Brrr! For the third year running,
Building Futures, in partnership with
the City of San Leandro and
April Showers, provided San Leandro
with a winter warming shelter.
The shelter was open November 25th
through April 7th during rainy or very
cold weather. Guests received dinner,
a warm, safe place to sleep, and
breakfast. Our friends at
First United Methodist Church hosted the shelter, which served both men and women.
This season, 131 San Leandro residents accessed the program, which was open
77 nights. The average number served
each was 30, but on several
the shelter provided refuge for up
to 39. In all, the Warming Shelter
provided 2,326 bednights—a dramatic
jump from previous years.
The Warming Shelter was funded by the
City of San Leandro and Alameda County Social Services. Caring community members also responded to the call for supplies.
Click here for our End of Season Report
on the Warming Shelter.
Click here for the San Leandro Times’
1-5-17 article on our 2016 Winter
Volunteer Dinner Cooks at
the serving window.