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The Building of a Nest, Part 2

The Building of a Nest, Part 2

Close your eyes and imagine the stress, frustration, and pressure of moving day. Packing everything you own, trying to stay organized, struggling to move your bigger pieces of furniture, losing track of where you put the tape, the scissors, or the screws to put your...
The Building of a Nest, Part 1

The Building of a Nest, Part 1

If you have read our origin story you know that the Nest hasn’t always been at 1331 Driftwood Drive. We started in the parking lot of Asbury Methodist Church, moved to a warehouse on E. Texas Street, then to 1303 Driftwood Drive. In 2017, our landlord, Scott,...
The Parable of the Purple Sofa

The Parable of the Purple Sofa

In Renesting’s first year serving clients, we received a donation of a very large, very beautiful purple sofa, it took about three people to move. Back then we were operating out of Asbury Methodist’s parking lot and loading a trailer every second Saturday...

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...