The Singletons Unveil First Help Us Build (H.U.B) Community Center
By Claire Natale -
Monday Nov 22, 2021
The Singletons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the needs of single-parent families battling cancer, will open the Help Us Build (H.U.B) community center on Friday, December 10th. The Singletonsâ€™ H.U.B is a 3,344-square-foot building located at 28th St. and Bell that will provide a safe place for families to connect with volunteers, counselors, and other members of the community for support and resources.
The H.U.B is the operational venue for all Singletons programs that currently serve over 72 families. Community programs include educational classes in health and nutrition, small-scale fundraisers and The Singletons Kitchen in partnership with St. Maryâ€™s Food Bank and Fryâ€™s Kroger Waste Not Initiative, which distributed over 3,250 meals with over 2,000 volunteer hours.
â€œThe Singletons have found that in many cases, the family home becomes a constant reminder of the unfished daily tasks, stressors and hardships these families face,â€ said Jody Farley, founder and executive director of The Singletons. â€œWe believe that The H.U.B. will serve as a safe place for families to get in touch with other families and members of the community who can provide additional support.â€
The center will also feature a Singletons family room for parents and children to hang out, a Singletons Garden where families can grow fresh produce along with Singletons Offices for day-to-day operations and storage space for donated items in the future.
The Singletons is a community dedicated to providing hope and support for single-parent families affected by cancer. The organization provides services to a growing population of single parents who are battling cancer or have children battling cancer. Parents have to keep living and fighting despite the fears that cancer has created for them and their children. They are the inspiration that The Singletons are dedicated to providing hope for tomorrow.