THe New Bethlehem Day Center
for families experiencing homelessness on the eastside
IS located in the Salt House basement
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK From 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Salt House has partnered with The New Bethlehem Project (www.nbpshelter.org) and Catholic Community Services (www.ccsww.org) to create a day shelter in our unused basement to meet the growing needs of homelessness on the Eastside. The Day Center opened on November 6th and has already made a huge a difference in the lives of homeless families in and around Kirkland. In the coming year, we expect to see hours expanding and volunteer needs increasing.
HOW CAN I HELP?
You can make financial donations to the Day Center through the Day Center Website.
Specific donations are always needed. Please visit this link to sign-up and to see the items currently needed.
You can also support the work of the Day Center by shopping their Amazon Wish List populated with specific supplies that help meet the most current needs of the families at the Day Center.
Most donations may be delivered 7 days a week, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Our space is limited, so we currently CANNOT accept donations of clothing, toys, furniture, food (beyond donations of meals which are scheduled), etc. Thank you for your generosity!
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals needed Sunday-Friday
Meals are to arrive by 5:30PM to be served at 6 PM. The meals should serve approximately 25 people. For the most updated serving number, please refer to the signup website.
Volunteers for the meals:
- Provide dinner for all attending the Day Center.
- May choose to stay, serve the meal and visit with guests.
- Our kitchen is designed for warming only, not preparing.
We've compiled some links and ideas to help with making a larger meal: Making Meals for 35
New Bethlehem Day Center Volunteer Orientations*
The last Sunday of each month from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Volunteers are the heartbeat of keeping the New Bethlehem Day Center running, specifically in the volunteer areas of:
- Dining Room
- Family Room
- Serving as a Craft Leader
- Tutoring & Computer Help
- Driving the NBDC Van
For each of the above listed areas for volunteering, you must be an approved volunteer
*Volunteer training is not required to provide or help serve a meal at the Day Center.
The New Bethlehem Day Center for families experiencing homelessness on the East-side of Seattle is opening on Sunday, November 6! This blog post gives the hours of operation, volunteer needs, upcoming volunteer orientations, and a date for the open house.
Check out photos of the transformation of the space here.
UPDATE: September 11, 2016
1. Construction is underway and it is amazing! 40% complete.
2. "Shower / House Warming" campaign at Holy Family Parish
3. Catholic Community Services has posted the jobs
4. Hours are going to be 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday
5. $477k raised so far. We need to get to $550k.
6. Sometime in September or early October, we will paint the whole basement.
7. Lastly, Volunteer Orientations.
UPDATE: August 2016 - CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN! Check out the all photos on the Salt House Facebook page.
June 2, 2016 - Join us for the Neighborhood Forum at Salt House on Thursday, June 2nd at 7PM.
The purpose of the meeting to introduce the New Bethlehem Project and forthcoming day shelter at Salt House to the surrounding community, garner feedback and encourage collaboration.
You can also participate in the forum online at http://www.salthousechurch.org/forum
March 20, 2016
Kristen Trace shares an update with us in worship. Click the image to hear or read the update.
January. 31, 2016
Tim Clemensen and Kim Saunders recorded a video update about the New Bethlehem Project / Salt House Shelter for the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church congregational meeting.
January 17, 2016
Tim Clemensen offered an update in worship. Click the picture at right to hear or read his update.
November 22nd, 4:00pm
Salt house is considering whether to partner with Holy Family Parish, Kirkland, to transform our unfinished basement into a day-shelter for homeless families on the Eastside.
We need YOU as we make this decision, together. Please join the conversation this Sunday, November 22nd, 4pm, as we discuss our identity and values, who we want to be over the next three years - and whether the shelter aligns with the vision God has for us.