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February 1, 2019 | Vol. 2, Ed. 3


Record Temps Hit the Midwest | Donors Make the Difference!

It's been 20 years since our community has felt temperatures this low, leaving people experiencing homelessness more vulnerable than ever! Shelter House's Out the Cold campaign funds our extensive outreach during the winter and provides shelter for everyone in our community, no matter their circumstances. Shelter House is grateful for those who have made monetary donations as well as those who have donated much-needed items along with their time. If you'd like to contribute to our efforts to keep everyone out of the cold, donate online today https://shelterhouseiowa.org/donate/


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Cold & Afraid | Across Midwest, Homeless Await Deep Freeze

Due to dangerously cold weather this week, Shelter House opened our overflow lobby and winter emergency shelter all day Jan. 29 thru Jan. 31 to serve as a warming center and a place to sleep for anyone in need 24/7. But as temperatures in Midwestern cities plunged to levels colder than parts of Antarctica and officials warned people not to step outside even for a few minutes, Tony Neeley stood on a downtown Chicago street corner Tuesday, wearing wet sneakers and clutching a hand warmer packet in each of his bare hands. He had already been there for hours.

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Donation Collection Begins Soon | Shelter House Book Sale

Our largest fundraiser of the year is our annual Book Sale held in March every year and we will begin accepting donations at the end of this month. Books (and other media) can be dropped off at Bldg. B at the Fairgrounds starting February 24 from 1pm3pm. Donation drop-off will continue every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10am – 2pm and Sundays from 1pm – 3pm through the week of the sale! At this time, we are unable to accept textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines for the sale. 

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  • Month of February: Marquee Pizzeria - $1 from every specialty pizza ordered goes to Shelter House
  • February 24: Shelter House Sunday @ Saigon's Corner - Shelter House receives 50% of sales 
  • February 24: Accepting donations for the Shelter House Book Sale
  • March 30, 10am-4pm & March 31, 12pm-4pm: Shelter House Book Sale @ Johnson Co. Fairgrounds

Shelter House
PO Box 3146
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-3146
(319) 351-0326



About Shelter House 
Much more than a roof and a bed
. Since 1983, Shelter House has provided safe shelter and helped people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. We offer a robust continuum of programs and supports focusing on emergency, stabilization, and long-term interventions in the areas of housing, employment, and mental health recovery. In so doing, we help hundreds of men, women and children each year to get back on their feet. For more information about Shelter House, visit https://shelterhouseiowa.org/


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