Village Holiday Needs

By Heidi Gauthier, N Street Village Volunteer and In-Kind Gifts Coordinator

xmas_snowflake_wallpaper-normalAs the temperature grows cooler, daylight hours become scarce and fond summer memories, such as planting the Village vegetable garden, become distant. N Street Village is turning its attention to the many exciting holiday events  that provide its clients with the items they need to stay warm and joyful throughout the season. Two events that we continue to need YOUR support with is our Annual Coat Drive and Community Wish List events.

Our Annual Coat Drive provides every woman in need with a warm coat.  This year we are desperately in need of plus-sized winter coats. The sizes that we are currently looking to receive are  XL—5X (14—24W). If you would like to make a donation or purchase a plus size coat, please contact Ilana Cookler at to discuss this opportunity more.

Each year, N Street Village creates a Community Wish List to collect much-needed items to support our programs and clients.  This year, we are looking to match our Secret (or not-so-secret) Santas with each of our programs.  Consider hosting a donation drive at work, with your family and friends, or at your place of worship in support of one of our amazing program teams. Please email Ilana Cookler at to discuss adopting one of our program’s holiday needs.

Looking to volunteer this holiday season?  If you do not have the time to run an in-kind drive, please consider staying the night with us or serving dinner at the night shelter.

The night shelter is open every day of the year and we especially need coverage over the holidays. Many of our clients staying at our night shelter do not have the luxury of visiting with family during the holidays and view their fellow community members as family. We invite you to experience the magic of the community with the very special people who call N Street Village home. This year we need overnight volunteers on Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and News Year Eve.  The night shelter is also looking for dinner servers on Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. If you have questions regarding overnight supervision or an interest in volunteering at night the shelter during the holidays, please contact Heidi Gauthier (

From all of us at N Street Village, we wish you a very happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in the community.