Kiwanis cooks for Homeless Solutions July 26, 2014

Kiwanis member Gordon Meth, Frank Cahill, Mimi Letts, Carol Tiesi and Howard Letts prepare dinner for Homeless Solutions. Photo by Nicolas Limanov

Mimi Letts with help from Frank Cahill preparing a fresh fruit salad for the temporary residents at Homeless Solutions. Photo by Nicolas Limanov

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Carol Tiesi prepares the salad for the temporary residents of Homeless Solutions. Photo by Nicholas Limanov

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany prepares dinner at Morris County’s Homeless Solutions on the fourth Saturday of every month.  Carol Tiesi started her Saturday morning by shopping for food, which is paid for by Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany.

The group of volunteers meet at Homeless Solutions to start preparing dinner for up to 65 residents in the transitional housing program. This Saturday the group prepared a fruit salad, a tossed salad, baked ziti with meatballs, rolls and served cake for dessert. Other volunteer groups such as St. Ann’s Church prepares dinner for the shelter on other days of the month. Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany has been providing meals to Homeless Solutions for the past nine years.

The mission of Homeless Solutions is to offer shelter, services, and supportive housing to homeless and low-income people. For the homeless and working poor in our community, hope begins at Homeless Solutions, Inc.  Homeless Solutions is a private, non-profit organization, helping those in need for past 30 years.  In 2012, they served 267 people by providing emergency shelter and transitional housing.  Their case managers offer the support needed to help the guests rebuild their lives and successfully return to independent living.  They also develop permanent supportive housing that is energy efficient for very low, low, and moderate income families and individuals.  They provided homes people can afford to 119 people in 2012.  By supporting HSI through financial donations or volunteering, they are making a tangible difference in the lives of those most in need in our community. For more information on Homeless Solutions, click here.

Three Reason to Donate to Homeless Solutions:

When you donate to Homeless Solutions, you make a tangible difference in the life of someone in need in our community.  Your donations –

  • Buy milk for children living in shelter.
  • Pay for childcare so a single parent can work.
  • Pay for gas for our shelter vans that take guests to public transportation to get to work and to medical appointments.

Click here to make a donation to Homeless Solutions.

The Kiwanis club meets on Thursday mornings at 7:15 a.m. at the Empire Diner. The club is always looking for new members interested in assisting the club with its various service projects. You can visit their website by clicking here.