Christmas Party 2019

Last night was our annual staff/board Christmas mixer, this year we held it at our new office! This space was perfect for chatting, eating and playing our annual gift stealing game. All in all it was another fun Umbrella event! Nicole and Amy chatting and socializing...

Anawim Tree 2019

One of our favorite yearly traditions is shopping for Christmas trees at Anawim House. Anawim has been a great community partner over the years and they always have the most incredible trees! A big thank you to Terry for helping Evan pick out the perfect ones for our re...

Staff Christmas Fun 2019

Christmas came early for the Umbrella Staff! We all got together yesterday to celebrate the season and each other. There was delish food from noodle box and tons of games. We challenged each others knowledge about each other with a staff quiz which Evan won. (And c...

Cold Comfort Ice Cream

This afternoon we got the chance to chat with the owner of local ice cream shop extraordinaire, Cold Comfort. They wanted to know about how Umbrella uses donations and what the impact of a fundraiser was on programs. An hour later, our Facebook lit up when we learned tha...

Santa Arrived!

Today, Sharlene and Evan got to play Santa Claus and deliver gifts to the residents of Foundation House, Cooper House and Hudson House. Members of our generous community, like Char, Kristen, Bobbi and Kathy, provided wonderful gifts for the residents of all three houses,...

Our Anawim Tree

Everyone at Umbrella is getting a bit more excited every day for the holiday season. And nothing makes us feel more Christmassy than tree shopping at Anawim. Evan stopped by Anawim with morning to chat with their Executive Director, Terry Edison-Brown, about all things...

No tricks, just treats

The last staff meeting of each month is when we celebrate special occasions, holidays, and have some fun. This staff meeting we had a lot to celebrate. We welcomed back Blake from a brief parental leave after the birth of his son. We celebrated Amy's birthday with cake...

Happy Halloween

The guys from Foundation House and Cooper House, and the women from Hudson House have been busy carving pumpkins and eating seeds! How awesome are these masterpieces!! All of our houses are ready for trick-or-treaters tomorrow, and the residents are looking forward to t...

Feeling the love

The holidays are over, but the residents at both Hudson House and Foundation House are bringing the love they felt into the new year. The community really came together and helped spoil all 16 residents. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to Umbrella, purchased ba...

Christmas Fundraiser

This year, we decided to try a little fundraising to purchase gifts for the residents in Foundation House and Hudson House. Our ED baked dozens of cookies and the team delivered them. This little fundraiser, became a huge fundraiser - $1506.00!! We were able to purchase...