Volunteers from Kiwanis Club prepare dinner at Homeless Solutions

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany served a delicious meal

PARSIPPANY — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany cooked dinner for the clients of Homeless Solutions on Saturday, October 27.

The Kiwanis Club has been providing meals to Homeless Solutions for the past 17 years and have served over 7,000 meals. Members volunteer their time to shop, cook and serve the dinner.

This month, volunteers Ann Cucci, Carol Tiesi, Nicolas Limano and Kiwanis Past-President Frank Cahill prepared a nice hot delicious dinner.

The Littleton School K-Kids designed and made colorful placemats to dress up the tables at Homeless Solutions. They also made festive roll ups using fall decorated napkins. K-Kids Advisor Carol Tiesi also brought candy for the guests to enjoy after dinner.

Kiwanis Club volunteers Nicolas Limanov, Ann Cucci and Carol Tiesi
Littleton K-Kids make placemats to be used at the Homeless Shelter
Littleton K-Kids make placemats to be used at the Homeless Shelter

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany purchases all the food used by the volunteers.

The group of volunteers meet at Homeless Solutions to start preparing dinner for the guests in the transitional housing program. The group prepared a fresh fruit salad, tossed salad with a homemade dressing prepared by Ann Cucci, baked ziti with meatballs and rolls and served vanilla cheesecake for dessert. They also served iced tea and coffee. Other volunteer groups such as St. Ann’s Church, Kiwanis Club of Morristown, prepares dinner for the shelter on other days of the month. Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany has been providing meals to Homeless Solutions for the past eleven years.

Interested in learning more about the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, contact President Karen DeChristopher, by emailing karen.dechristopher@gmail.com.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. Join us for breakfast to learn more about our group of volunteers.

Cake
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany menu
Littleton K-Kids Advisor Carol Tiesi brought candy to distribute to the guests
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Volunteer Ann Cucci preparing the tossed salad
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Volunteer Ann Cucci cutting the cake to serve to the clients

The mission of Homeless Solutions is to offer shelter, services, and supportive housing to homeless and low-income people. For the homeless and working poor in our community, hope begins at Homeless Solutions, Inc. Homeless Solutions is a private, non-profit organization, helping those in need for past 30 years. In 2012, they served 267 people by providing emergency shelter and transitional housing. Their case managers offer the support needed to help the guests rebuild their lives and successfully return to independent living. They also develop permanent supportive housing that is energy efficient for very low, low, and moderate income families and individuals. They provided homes people can afford to 119 people in 2012. By supporting HSI through financial donations or volunteering, they are making a tangible difference in the lives of those most in need in our community. For more information on Homeless Solutions, click here.

Three Reason to Donate to Homeless Solutions:

When you donate to Homeless Solutions, you make a tangible difference in the life of someone in need in our community. Your donations –

Buy milk for children living in shelter.
Pay for childcare so a single parent can work.
Pay for gas for our shelter vans that take guests to public transportation to get to work and to medical appointments.

Click here to make a donation to Homeless Solutions.

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