Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction
Albany Helping Hands is grateful to those who Contributed to the Eighth Annual Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction which was a big success with approximately 380 dinner auction guests attending the event held at the Linn County Event and Expo Center on April 19, 2018.
Contributors included generous donations by individuals and sponsorships by businesses and non-profit organizations located in the greater Albany area.
Volunteer of the Year
At the latest Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction. Pastor John Leon, Albany Helping Hands Executive Director announced the recipient of the annual "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award for Volunteer of Year. This years award was presented to John Donovan a long time volunteer at the shelter. John currently serves as Development Director. for Albany Helping Hands.
Food and Bed Count
It is only a one month period, but the trend of Increasing services leveled out for the first time since over a year ago. February’s hot meal service was 377 less than February of 2017 while the monthly housing census trend was flat, up just 0.1%.. This trend reflected in the chart as noted below.
The rolling 12-month meal total: 87,674 for the period March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
That’s up 10.6% over the previous annual period; a monthly average of 7,492, which equates to 240 meals average daily.
The housing count (measured as Bed Nights) growth flattened out in February, with the annual rolling total up only 0.1%, an increase of 28 bed nights to 36,866 bed nights for the 12-month period ending February 28, 2018. This is an average of 101 beds filled every night, 365 days a year.
It will remain to be seen if the flat trend continues or falls in the coming months.
For more charts, detailed analytics and updated monthly statistics, please click here.
Radio Commercials: We've posted radio commercials as mp3 files for listening or download. These ads aired as a paid radio ad schedule (paid for by donor) or as Public Service Announcements (PSA). The 30 and 60 second radio commercials include ads for Christmas Trees, Home for the Holidays, Anniversary Fundraiser, Crazy Days and Spring Retail. To listen or download click here.
Radio Interviews with AHH Board Members, Management, Staff, Volunteers and Guests. Download and LIsten to Podcasts of the latest and archived mp3 files from live radio broadcasts on KGAL's Valley Talk.
The latest posting the Valley Talk radio interview from November 15th. Topics Include the opening of five Albany Helping Hands Christmas Tree Lots, plans for additional housing, Anniversary Fundraiser update, latest housing census and meal service count and the upcoming Home for the Holidays on the Radio. Representing AHH was Development Director John Donovan and Jim Willhight Media/ Development Consultant who was joined by KGAL Newshost Jeff McMahan.
Newspaper Stories: Albany Democrat Herald articles featuring Albany Helping Hands guests, volunteers and staff.
Please Get Involved
- Please contribute Online
- Volunteer at Albany Helping Hands
- Downed tree donations
- Household Item donations
- Vehicle, Boat & Trailer donations
We Sincerely Thank You
If you have donated thank you for your caring and generosity.
Nineteen years of generous donations have been transformed into blessings for those in need, impacting lives on a daily basis.
We thank the caring individuals, churches, organizations and businesses who have contributed to Albany Helping Hands, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Your new donations are helpful for us to continue our ongoing mission. You can contribute online with a secure one time credit or debit charge to your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.