Volunteer

“Staying at this beautiful, comfortable, safe house has greatly reduced an emotional and financial burden. I greatly appreciate all of the staff and volunteers that have provided support and comfort in various ways, be it food, quick supportive chats, and overall commodities.” – Johnsten Family

Hometown Chef

Imagine going from vending machines and hospital food for days, weeks and even months on end to a delicious home-cooked meal! The Hometown Chef program is a great opportunity for individuals or groups to get together and serve our families.  Whether it’s your co-workers, classmates, family, friends, or teammates, you are guaranteed a worthwhile experience planning and preparing a meal to our families.  Schedule a time to make breakfast, lunch or dinner for our families. We have a beautiful gourmet kitchen where you can prepare a meal or bring a already prepared meal from your own kitchen. We also have a fully stocked pantry and you are welcome to use any items that we already have on hand to prepare your meal.  You are typically preparing a meal for approximately 6-10 people.

We do not ask our Hometown Chef’s to cater to any specific dietary restrictions.  The guest know that they are welcome to use and prepare any items from our pantry if they cannot eat what is served on a particular evening.

If you wish to prepare a meal in our kitchen during the week please see below for the location-specific hours. Contact Leah at Leah@childrenshopefw.org with any questions.

Lutheran Meal Preparation / Drop off times – Please arrive between the hours below to begin preparing the meal or to drop it off. You are more than welcome to stay after staff hours to enjoy the meal with the families and clean up:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm    /    Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:30pm

Dupont Meal Preparation / Drop off times – Please arrive between the hours below to begin preparing the meal or to drop it off. You are more than welcome to stay after staff hours to enjoy the meal with the families and clean up:
Mon-Fri: 4:00pm-7:00pm / Sat-Sun: 12:00pm-4:30pm

Housekeeping Volunteer

Come in on a regular basis as an individual, or come as a group (up to 10) to help keep the Children’s Hope House as clean as possible. A clean, uncluttered home reduces the stress for our families who already have enough on their minds. Please call the House @ 260-459-8550 or email leah@childrenshopefw.org to learn more about helping on a regular basis.

Hope House Craftsman

Come in on a regular basis as an individual, be “on-call,” or come as a group to lend your specialized “handy-man” skills. A well-maintained and beautiful House helps our families know that our community cares!

Please call the House at 260-459-8550 or email leah@childrenshopefw.org to learn more.

Friends of the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope house

Put your creativity to work by developing luncheons, golf outings, yard sales and more to raise money and awareness for Hope House. Please call us at 260-459-8550 or email leah@childrenshopefw.org to learn more.

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