Also, with the weather trends changing there are more natural disasters than ever and more people than ever that need help recovering and rebuilding. Recently in the United States there has been an increase in construction but a decrease in skilled workers. See the article here. Our trade skill learning center helps to provide hope to young people by teaching them the value of hard work and respect. We aim to be as effective as possible with these constantly rising demands.

-Amanda Becker, Mission Worker