Shelter Sunday Committee 2016

Jim Lumley

Bob Stover
Hwei-Ling Greeney

Michael Weisman

Shelter Sunday Amherst
P.O. Box 264
​Amherst, MA 01004

Providing a warm safe place to sleep and receive assistance at Craig's Place, Amherst's winter shelter at the First Baptist Church.

Beneficiaries Include

History of Shelter Sunday

 Committed to addressing hunger and homelessness

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Committed to Reducing Hunger and Homelessness since 1989

Providing weekend and Wednesday meals and groceries at Amherst's First Congregational Church.

P.O. Box 264
​Amherst, MA 01004

Providing advocacy, case management and funds for inmates, and those in need.  Also providing community meals for the hungry on national holidays and inclement weather.

Shelter Sunday

Shelter Sunday is a one day door to door solicitation of Amherst neighborhoods.  On the third Sunday in October, community and student volunteers walk door-to-door through the neighborhoods of Amherst. After gathering in the lobby of the UMass Fine Arts Center, they go out in groups of 3-5 people and sent out to Canvass. Within a few hours they visit over 3,400 residences.

Historically, Shelter Sunday was organized by Amherst Friends for the Homeless, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In 2013, ​$31,000 was collected and distributed to organizations that provide services to our neighbors in need.

The traditions of Shelter Sunday are carried on today by the benefiting organizations.

To ask more about becoming a 'benefiting organization' please contact: