Lehigh Neighberhood Garage Sale

Join Albany Helping Hands at the Lehigh Neighberhood Garagfe Sale Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd at Lehigh Park in Albany.

We will have a large assortment of Flowering Baskets for sale as well as specially picked inventory from our Thrift Store.

Volunteer of the Year: John Donovan

At the latest Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction. Pastor John Leon, Albany Helping Hands Executive Director presented the annual "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award for Volunteer of Year to John Donovan.

John Donovan is a  long time volunteer at the shelter amd currently serves as Development Director  is oa member of the Board of Directors for Albany Helping Hands.

Thank You

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 360 guests attending the event .

This years event on April 19, 2018 was located again at the Linn County Event and Expo Center. 

Thanks to the sponsorships by businesses and non-profit organizations, the generous donations by individuals, and the hard work by volunteers  and stafff the fundraisesr was a big a success.

Fpr more informaation on the Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction click here.

 

Short term Trend for Need of Food and Bed: Flat

 The analytic Annual Meals Served is shown as a vertical blue bar with it's scale to the left ranging from 70,000 to 90,000 meals per year.   The Bed Night totals are illustrated by the dotted red line.  The scale is on the right side of the graph ranging from 28,000 to 38,000 bed nights per year. You will find more information at  our    Meal Count & Housing Census   web page.

The analytic Annual Meals Served is shown as a vertical blue bar with it's scale to the left ranging from 70,000 to 90,000 meals per year. 

The Bed Night totals are illustrated by the dotted red line.  The scale is on the right side of the graph ranging from 28,000 to 38,000 bed nights per year. You will find more information at our Meal Count & Housing Census web page.

The upward trend of Increasing need for food and emergency housing services has leveled out after an upward trend for almost a year.

In 2017 we provided a record number of meals... Also, the need for shelter increased... The last five months of the year we were operating at maximum occupancy, which was unusual, but understandable due to the acute housing shortage in our area and statewide.
— Pastor John Leon, Executive Director, Albany Helping Hands

365 Day (Annual) Rolling Total

Since the peak in January of 88,051 meals served the hot food need has decreased slightly  with 86,908 hot meals served for the rolling twelve month period (June 1 2017 thgough May 31, 2018.)    That is a decrease of 1,143 meals over the 12 month period, a little less than 100 fewer meals serverd per month average. 

After the peak in Janaury (twelve month rolling total for period February 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018)  the meal counts for February, March and April of this year versus the same three months last year were down an average of over 500 per month.

It's worth noting that the May 2018 count was up 382 meals versus May 2017. Perhaps this upward "tick" is the start of another upward trend for the need of housing and food services. You can follow the trends and find more graphs, detailed analytics and updated monthly statistics on our Census page by by clicking here.

   The June Newsletter   is now available to read or print by   clicking here  .

The June Newsletter is now available to read or print by clicking here.

About Albany Helping Hands

Learn about the ministry of Albany Helping Hands, it's faith based mission and methods plus it's history back to the 1980's and the growing community of generous donors and volunteers

For a description of services, programs, and facilities at Albany Helping Hands, click the What, Who, or Programs links.

For the latest on shelter happenngs please check out our current and past newsletters available in this web sites News section.

For information on our Thrift Store, Firewood Lot, Pasture Raised Chicken Farm, Christmas Tree Sales or our U-Haul Rental Dealership, click on the links (in blue) or the "Retail" link on the main menu.

To talk with us or arrange a tour please contact Pastor John Leon, Executive Director, or Wayne Oakes at 541-926-4036.


Media Watch

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.

Newspaper Stories:  Albany Democrat Herald articles featuring Albany Helping Hands guests, volunteers and staff.

 

    National Day of Prayer Message

    Pastor John Leon, Executive Director, of Albany Helping Hands, was asked to pray at the annual National Day of Prayer gathering held on the steps of Linn County Courthouse.  To read his message, "Prayer For A Life Wihout Lack" please click here.

    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.

    If you prefer, please mail your check, drop off at office, or phone in your contributions. Thank you.

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      Save $4.00 on our Pasture Raised Chickens

       Click  here  for more information on our Pasture Raised Chickens.

      Click here for more information on our Pasture Raised Chickens.

      Thank You To These Bridge of Hope Sponsors

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      $5.00 off our Hanging Flowering Baskets*

       Beautiful hanging flowering baskets are now in stock at the  Albany Helping Hands Thrift Store.  705 SE 1st Avenue, Open Monday - Saturday, 9 am to  7 pm.  * Save $5.00 off of any purchase of $20.00 or more with online coupon. Please c lick here for your coupon .

      Beautiful hanging flowering baskets are now in stock at the Albany Helping Hands Thrift Store. 705 SE 1st Avenue, Open Monday - Saturday, 9 am to  7 pm.

      * Save $5.00 off of any purchase of $20.00 or more with online coupon. Please click here for your coupon.

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      He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
      — Proverbs 22:9 KJV

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