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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:

Help Wanted: Thanksgiving Meal Delivery 2014

07 November

Many of our clients are elderly widows, and many of them do not even have family in the area. The construction services that we provide are uplifting and essential to safety and security, but these people are also greatly encouraged by the fact that someone out there cares for them.

We would like to provide a way for these clients to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. It would mean so much to them if someone delivered a meal to them and spent some time with them. What a great way to show Christ’s love to his needy children!

Are you interested in helping us with this? We have about a dozen households on our list for Thanksgiving meal delivery. Are you able to purchase or cook a meal for them, and to deliver it sometime the week of Thanksgiving?

Contact Amanda Becker if you’d like to help us with this for Thanksgiving 2014.

It’s not just a home repair

01 December

It’s not just a home repair. Take Anna for instance. We sent someone there to install a new electrical box in her home to update the electrical system and to ensure electrical safety. She was so grateful. She is a widow living on a very low social security income. She has two grown daughters; one in New England and one in Florida. While having a conversation with her during her project, Donn discovered that her daughters never come to see her and she is homebound and completely alone. She is a sweetheart with no self pity and only a thankful and upbeat spirit but the facts still remain the facts. She is alone. This sparked a new idea in the minds of the Hosanna Family. We provide Christmas gifts and food for our clients. We will now screen the clients to see who would benefit from a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner to be delivered by our Staff and volunteers the day before Thanksgiving along with a sit down visit to alleviate some of their loneliness. So what started out as an electrical update has
developed into a whole new Hosanna program. So when someone asks you what Hosanna does, you can say, “ More than home repairs! “

Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours, Amy Ed