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Glossary

Ever wondered about the slang we use around the office? Now’s your chance to brush up on Renesting vocab! Cork & Fork – A game we play at our fundraisers. The donor pays a flat rate for a fork or cork, which are all numbered. The numbers on the forks...

Turtles and Tarts

This past Tuesday, the 30th of June, featured quite an exciting morning here at the Nest. It started with one of our regular Saturday volunteers, Pembroke, bringing us a gorgeous summer fruit tart in a gingersnap crust. Pembroke had called last week and asked if she...

A Fond Farewell

Last year, Anthony Reans fell out of the sky. After several of our key warehouse volunteers’ health required their service level to change, Renesting found itself searching for a warehouse coordinator. Weeks into the search, the multiple rounds of interviews...
On A Mission

On A Mission

  One of the best parts of volunteering at Renesting is getting to meet the other people that are volunteering. Before the pandemic, the staff and volunteers would all eat lunch together at an 18-foot table. We’d chat about the weekend, current events, where we...

It Takes a Village: Rickey Gibbs

Everything Renesting is able to do for the Shreveport-Bossier community is also because of the Shreveport-Bossier community. It takes a village to make everything we do possible. Today we want to say “THANK YOU!” to a member of that village, Rickey Gibbs. Rickey came...

Renesting’s Numerology

We keep track of a lot of numbers here at Renesting. It can get confusing, but each set of numbers represents something important about the work we do. Here are some of our latest numbers: 1782 is the most recently assigned case number in our system. Every client that...
Umm… what’s a stripper lady?

Umm… what’s a stripper lady?

Like any business, Renesting has some jargon associated with our daily activities. One of the most eyebrow-raising phrases thrown around in the warehouse is: “We can give this to the stripper lady.” When new volunteers hear this, they generally have one of...

The World’s Best Voicemail

Everyone loves to be thanked for their hard work, but some thank yous hit your heart differently. And that is definitely the case with the world’s best voicemail. A few weeks before the stay-at-home orders went into effect, we received a voicemail from a client...

We care about YOU!

Here at Renesting, we have been so excited about being able to reopen, even though it is a slow and complicated process. We have introduced new protocols and a reduced calendar to keep our volunteers, donors, clients, and staff as safe as possible per the guidelines...

How to turn a house into a home

The reality for many of our clients is an empty dwelling. They have walls and a door. Rooms. A place to call their own. …but little to turn that dwelling into a home. They often don’t have or cannot provide the household goods they need to have a cup of...