September 2017 Newsletter

Mantle House Newsletter          

 

A LITTLE ABOUT US

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a loving home environment to homeless or near homeless young adults 18-24 years old.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

To house and assist young adults with independent living skills, provide resources for them, and to serve as an advocate. To provide mentoring to help meet their physical, behavioral, and spiritual needs. To help them succeed independently, with confidence and wise decision making, for a brighter future. Entrance into the Mantle House is temporary and transitional. They will be treated with dignity and respect. The primary goal is that these young adults will experience God’s love and compassion.

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Mantle House Store is an Old Victorian Home with 2 levels of treasures, collectibles and flea market items, a book store, and children’s room. With proceeds benefiting the transitional home for young adults, your donations and purchases are so appreciated. Come for a visit.
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Kelli’s Story
Hi everyone! My name is Kelli. I’m married and have two beautiful daughters. After my husband left active duty as a U.S. Marine, we moved to Westmoreland County to be closer to family and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where our daughter with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome would have excellent care. I started working with non-profit organizations in 2004 while living & attending university in Washington, D.C. However, my life changed in 2006 while studying in Rome – a day I’ll never forget. Sitting in Piazzo del Popolo reflecting on the beauty of the famous “twin” churches, once again amazed at the time and care given to places of worship, I went to leave and glanced up at the Basilica Parrocchiale Santa Maria del Popolo and lost my breath. From where I stood and the position of the sun, all I could see were elevating crosses atop the domes and bell tower. I felt as if God had just shown me my own personal stairway to heaven and had done so in “The People’s Square.” I knew He was calling me home to him and giving me my purpose – to help people. I’ve tried to heed that call ever since. I currently serve as a staff member at Mantle House Mission, aiding and mentoring residents. I work with residents as a financial advisor, teaching money management, budgeting, & how to plan for their future. I also work with them as a legal advisor, help further their education, and find physical activities for them to do. I also use my God-given gift of writing, and work with non-profits to write grants to aid in their funding so that their missions and visions of helping others can continue being a reality. I have found faith, strength, and happiness since I started following this path. I may have had some bumps and curves, but I always know He is leading me in the right direction – home

MONDAYS @ MANTLE HOUSE

Bring a friend, or make a new one! To register, call the store (724) 872-1800 or sign up using our Facebook group event.

Classes are $5 & take place Mondays @ 6pm

September 4: none
September 11: Fleece Blkankets
September 18:  Jams and Jellies
September 25: Fall Centerpieces

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September 9th First Annual Auction 11am to 4pm

Lee Hostetter, Auctioneer, will host this fabulous event!! To view items, log onto: Leehostetter.com or Mantle House Mission on Facebook

Join us for food, baked goods, Chinese auction, Cake auction, and more.

If you regularly volunteer for ‘work day’ on the second Saturday of the month, come share in the activities.

October 6th & 7th Our Five Year Anniversary!

Join us for the celebration – Food, Entertainment, Speaker, Bake Sale, Face Painting, and Sidewalk Sale.
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Grateful:  Mantle House Mission has the honor of being selected by the Rostraver Chamber of Commerce as their Business of the Month for August 2017.  With so many wonderful businesses to choose from, we are so thankful and truly humbled by their choice.


All of what the Mission does relies heavily on the volunteers and donors that give so much …Thank you ALL for the blessing the Mantle House with your time, prayers, items, and financial support.  Bless you all!


Mantle House Mission Resale Store             email:  mantlehousemission@yahoo.com

Our location: 132 South Water St., West Newton, PA. 15089

                          724-872-1800 Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm

Feature image By Canadian2006 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

 

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