Hoboken Shelter needs volunteers!

11/22/2010:

Volunteering at the Hoboken Shelter for Thanksgiving

Hoboken411 has received quite a few emails from local residents looking to help out the community during the Thanksgiving Holiday.

One great place that is always in need of volunteers (and not just during the major holidays) is The Hoboken Shelter at 300 Bloomfield Street. Here’s what they’re looking for this Thanksgiving in Hoboken:

If you are interested in volunteering on Thanksgiving, 11/25/2010, please call & sign-up with Jaclyn at 201-656-5069.

Volunteers are welcome from 12pm to 8pm.

We look forward to your help with:

  • preparing & serving meals, treats, & refreshments;
  • sorting & distributing clothing & food donations;
  • playing board games & socializing with our guests;
  • & coordinating our newsletter mailing.

Schedule of Activities:
2:00pm: Thanksgiving Lunch
3:00pm: Art & Creative Writing Show
5:00pm: Movie
7:30pm: Thanksgiving Dinner

8 Responses

  1. Rise From The Ashes says:

    Can someone explain to me why does a homeless shelter need volunteers to serve food? Many of these people are unemployed and loiter around all day long…do they have a tough boss who does not let them take off from being unemployed and homeless.

    Shouldn’t the people seeking the handouts, year after year, be the ones volunteering?

    We look forward to your help with:

    * preparing & serving meals, treats, & refreshments – HOMELESS can do this
    * sorting & distributing clothing & food donations; – HOMELESS can do this
    * playing board games & socializing with our guests; – DOWN RIGHT CRAZY unless you are good at Spades or other prison games
    * & coordinating our newsletter mailing. – SKILLED HOMELESS labor.

    • pawzclawz says:

      You must be fun at parties.[quote comment=”200302″]Can someone explain to me why does a homeless shelter need volunteers to serve food? Many of these people are unemployed and loiter around all day long…do they have a tough boss who does not let them take off from being unemployed and homeless.Shouldn’t the people seeking the handouts, year after year, be the ones volunteering?We look forward to your help with:* preparing & serving meals, treats, & refreshments – HOMELESS can do this* sorting & distributing clothing & food donations; – HOMELESS can do this* playing board games & socializing with our guests; – DOWN RIGHT CRAZY unless you are good at Spades or other prison games* & coordinating our newsletter mailing. – SKILLED HOMELESS labor.[/quote]

    • juliehob says:

      You should stay as an ash.
      You are a big idiot.
      If you do not want to volunteer, then DON’T.
      I hope that I never see you making the line to get a meal.[quote comment=”200302″]Can someone explain to me why does a homeless shelter need volunteers to serve food? Many of these people are unemployed and loiter around all day long…do they have a tough boss who does not let them take off from being unemployed and homeless.Shouldn’t the people seeking the handouts, year after year, be the ones volunteering?We look forward to your help with:* preparing & serving meals, treats, & refreshments – HOMELESS can do this* sorting & distributing clothing & food donations; – HOMELESS can do this* playing board games & socializing with our guests; – DOWN RIGHT CRAZY unless you are good at Spades or other prison games* & coordinating our newsletter mailing. – SKILLED HOMELESS labor.[/quote]

    • animal_lover says:

      How about this…to circulate with other upstanding contributing members of society like yourself :roll: [quote comment=”200302″]Can someone explain to me why does a homeless shelter need volunteers to serve food? Many of these people are unemployed and loiter around all day long…do they have a tough boss who does not let them take off from being unemployed and homeless.Shouldn’t the people seeking the handouts, year after year, be the ones volunteering?We look forward to your help with:* preparing & serving meals, treats, & refreshments – HOMELESS can do this* sorting & distributing clothing & food donations; – HOMELESS can do this* playing board games & socializing with our guests; – DOWN RIGHT CRAZY unless you are good at Spades or other prison games* & coordinating our newsletter mailing. – SKILLED HOMELESS labor.[/quote]

      • Rise From The Ashes says:

        Funny, unfortunately I like to take off on Thanksgiving and spend it with my family.

        Seriously speaking, is there any reason the good folks continually looking for the handouts can’t do the jobs themselves?

        I forgot, they are too busy loitering on the corner smoking their $8.00 a pack cigarettes. [quote comment=”200326″]How about this…to circulate with other upstanding contributing members of society like yourself

        [/quote]

  2. hbknisbonkers says:

    Rise From The Ashes WINS!!!

    “playing board games & socializing with our guests; – DOWN RIGHT CRAZY unless you are good at Spades or other prison games” – pretty much made my day

  3. homeworld says:

    “Are there no prisons? And the union workhouses – are they still in operation? I help to support the establishments I have named; those who are badly off must go there. If they would rather die they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”

  4. whineanddineinhob says:

    I know people in town who dedicate these services every year and I commend them. There are those living in town who are lucky enough to have friends and family they can visit who are close by. Then there are the creeps who should actually BE homeless. I witnessed a conversation outside Black Bears last night where two yups each called their parents on their cels telling them how work commitments made it necessary for them to stay in town and their not being able to visit for the Thanksgiving holiday. They had a trip to Massachusetts planned. Creepy bastards couldn’t even tell their parents they weren’t interested in being with them.

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