Volunteers at Sojourner Truth House often have the opportunity to see all aspects of the continuum of care we provide. Whether helping in the food pantry, clothes closet, or interviewing community-based clients and filing paperwork, they come faithfully and willingly. These stories are reflections of the compassion, acceptance and joy our volunteers embody.Share your Story
Citizens Financial Bank Hosts "Spring Cleaning" On Behalf Of Sojourner Truth House
Monday, May 23, 2011
MUNSTER, IN – Citizens Financial Bank is proud to have hosted a month of “Spring Cleaning” on behalf of the homeless and at-risk women and children of Sojourner Truth House day center in Gary. All 22 Banking Centers of Citizens Financial Bank participated from April 4th through May 6th and the results yielded over 72 boxes of sorted and categorized clothing and scores of household items and furniture. Those who gathered at the Schererville Banking Center office recently to load the Bank van for its delivery are pictured in the photo below.
Ancilla Representatives Visit Sojourner Truth House
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
In response to their mission’s call to serve, Ancilla College faculty, staff and students visited the Sojourner Truth House in Gary on Monday, volunteering their services for the day.
Sixteen representatives of Ancilla College worked on three separate projects, including the cleaning of the surrounding sidewalks around Sojourner Truth House, sewing laundry bags for use by those being aided by the Sojourner Truth House, and updating information folders.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Sojourner Truth House has raised $7,603 while partnering with Shelter Alliance (http://www.shelteralliance.net), a firm that specializes in fundraising programs through the collection and responsible recycling of used cellular phones. Shelter Alliance currently works with over 5,000 social service organizations in 50 states and has contributed over $8,000,000 to participating organizations.
Shelter Alliance is now paying up to $100 per smartphone.
If you have a used cell phone sitting idly at home, put it to good use by dropping it in one of our Shelter Alliance drop boxes, and help us raise funds for the women and children of Sojourner Truth House. Cell phone collection “drop boxes” are currently established at the following locations:
Charity work is a big part of Robert Bailey's life
Thursday, January 13, 2011
"Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them, he cried, 'Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them- ' God said, 'I did do something. I made you.'"
-- Author Unknown
I contacted Sister Peg Spindler of Sojourner Truth House in Gary, asking for the names of a couple staff members for possible interviews. In the past, I've always written Sister Peg, but the thought of calling a nun on her cell phone delighted me.
A Correspondence Between Sister Peg and Her Sister
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A correspondence between Sister Peg and her sister can help shed some light on the difficulties we all face and how hope, although sometimes hidden, does exist.
Pi Sigma Phi Sorority, Upsilon Chapter
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Doing Good Works While Having Fun
Pi Sigma Phi Sorority, Upsilon Chapter describes themselves as “a dedicated group of women getting together for fun and fellowship.” And when it comes to charitable works in the community, they are “committed to doing heartwarming activities together that warm the soul!” For the past two years, they have warmed the souls of five local charities, including Sojourner Truth House. The proceeds from their annual golf outing at Minne Monesse Golf Course in Grant Park, Illinois, have allowed them to provide more than $6,000 in support for organizations that care for children stricken with cancer, provide medical care for the indigent, provide shelter for homeless families, provide a home for pregnant teens, and to provide day shelter services for homeless women and their children (STH).
Charlene Van Sickle
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Being a volunteer at Sojourner Truth House has been a growth experience for me. People we see live with greater faith than I have been required to exercise in my life. Ninety-nine percent of them respond to a greeting of "How are you today?" with a smile and an "I'm Blessed."
We work with the community based clients who come to obtain food, personal care items, and clothing. Believe me, they give me much more than I give them. How my heart melted when one lady presented me with a pen she wanted me to have. A gentleman walked to Sojourner Truth House - on crutches - just to thank me for the new crutch tips I had procured for him.
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