Homestay

Home For The Games is a new non-profit initiative to foster generosity and radical hospitality during the 2010 Olympics.  It creates a unique legacy —a memorable Olympic experience for visitors and hosts, while raising money to help fight homelessness. More Than Gold is partnering with Home For The Games to recruit hosts who successfully opened their homes to lots of visitors.

Do you have a room or suite to share during the Games?

The Home for the Games website matches visitors to Vancouver hosts for home-stays or suite rentals. You keep 50% of your rental revenue (or donate it to More Than Gold). The other half benefits charities that fight homelessness in Vancouver.  The homeowner receives a tax receipt for this amount.  The two primary charities are: Covenant House and Street to Home.  The goal is to raise 1.2 million dollars in contributions to local charities that assist Vancouver’s homeless population.

It's a great way to extend hospitality with new friends from around the world. It's also a creative way to help our city's most vulnerable people.

Visit www.homeforthegames.com for more information.

New Four-Session Study on RADICAL HOSPITALITY
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:53am Katie

We offer this four-session study as a companion for groups and individuals on their journeys towards radical hospitality: receiving and resting in God's gracious welcome, and extending this welcome to others. This study is based on Christine Pohl’s book, Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition, and its accompanying Study Guide.   Read more

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