Summit Warm Hearts
Summit Warm Hearts is a daytime warming center for food- and housing-insecure neighbors of Summit, NJ. We are open from 10-2, seven days a week (provided we have enough volunteer hosts) and offer a place to warm up with coffee, bagels, a hot lunch, and a shower (when it's back in service). SWH is located in Fellowship Hall, lower level of Beacon UUC, 4 Waldron Avenue in Summit. If you are able to host, please click on the slots below. SWH is an initiative of the Summit Interfaith Council and we are pleased to be powered by many houses of worship and non-denominational organizations in and around Summit.
Volunteer hosts are asked to be onsite for a 2 hour shift, in pairs. If only one host is signed up, I or my SWH partner, Leonard Prentice, will be the other host. Host duties include opening and closing the center, making coffee, offering meals, towels for the shower, and getting to know the guests to determine if they have need of any other services we can direct them to. New hosts will be paired with an experienced host, and more detailed guidelines including covid precautions will be emailed to you upon signup.
In addition to our onsite warming center we are providing lunch and dinner to guests who are temporarily sheltered at the Best Western in New Providence. If you are able to provide meals, please see this sign up here:
We are also very grateful to be accepting donated meals from Pizza Vita, Village Trattoria, Serra, Blossom, and Manhattan Bagel. Please see this signup if you are able to pick up and deliver meals from those restaurants to the guests at Best Western:
And finally, we are seeking donations towards housing here:
Any questions, please feel free to call or email!
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