#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, near the big shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
This year, PHFS is raising funds to buy furniture for our new campus in Lents that fits in with our trauma informed design and architecture. Research shows that families who live in trauma informed shelters have shorter shelter stays and have greater success moving into (and keeping) housing.
We plan to welcome 6 new families to our new shelter this winter, and 12 more next spring, but we need your help to make it possible!
Day Shelter Living Rooms
Our day shelter will be split up into four living room "pods" with 4-foot walls to give families privacy and a calm place to unwind after the day. Each pod will include a built in sofa with storage room under the cushions. Your donation will pay for the carpentry for the couches, three sets of couch cushions, rugs, coffee tables, and side chairs to make this a relaxing space for families. Two living rooms will also feature TVs so families can watch movies together.
If you've volunteered at PHFS, you know that lunch and dinner are our favorite times of day. Staff, volunteers, and families all sit down together and share meals while we talk about our day. Donate to help us purchase enough tables and chairs so we can continue this wonderful tradition in our new dining room.
Private Family Bedrooms
For the first time in PHFS history, each family will have their own private bedroom with 24-hour access. We want these bedrooms to feel cozy and welcoming. Donate to PHFS so we can purchase our bunk beds, mattresses, and rugs. Families are excited to sleep on real beds with real mattresses!
We are so excited to feature a computer lab in our new Lents day shelter. Families can use the computer lab to apply for housing and look for jobs, and kids can work on homework. Your donation will help pay for the desks, chairs, and computers.
Make the Beds
A mom who lived in our shelters once told us "I could actually sleep at PHFS' shelter because I knew my children were safe." Help us buy new sheets, blankets, and pillows so moms like this can get enough rest every night they are guests at our shelter.
Stock the Cupboards
For the first time, PHFS will have a full kitchen where we can serve three meals a day to families. Since we've never had a kitchen before, we need pots, pans, baking sheets, bowls, plates, cups, flatware... everything!