hi-hi-graphic-helping-hands300pxWe are grateful that HiHi, the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative, has been selected as November’s Split Plate Charity of the Month. 

HIHI, the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative, is a Huntington-wide effort to address homelessness here in our community.  In conjunction with the Suffolk County Family Services League, nightly food and shelter are provided at Huntington houses of worship, during the colder months of December through March.  In this last HIHI season ending March 2016, 2533 overnight stays were provided by HIHI, 302 of these at the UUFH.

The UUFH is proud to be a founding member of HIHI, and since 2004, serves as the HIHI location on Sunday nights during the HIHI season.  On at least 2 Sunday nights each month, volunteers from the UUFH come together to provide a welcoming place to stay, a hot nutritious meal, conversation and fellowship, and breakfast and lunch for the next day.  UUFH volunteers come from many different parts of our Fellowship, and include long time members, new members and friends, children, and youth.  Last season, more than 40 different individuals from the UUFH participated in some way in the HIHI effort—including our entire Religious Education program. Thank you all!

Of course, providing food, toiletries and basic necessities requires funding.  Please give generously, secure in the knowledge that we are living our principles in a very tangible way—preserving the inherent worth and dignity of every person. 

Visit our volunteer table to volunteer or learn more!

 Joanne Polichetti