What's New at SHEM ...

Harvest Christian Church Back To School Celebration August 18!

SHEM once again partnered with the Harvest Christian Church and other organizations for the back to school event. Hundreds of backpacks and school supplies were handed out for Sweet Home School District students. There are still backpacks available at SHEM at 1115 Long Street in Sweet Home until September 8, if your student still needs one.   SHEM and the Sweet Home Community support this event through fund-raisers, such as the Salvation Army Bell-Ringing project. 100% of the funds raised through the bell-ringing project were used to purchase backpacks for children in our community.  



Salvation Army Bell Ringing 2017!

SHEM once again partnered with the Salvation Army to host the 2017 bell ringing event. If you are interested in "ringing those bells" and having a wonderful holiday experience, please contact the SHEM office at 541-367-6504 to schedule your opportunity to be part of this fundraising project! All of the funds raised through the bell-ringing project are used to purchase backpacks for children in our community.


Community Christmas Box Program

A community wide supported Christmas Meal Box Program is sponsored by local churches and civic organizations. Each year, there are typically between 250 and 300 meal boxes distributed. Applications are available at these locations: SHEM (1115 Long Street). Applications may also be acquired at the Sweet Home Assembly of God and the Sweet Home 7th Day Adventist Church. All applications must be received at SHEM on or before December 6.



This "Civil War" service project has become a popular community event that blesses SHEM with an abundance! We are so grateful for their awesome partnership! Thanks to all students, parents, staff and everyone who helped this project to be so successful.

Beaver and Duck fans at Sweet Home's very own Hawthorne Elementary School really stepped up to the plate in the annual Civil War Challenge. On November 22 a total of 900 pounds of canned food items and a generous financial donation were delivered to SHEM! It appears, that once again, the Beaver camp has over-run the Duck camp and the title is still secure!

A HUGE thanks to all who participated and the focused awareness on hunger issues in our community. Events such as this truly make an immediate impact to reduce hunger for struggling families. We thank the entire Sweet Home Community for this continued partnership and support. Together we CAN and DO help change lives.

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SHEM is now partnering with the Pongo Fund of Portland, an organization that provides high quality pet food for low income households, ensuring that the pets, too, have enough to eat. Thank you, Pongo Fund for your generous ongoing support, so no pet goes hungry!