First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor

Nov 23-29, 2020 Alpha House service week

Alpha House is an emergency shelter for families temporarily experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County. Alpha House is the only family & children shelter in Washtenaw County. UUAA provides dinner each night during our host week, and hot breakfast on school holidays and weekends. When possible, we also supervise children's activity time after dinner. 

Find out the latest with COVID precautions, food drop-off and in-person volunteers
Alpha House Volunteer Guides
(inlcuding Current Volunteer COVID-19 Precaution Guidelines)

Everyone at Alpha House is thankfully still healthy. We have a few family members not feeling their best.  Like most families, sometimes sluggish days are just that.  And for others, it’s not.  To be extra safe, those that aren’t feeling well are self-quarantining and have gotten COVID tested.  All have been negative.  None have needed primary or urgent care.  None are taking any additional medicines – scripts or over-the-counter.   

Volunteer Meeting: Our volunteer meeting is cancelled due to lack of participation. If interested in any aspect of Alpha House, you can always contact [email protected]

Financial Donors: You can donate to support our purchase of weekly groceries as well as supplies such as lysol, juice boxes and/or prepared meals if they are needed

Food drop-off is curbside and contactless: Alpha House is limiting food drop-off to curbside and contactless during the upcoming week in accordance with state guidelines.. Staff are usually available 1-5:30 pm unless they get called away to assist a resident. Call ahead before leaving home to let the staff know to put the food service cart outside. When you arrive to drop-off, load donations on to the cart then call the Alpha House main number (or push the doorbell) so that a staff member can recieve your dish. The cart is continuously disinfected. 

Volunteers: If you or your family is sick with any kind of cold/flu, call your day host or email [email protected] to let your coordinator know you cannot make your food drop-off.

Questions?  Contact [email protected].

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST) Available Slot
11/27/2020 (Fri.) Alpha House food drop-off  8:00am - 9:00am  

2-4 cups shredded cheese

Call ahead to ask if still needed for omelettes.

 
Susan Randall
Susan Randall

24 eggs

Call before buying to ask if still needed.

 
Susan Randall
Susan Randall

Bring bananas

10 to 15 ripe bananas

 
Susan Randall
Susan Randall

Gallon Juice and Gallon of 2% Milk

Drop off anytime. Unrefrigerated juice (apple, cranberry, etc) - no grape please.

 
Susan Randall
Susan Randall
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Bag Salad

2 regular bags of salad kit (8 servings total), so that staff/volunteer can make as much or little as needed.

 
Sandy Simon

Cut fruit (e.g. pineapple, mango or melon)

10-12 Cups in individual portions (baggies dishwashable containers or similar)

 
Sandy Simon

Pizza (6 large)

3 cheese, 2 pepperoni, and 1 veggie. Bring or have delivered by 5:45. Remember to pay tip in advance if ordering for delivery.

 
Sandy Simon
will have delivered

Two 2-liter bottles of 7Up or Sprite

drop off anytime.

 
Sandy Simon
11/28/2020 (Sat.) Alpha House Food Drop-off  8:00am - 9:00am  

20 servings Pancakes

Make pancakes at home, deliver by 9 am for reheating

 
jane theriault

4 lbs breakfast sausage

Deliver fully cooked for reheating by 9:00 am

 
Sally Preston
Sally Preston

Gallon Juice and Gallon of 2% Milk

Drop off anytime. Unrefrigerated juice (apple, cranberry, etc) - no grape please.

 
jane theriault
Alpha House   

Arts and crafts kits (2)

Make 6 kits: one for each family, with supplies and instructions to complete a craft project.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Roan Martin-Hayden
Alpha House food drop-off  1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Cut veggies (sweet peppers, cucumbers, etc)

6-8 cups in individual portions (baggies or dishwasher safe containers). Baby carrots are always on hand.

 
Roblene Rutz
Roblene Rutz

Mac and cheese (20 servings)

Delivered hot by 5:30 or fully cooked for reheating 1-5 pm

 
Roblene Rutz
Roblene Rutz

Main dish

Delivered hot for serving by 5:30 or fully cooked for reheating 1-5pm

 
Alison Paine
Alison Paine

Vegetable Side (vegetarian preferred)

Sauteed greens, roasted veggies, carrots or cauliflower

 
jane theriault
11/29/2020 (Sun.) Alpha House food drop-off  8:00am - 9:00am  

24 eggs

Call before buying to ask if still needed.

 
Sally Preston
Sally Preston

24 plain bagels

Drop off by 9 am.

 
Ilene Beninson

4 lbs cooked bacon

Deliver fully cooked for reheating by 9:00 am

 
Roblene Rutz
Roblene Rutz
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Dessert

24 servings

 
Elinore Sommerfeld
Elinore Sommerfeld

Gallon Juice and Gallon of 2% Milk

Drop off anytime. Unrefrigerated juice (apple, cranberry, etc) - no grape please.

 
Roblene Rutz
Roblene Rutz

Chicken Sausages (12-16)

fully cooked chicken sausages and buns

 
Deana Shields
Deana Shields

Hot Dogs (24-32)

hot dogs and buns

 
Karen Hale
Karen Hale

Deli Salad (1 gallon)

Potato Salad, Pasta Salad or similar

 
Karen Hale
Karen Hale
11/30/2020 (Mon.) Sponsor Supplies/Groceries   

Sponsor $10 for supplies/groceries

Pay online at http://uuaa.org/giving. Alpha House/IHN is half way down.

 
4 slots filled - more available
Ilene Beninson
Roblene Rutz
Roblene Rutz
Sandy Eyl
Ingrid Gunderson
Ingrid Gunderson

Sponsor $100 for supplies/groceries

Pay online at http://uuaa.org/giving. Alpha House/IHN is half way down.

 
3 slots filled - more available
Betsy Price
Betsy Price
Karen Hale
Karen Hale
Kathy and Dave Friedrichs

Sponsor $20 for supplies/groceries

Pay online at http://uuaa.org/giving. Alpha House/IHN is half way down.

 
7 slots filled - more available
Beth Hospadaruk (2)
Roblene Rutz
Roblene Rutz
Roan Martin-Hayden
Roan Martin-Hayden
Karen Hale
Carrie Hatcher-Kay
Lissa Oliver

Sponsor $50 for supplies/groceries

Pay online at http://uuaa.org/giving. Alpha House/IHN is half way down.

 
6 slots filled - more available
Sandy Simon
Betsy Price
Betsy Price
Joan Wells
Connie McGuire
Pat Herbst
Pat Herbst
Eileen Wright
Eileen Wright
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