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February 15, 2019 | Vol. 2, Ed. 4


Accepting Book Sale Donations Soon! | February 24

If you have books (and other media) you'd like to donate, they can be dropped off at Bldg. B at the Johnson County Fairgrounds starting February 24 from 1pm – 3pm. 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. Please direct all questions to Kaily Hoard at kaily@shelterhouseiowa.org.

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Many Ways to Support Shelter House | Volunteers Needed

The annual Shelter House Book Sale will be held on March 30, 10:30am – 4pm and March 31, 12pm – 4pm at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Bldg. C. There will be thousands of gently used books plus music, movies, art, and vintage tees for sale. All proceeds will benefit Shelter House. In order to put on a successful event, we will need many volunteers during the weeks leading up to the sale to help sort and organize all incoming book donations and prepare the space. We will also need dedicated volunteers to assist during both dates of the sale and immediately after for tear down. Volunteers are encouraged to bring friends and family members to help out and to sign up for multiple shifts.

Sign up here!


African Americans Experience Increased Rates of Homelessness 

Researchers are stressing the need for new solutions to combat homelessness, which African Americans are disproportionally affected by compared to other groups. Black Americans are about three times more likely to live on the streets than white Americans, according to a national study which is the first in decades to look at lifetime homeless rates.

"The magnitude of the racial and ethnic disparities is striking," Vincent Fusaro, a Boston College professor and co-author of the study said.

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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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