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IHN | Hosting homeless children and their families

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Sunday, June 04, 2017

Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice Hospitality         Romans 12:13

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ZPC is serving homeless children and their caregivers with Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), a national, faith-based, organization whose mission is to provide temporary, emergency shelter for homeless families.

How does it work?
Each week up to 14 homeless individuals are provided with housing at network church facilities. During the day, guests stay at a day center in downtown Indianapolis, where they receive social services. Older children attend school. Between 5 pm and 6 am, local congregations serve as hosts on a weekly rotational basis, providing lodging, meals, and hospitality. ZPC will host from May 28 through June 4.

How can I serve?
Volunteers are the heart of the program. They share their time and talents in many ways. Help is needed in the following areas: 
> Setting up guest bedrooms in the church
> Cooking and serving meals
> Playing with the children and helping them with homework
> Tearing down guest bedrooms
> Doing laundry
> Donating food items and supplies or making a financial donation to
purchase needed items
> Most importantly, demonstrating Christ’s love

We especially need help with the harder-to-fill spots including:
> Staying overnight with the families
> Providing transportation to and from the day center

This is a volunteer opportunity for all ages. Please consider serving as an individual or with your family, friends, or Home Group. 

Questions?
Contact one of our congregational coordinators:
> Margaret Gordon [317.219.9017]
> Mary Leman [317.656.9942]
> Joe Loudenback [317.769.5621]

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