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Your Volunteer time donated toward the completion of projects and services is needed by Bonner Homeless Transitions and its clients

Contact us to volunteer your time or donate materials

Joanne Barlow

Program Manager, Supportive Housing

Main Office Phone Number:

(208) 265-2952

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1696
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Volunteer Kudos

As part of operating the Bonner Homeless Transitions organization, there are always projects directed toward satisfying our immediate and proposed needs. These projects are often sponsored/supported by financial, time and/or material donations. Along these lines, we are looking for volunteer help, project materials and monetary donations to assist in completing these projects.

Bonner Homeless Transitions thanks volunteers for their support on these projects 

Apartment Renovation Project at the Blue Haven facility 

Leadership Sandpoint was largely responsible for the demolition and removal of old materials along with the design of the new layout. Home Depot was responsible for donating the materials and installation of new cabinets. We are very grateful for their continued help and support.

These photos show the demolition and renovation/reconstruction of the apartment.
Installing new countertop
Apartment #4 Demolition
Apartment #4 Demolition
Apartment #4 Demolition
Apartment #4 Demolition
Apartment #4 Renovated
Apartment #4 Renovated Kitchen
Apartment #4 Renovated
Renovated Bedroom/Bathroom
Apartment #4 Renovated
Renovated Dining Room
Apartment #4 Renovated
Renovated Living Room
Apartment #4 Renovated
Apartment #4 Renovated Kitchen

Leadership Sandpoint gives Blue Haven a Facelift

Leadership Sandpoint chose the “Blue Haven” facility as the recipient for a much needed renovation project. During the spring, they organized a fund raiser to secure funds for the project along with various donations from local suppliers. During the summer, they put forth the “sweat equity” to bring about the Blue Haven transformation. The facelift came in the form of interior and exterior improvements including:
  • power-washing siding
  • scraping
  • caulking
  • remodeling/reinforcing porches
  • installing metal roofing and trim on garden shed
  • funding the re-working and shingling of the deteriorating roof over the office area (work done by Son Construction)
  • reworking a portion of the fire escape
  • painting the interior hallway
  • painting garden shed
  • painting parking bumpers, lines and safety zones
  • painting all exterior porches and fire escape
Special thanks goes out to project leader Eric Donenfeld and his crew along with Dave Nicholson from Son Construction for all of their hard work.
Leadership Sandpoint
From top-left to bottom-right, Leadership Sandpoint participants Terri Savage, Anita Porter, Stacey Miller, Kathy Weisz, Lisa Ailport, Connie Malone, Laurel Rollins, Transitions in Progress program director Tamie Martinsen, Leadership Sandpoint participants Mike Church, Eric Donenfeld, Kate McAlister, Dawn Spell and Jim Zuberbuhler show off their handiwork on the Blue Haven House. Leadership Sandpoint members Justin Dick, Sean Maruse and Dianna Cartwright also contributed to the work. 

Thanks for the following volunteer efforts

Serve Sandpoint
 for your donation of time and materials toward the much needed apartment painting project.
for all of the support and participation during “Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week” 2011.
for donating bakery items to the Emergency Warming Shelter.
Deb at Life Care Center 
for donating a companion ‘finch’ to one of our Trestle Creek residents.
Helen with the Nice Bus
for her donation of a ‘2 week pass to CDA for school’ to one of our Trestle Creek residents.
Matt at High Mark Heating and Cooling
for inspecting our fireplace and furnace at Trestle Creek’s “Holland House”.
Cedar Hills Church
for generously donating time and materials on “Serve Sandpoint Day” toward the following Harmony House projects:
painting • installing 2 new windows • making the community bathroom handicap accessible
Panhandle Riders ATV club: especially Brian Dunham, Chuck & Heidi, Bob & Barbee
for help moving the Domestic Violence Shelter (Harmony House) to a new location. We also appreciate the help from Casper Reitz, Rick Rudland, Rob Carson, Owen Mullen and Chris Rinehart. The ATV club brought trucks and equipment to assist everyone during this Sunday move. Prior to the move, we received services from the Cedar Hills Church cleaning crew along with Chip and Scott affiliated with Sandpoint Furniture/Carpet One.