Volunteers from Rise Up for Homes are holding a collection of blankets for the homeless of New Bedford.

Please bring clean blankets to Sister Rise House on January 19 between 9 am and 12 pm. Half of the blankets collected will be for the guests at Sister Rose House and for those in need and the other half will be donated to Mobile Ministries to be given out from the Food truck to those in need. Blankets must be clean or new and preferably twin or double size (larger ones may be difficult to be carried).

Pass the word to family and friends!

Sister Rose Shelter is located at 71 Division Street in New Bedford. The hard cost to keep the overflow shelter open is $475 per night. That money is used for supplies, food, overhead, and security staffing to keep the shelter safe. If you would like to help keep the Sister Rose Overflow Shelter open during the winter, click HERE.

To help support their mission, donations are graciously accepted in any dollar amount:

  • Donate via phone: Text RISEUP to 50155
  • Donate online here
  • Donate via a check: Rise Up For Homes
    First Citizens' Federal Credit Union
    200 Mill Road, Suite 100
    Fairhaven, MA 02719

To donate your time, contact info@riseupforhomes.com to see how you can help volunteer at the Sister Rose Emergency Overflow Shelter. Volunteers are needed during weekdays and weekends when the temperatures reach 28 degrees or lower.