Dinner is served 365 days a year with brunch on Sundays and Holidays. Volunteers dish the food on the plates in the food line and then deliver them to our guests who are seated in the dining room.
Time Needed: 4:30 to 7:15pm for dinner (served seven days a week) 8:30 to 11:15am for brunch on Sundays and Holidays
Available To: Individuals, families, and groups of 2 to 15 - minimum age 12
Sorting: Donations such as toiletries, canned goods, clothing, books, craft items, etc. are often delivered to us in large quantities or with several different items in the same bag. These must be sorted, repackaged and moved to an appropriate storage area.
Projects: Throughout the year we have a variety of projects available such as yard clean-up, painting, decorating for holidays, making toiletry packets, writing thank you notes, and computer inputting.
Special Events: Assistance is needed with special events such as the annual and Walk/Run as well as other events.
Time Commitment: 2 hours or as needed for project. Usually Saturdays, some weekdays and evenings
Available to: Individuals, families and groups of 2 to 10 as determined by project
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Most of the food, toiletries, linens and supplies used by the shelter are collected from the general public. This is a fun activity for kids of all ages to organize and execute through their school, church, youth group, neighborhood, or scout troop. Adults too can be involved through their office, business, civic and social organizations.
Refer to the "Needs List" for a comprehensive list of items used at the shelter. This activity gives participants a tremendous sense of accomplishment because of the number of lives they are able to touch with their donations.
Time Commitment: At your convenience - we always have a need for items on the "Needs List"
Available to: Individuals, families and groups of all sizes and ages
You can drop off all donation items to the loading dock of our Siena/Francis House Baright Shelter, located at 1111 North 17th Street. The loading dock is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day of the year. The courteous men staffing the dock – all of whom are in our shelter’s job training program – will give you a receipt at the time you make your donation”
As a charitable organization, the Siena/Francis House looks to the generosity of the community for our physical needs as well as for our financial ones. Fundraising can start as simple as children saving their nickels and dimes from a lemonade stand and donating them to our shelter.
Other ideas include:
If you are interested in partnering with Siena Francis House in a fundraising effort, contact Tim Sully
Do you have an old car, truck, or van that you’re not sure what to do with? You may wish to consider donating it to the Siena/Francis House.
On behalf of the graduate who will greatly benefit from your donation, thank you, in advance, for your thoughtful consideration.
The main source of financial support of the Siena/Francis House is from personal donations from individuals and households in our community. In general, donors make personal charitable contributions to our shelter because they value our mission of providing food, shelter, and clothing to the poorest of our community.
Other donors make more lasting gifts to support the poor and homeless of our community by including the Siena/Francis House in their estates, as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or as a beneficiary of a retirement account. These types of “legacy” gifts go a long way in helping our organization provide food, shelter, and clothing services that so many in our community desperately need.
Please donate now by clicking here.
Or you can make checks payable to:
And send to:
P.O. Box 217 DTS
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If you wish to have your donation automatically withdrawn from your bank account, please fill out the Direct Deposit form and return to Siena/Francis House. Call Debbie Clemons or Tim Sully, 402-341-1821, for questions or information on this donation opportunity.