See the rest of Dave Tirrell-Wysocki's article for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation   HERE!

NEW Shelter Looking REAL!

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As of end of March... shingles, siding, glass windows!!  Radiant heat is in and the floor poured!
All should be done by the end of April!!!
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Safe Spaces Campaign Update!
Can we just say our supporters are AMAZING? 
                                 Actually, we can't say it often enough!

Just 9 months since we kicked off the Safe Spaces Campaign, we're within $12,500 of our goal!  We'd love to  reach it by May 23, when we host the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new winter shelter. The shelter, and sufficient funding to run our current programs for the next three years, are two giant steps toward our goal of ENDING HOMELESSNESS in the Greater Concord community.

If you haven't yet donated to the Safe Spaces Campaign, now would be a great time to move us closer to our goal. And if you have, thank you!  Together, we can, and we will, end homelessness in our community.

  
Winter Shelter Closes for season:
The Winter Emergency Shelter was opened in St.Peter's Church in December and averaged 22 people a night for that month. January, February and March combined averaged 35 guests per night.  These numbers include families and there have been 6 families total over the course of the season. The shelter's last night was April 1. Over the past 4 months 114 members of the greater Concord Community have volunteered to make this possible.
Christ the King Parish has made this space available for 3 years and we are eternally grateful.
We could not provide shelter for the most vulnerable in our community without our amazing corps of volunteers - THANK YOU!!!

    Thank you event for Shelter Volunteers!


Volunteers and staff enjoyed desserts
A million thanks to the bakers of South Church and St. Paul's Church for all the celebratory baked goods!
 


Mayor Bouley says thank you, and...
announces that the City will place winter shelter funding in the budget rather than a contingency fund!
 

Jake King, Shelter Director
Gives many thanks to all.
And WE give thanks to Jake and Thrive Outdoors for a job well done.
 

Volunteer HELP WANTED!


We need a few good volunteers:

CCEH Seeks             - Website Content Volunteer 
- Social Media Volunteer and 
- Communications Committee Volunteer
If you have expertise in any of these areas, please 


New Board Member:
We are pleased to announce that Tim McLaughlin has joined the Board of Directors of CCEH. Tim is a partner at Shaheen and Gordon, a New Hampshire native and family man with a long history of concern for those who are experiencing homelessness. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and spent a number of years on the board of Veterans Legal Services in Massachusetts, an organization which serves homeless and low-income veterans. We are very pleased to have Tim join us in our work.
Save
SAVE THE DATE! 
                                                     
Wednesday, May 23    5:00 - 6:30pm
CCEH Annual Celebration/Ribbon Cutting for 
NEW WINTER SHELTER/10 year Anniversary

Come see the new shelter, tour the Resource Center, hear about our plans and accomplishments, and have a hotdog with us!


238 N. Main Street, Concord

Co-op Shoppers - VOTE - $$ for CCEH!
The Concord Food Co-op will be donating $1 from each $2 reusable bag sold through June 30 at the store and they want their customers to decide which nonprofit will get the funds. The nonprofit with the most votes gets the money. Voting ends April 15. If you shop at the Co-op vote for CCEH by emailing   greg@concordfoodcoop.coop   Subject: Cash in the Bag



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