St. Robert Bellarmine

Catholic Church

HandUp

Our HandUp Program helps families that are living in area hotels to obtain permanent housing, usually in the form of apartment rentals. Our mode of operation (and the reason our program is called HandUp) is to help families to take action to help themselves. Since 2015 we have helped a number families move from hotel living into rentals. Below you will find some success stories and quotes about our program:

HandUp Success Stories

HandUp Testimonial Quotes

Furniture Donations

We could use help from the parish with Furnishings donations.

Even though we still do not have any permanent storage space, we believe the time is near enough that we are going to go ahead and begin lining up furniture and furnishing donations and we may be able to pick up some items in advance. We do not operate like a thrift store and we are typically furnishing smaller apartment sized units, therefore we are really only looking for items that are on the list and we ask that any items donated be reasonably clean and in good working order. We will be happy to provide a receipt for any items that are donated. We are looking for donations of the following items:

Queen Mattress
Queen Bedding
Night Stand
Coffee table
End table
Microwave
Floor Lamp
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Silverware
Dishes
Glasses
Coffee cups
Skillets
Pots
Pans
Cookware
Kitchen towels
Kitchen washclothes
Vacuum cleaner
Cleaning supplies
Bath towels
Wash cloths

If you have any of the above items to donate, please contact us.