The Welcome Mat September 2020


The Welcome Mat for September has been released.

The Welcome Mat

Newsletter of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter
September 2020

In This Newsletter:

Many Thanks
Car Donation
About MATS
Wish List


Thank you to everyone who has left something in the Steele’s box
Thank you to PUMC for the back to school backpacks
Thank you to Kiwanis Club
Thank you to Backwoods Beauty for donating personal care items
Thank you to Shaw’s
Thank you to Agnes Lindsay Trust for allowing us to use the campership grants next year
Thank you to Savron Graphics
Thank you to Paul Tuller for helping with the playground set for our guests


We are in need of a vehicle for one of our guests.
Call 603-924-5033 or email for more information.


Decades of Serving People Who Are Homeless
Founded in 1991 by concerned citizens, the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter (MATS) is a transitional shelter for individuals and families who are homeless. We are run by volunteers from local communities and a part-time Case Manager. MATS serves the towns of the Greater Monadnock Region, including Antrim, Bennington, New Ipswich, Jaffrey, Keene, Peterborough, and Sharon. We also accept referrals from other shelters throughout the tri-state area. We are a transitional shelter not an emergency shelter.


always, a reliable car
hanging metal shelf/rack for pantry items
gas cards
hygiene items
gift cards from local businesses that our guests can use when they need certain items, many of which are not covered by food stamps
If you have items to donate, please call the MATS office at (603) 924-5033 and leave a message for Susan, or leave them in the Collection Box at Steele’s. OR mail items (if you can) to MATS, PO Box 3053, Peterborough NH 03458. Thank you!


Donation box
There is a permanent box at Steele’s where people may leave wish list items for MATS. See above for items.
Thank you so much to Steele’s Stationers for hosting our box!


Once again, 100% of our guests who completed the MATS program in 2019 have moved on to permanent housing!

*We do this without money from the state or federal government – we rely solely on donations and grants.


MATS has online giving. We use the PayPal cart to facilitate secure credit card payments, you don’t have to have a PayPal account. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation at

You can shop at Amazon and support MATS: Visit You will be prompted to select a non-profit to support. We are listed as Monadnock Area Transitional Sheltering. Shop as normal, starting from, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to MATS.

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