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Tammy’s Take Posted Dec 23, 2014 By admin

  On the morning of the 23rd, the DenUM staff gathered before we opened the building for services for the “Annual Secret Santa Reveal.”  The process is pretty simple: fill out a form that includes your favorite carol, color and cookie; draw someone else’s name; spend the week making your person’s days as nice as possible without letting them know who you are while spending no more than $5.  The part that was the best was that very few people knew who their person was – 1. Everyone did a good job at the secret part, 2. Everyone at DenUM has some expertise at making people’s days better.  My hope

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Top 5 November and December 2014 Posted Nov 11, 2014 By admin

DenUM’s Top 5 Needed Items for November and December 2014 peanut butter canned tomatoes or sauces canned fruit in water or light syrup infant formula (all varieties) hygiene items for employment services clients DenUM strives to provide food options that are nutritionally balanced, safe and that promote healthy eating.  Therefore, we do not distributed expired food.  Instead we encourage food donations that include whole grains, low-sodium and low-sugar options. Items that we can always use to meet our growing requests for service include: Whole grain cereal Fruit in water or juice Meat canned in water when possible Vegetables: low or no sodium Beans: dry or canned in low or no sodium Whole

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Hope Corner Posted Nov 10, 2014 By admin

Family Focus Last week, we met a young single mother named Monica. Her husband left the family a few months back; he hasn’t called or come by and she doesn’t know where he is. Now Monicais raising two young children by herself. Daycare is expensive and her small wages don’t cover all her bills. She’s never had to ask for help before and at first she looked down at the floor and covered her mouth when she spoke. Her voice was quiet and flat; it was easy to see that she was struggling to hold back tears. But as she talked with our staff, we could see her start to

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