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June, 2016
UUC Shelter Rock Awards The INN
with a $100,000 Grant
New Living Room/Sun room Planned for Men's Shelter
Rob Kammerer, Jean Kelly and INN staff accept a $100K check from the UUCSR and Arnold Babel (far right), UUSCR President.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock has awarded
The INN with a grant for $100,000, which will be used for a desperately needed living space for single men housed at the Donald Axinn INN emergency shelter. The grant is one of four awards that were given to non-profits for their work with the homeless locally and/or advocate for women's rights nationally. "This is a dream come true, said Jean Kelly, Executive Director of The INN."We are grateful to UUCSR for their generous support of The INN over the years. Now, they have given the men in our shelter a space to relax and unwind after working so hard to solve their housing and employment challenges."  

NEW Volunteer Opportunity at INN Shelters
Dialogue Circle Facilitators Needed in Shelters - Training Provided
Do you have what it takes to listen without judgement or advice?
We are seeking to recruit a team of volunteers who will offer compassionate listening and empathic connection to guests in our homeless shelters and soup kitchen. No experience necessary. Training will be provided June 27, 2016 through July 1, 2016.
Please contact Michelle Singh 516-486-8506 ext. 143 or for more information.
Click here for a full description of this volunteer opportunity
Jacob's Bottle Collection Raises $100 for Hungry and Homeless Guests
1st Grader Helps Those INN Need
Seven-year-old Jacob was in his Central Islip neighborhood with his father when he witnessed a man rummaging through a trash can for bottles and cans. When his father explained that the man was homeless and would redeem the bottles for cash to take care of himself, Jacob wanted to help. Over the next four months, he decided to take up a collection of his own by asking friends and neighbors to save their cans and bottles for him so he could help that man and others like him. 2,000 bottles later, he presented an envelope of $100 in cash to The INN's Director of Development, Dorian Stern. Jacob said, "A lot of people think bottles and cans are just garbage, but to someone in need, it's like a present, like getting a gift of something you really need."
Thank you Jacob, for caring, for sharing and for being you.
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