His Haven Northside Activities

How has His Haven Northside been serving our community this week at our 346 Woodlawn Ave. location? It’s been service with a smile and a little something for everyone!!
Thursday afternoon was our monthly Kid’s Farmer’s Market, provided by our local Food Bank, which supplies fresh produce for community children to bring home to their families.
Friday evening was His Haven’s kick off of the first of three ‘First Friday’ Family Summer Picnics! On the menu was smoked pulled pork, baked beans, mac and cheese, caesar salad, fresh watermelon and a plethra of desserts!
Monday afternoon His Haven started the countdown for our final two weeks of after school drop-in program, and today we said goodbye to our BOCES students for the year, opened our Kids Farmers Market for parents with toddlers and provided social hour…Coffee and Crumbs for all our community senior friends!
For more current events, feel free to message His Haven or check out our website and Facebook page! www.hishaven.org/giving

His Haven Northside Photo Dump

His Haven Northside photo dump! If you live in or around Woodlawn Ave., your children would probably really enjoy being a part of our after school and upcoming summer drop-in program! A hot, home cooked meal, tutoring, interaction with staff and friends, indoor and outdoor activities and more!

With the recent arrival of beautiful weather here in Elmira, rock painting and chalk drawing contests are among the many activities everyone gets to enjoy!

Ohhh….the joy of being a child! His Haven wants to help kids create happy, long lasting memories!

Elmira, giving looks good on you!

A little over four years ago, Todd and I moved to Elmira, NY with our family, desiring to do something in our community that would allow individuals and families an opportunity to have a brighter future. The Lord told us to determine in our hearts what we were passionate about and make that our priority!

Loving and helping people is what we determined was the heartbeat of our passion! With that passion at the forefront of all that we set out to do, we founded His Haven, an organization that impacts the lives of individuals needing gentle support in life.

Over the past four years, we have been given the priceless opportunity to walk through life with individuals facing some of life’s most uncertain circumstances. Homelessness, abandonment, abuse, addiction, hunger and so much more. We have laughed and we have cried together as we have walked alongside many individuals and families as they took steps to find victory in their lives.

If you have determined in your heart that what His Haven is passionate about is what YOU are passionate about and you have put that passion in motion by sowing a seed of time, a financial gift or making a donation of any type that goes right back out into our community, the victories of these amazing individuals and families are for you to celebrate as well. You helped make them possible! Thank you for your support and thank you for seeing the value of all that His Haven is continuing to do in our community.

A seven year old girl recently came to His Haven with two crumpled dollar bills in a little white envelope and said, “Can you please use this to feed the homeless?” This young lady had determined what she was passionate about and put that passion in motion with just two dollars!! We want to thank this young lady for for seeing the value in what His Haven is doing in our community and we want to thank YOU for continuing to see the valuable impact His Haven is making in the lives of individuals and families right here…right now!

Determine your passion and make a difference!  Giving looks good on you!
With gratitude…Todd and Julia Moss


Christmas Memories

Today was so much fun with 20 of our His Haven Northside after school Drop-In Program children! It was a bus trip to Southside for their turn to shop for Under the Tree From Me, an opportunity to pick out some new PJ’s, a pizza party with LOTS of Christmas cookies and a tour through Tinsel Town on the way back to Northside! There was so much joy and excitement in the air as they sang Christmas carols, selected gifts for their loved ones and giggled and gasped at the incredible display of Christmas lights! A cherished childhood Christmas memory made, for sure!

Under The Tree From Me 2022

Under the Tree From Me…was a tremendous success! His Haven provided over 100 children the opportunity to shop for free gifts to give their parents, grandparents and other caregivers on Christmas morning.
One mom shared that it was the highlight of her son’s Christmas last year. “He did not want to open his own gifts before my husband and I opened ours!!” One young shopper was in and out of our shopping area in no time. When asked how he was able to make a selection so quickly he replied, “I saw what I knew my mom would like, right away. She loves fuzzy things!”
This is a no cost event. Just a smile due at registration! We saw smiles from adults tonight too, as they patiently sat in the waiting area while their children shopped. After one of our staff jokingly made a comment about parents not peeking before Christmas, one dad commented, “Hardest part is waiting!” Hang in their adults…Christmas is less than two weeks away!
While shoppers were waiting for their turn, many of them took time to color Christmas ornaments and put festive messages and pictures in Christmas cards that will be hand delivered to a local nursing facility just in time for Christmas!
More happy smiles!! 
Learn more about our annual event here:  https://hishaven.org/under-the-tree-from-me/

PJ Drop 2022

A few months ago one of our staff said, “ Every child needs new jammies for Christmas morning!”
Facts! The following week our organization began collecting and sorting pajamas, sleep essentials and more.
T’was after a quick trip to Target, when all thorough His Haven, PJ’s were placed on hangers where they wouldn’t long be stayin’!
The jammies were all hung on the racks with care, in anticipation of all the kids that would soon be there!
We are making this an annual event… you won’t want your child to miss it!
We are thrilled to share that His Haven served over 70 Elmira children during our first annual PJ Drop. Children from infant to eighteen came through our doors to shop at our free event and left with new pajamas. Some even selected slippers, socks and handmade sleeper quilts to complement their cozy, new threads!
One single mom arrived with her five children after recently relocating from the South and we supplied them with winter coats as well. Our eventful evening did not stop there!
During our PJ Drop, our delightful volunteers from Penn Ave Methodist were serving a scrumptious baked ham Christmas dinner in our dining hall. Over 100 community members were blessed by their labor of love.
A TREMENDOUS thank you to our staff, volunteers and donating community partners!
Once again, Elmira, giving looks good on you!
Learn more about the PJ Drop here:  hishaven.org/pjdrop

Kids Farmer’s Market

It’s fresh fruits and vegetables for all at His Haven Woodlawn today at our weekly Kid’s Farmer’s Market! The children attending our Summer Drop-In Program are so excited to help inventory and display the fruit and produce as well as restock shelves once a family has come through to shop!! It’s free and it’s fun!  Our next one is October 6th!

That’s a week at His Haven!

That’s a week at His Haven! Almost 90 dinners were served at Southside tonight for Family Dinner. THANK YOU for your continued meal support, Penn Ave Methodist Church and your love for our Southside Community!
Summer Drop-In at His Haven Northside welcomed many new faces this week. Among some of our summer fun activities…chess, bracelet making and some really cool crafts. Thank you to a friend of His Haven who donated two bins of Lego’s. They have provided hours of fun this week!
Looking ahead to next week… in addition to our regularly scheduled programming, please join us for several special events. Kid’s Farmer’s Market on Monday from 12:30-1:30 pm. Tanglewood Tuesday on July 26th from 4-5pm. Both events will be located at His Haven northside at 346 Woodlawn Ave.