What does it take to host the families for a week?

Our work typically involves over 70 volunteers for key tasks such as:

  • Transforming Sunday school rooms into guest bedrooms and TV lounge area
  • Setting up bathroom and kitchenette areas for our guests
  • Providing freshly laundered sheets and towels for our guests
  • Shopping for groceries for the week (basic breakfast food, lunch items, snacks)
  • Shopping for basic supplies (tissues) as well as personal items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc)
  • Providing hot dinners each day of the week, prepared at home or at the church, which we share with our guests
  • Greeting our guests as they arrive each day & help them as needed while dinner is prepared
  • Overnight hosts stay the night at Third and help our guests leave after breakfast the following morning
  • Serving a hot breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Converting our rooms back to the Sunday school’s configuration
  • Laundering bedding and towels in preparation for our next rotation