As the festive season unfolds, we extend our warmest holiday greetings to you and your loved ones! This time of year is a poignant reminder of the spirit of giving, and we find ourselves reflecting on the incredible support we’ve received throughout this transformative year for our shelter and our guests, which has only been possible through the generosity of our community. This holiday season, we invite you to join our flock and make a difference in the lives of our guests and community.

This year, we aim to raise $30,000 through the “From Our Flock to Yours” Holiday Fundraiser to give us a solid foundation of support into the following year. Each dollar contributed becomes a building block for our nest, ensuring that Nest Community Shelter remains a place of comfort and care for those seeking refuge. This fundraising effort embodies the generosity of our community and holiday spirit as we make a positive impact together that lasts all year long. Your generous donation makes a difference in the lives of our residents, such as Matt.

Matt’s Story, An Example of Soaring From Our Nest:

Earlier this fall, we introduced you to Matt, a resilient individual whose life took a positive turn thanks to the unwavering support of our community. Matt spent seven years navigating the challenges of homelessness, and we’ve been alongside him for much of that journey. This year, with our collective support, Matt was empowered to take a monumental step—he entered rehab to overcome addiction. Emerging with renewed strength, we continued assisting him, helping with social security registration and providing a smartphone. These seemingly small acts had a profound impact, leading to Matt finding a safe and stable home of his own in early November. Matt’s story is only one of the sheltered 249 individuals, with 87 successfully transitioned guests that moved into permanent housing through our programs. We thank all who generously donated time and resources. Your commitment touched lives directly and inspired others to join our cause.

Expressing Gratitude and Extending an Invitation:

This holiday season, we want to express our deepest gratitude to you for being a beacon of hope and compassion to those in need. Your involvement has made a significant difference, creating a positive ripple effect far beyond the holiday season over this past year. As we approach a new year filled with endless possibilities, we invite you to continue your journey with us. Whether through volunteering, sharing your skills, or making a financial contribution, every act of kindness contributes to a lasting positive impact in our community and in the lives of our residents. Simply sharing our message far and wide is a lovely way to support our goal.

Looking Ahead To Turn Dreams of Home into Reality for Our Guests:

In the coming year, we aspire to enhance our programs and provide even greater services to our guests and our community. To achieve this, we’re reaching out to visionary corporate partners and individuals in our community. If you know of businesses that share our commitment to community impact, we would be grateful for an introduction. If you represent a company interested in learning more about our work, please reach out directly to Harrison Holtkamp, our shelter director. 

This holiday season, let’s nestle hope, care, and warmth into the lives of people experiencing homelessness in our community. Together, as a united community, we can make this winter a season of transformation, where everyone has the chance to soar high and find their way home.


Donate now and be a part of “From Our Flock to Yours,” where each contribution helps build a stronger, warmer nest for those in need.