Bracing for the Cold
The temperatures are dropping and for those in homes on tight budgets need to keep warm to keep the heating costs down. Blankets are in need. For those on the street - warm socks and gloves. The knitting club as us covered on hats and scarfs - a Big Hug of Thanks!
This outreach has changed over the past ten years with who we serve and who serves. It was started as two women and a truck to three women and 2 guys at our peak. Now we are one women with a full time job and 2 guys that we were able to help that are able to give back. We are a small force but able to make a difference in so many lives. Downtown is changing. The landlords are rebuilding and raising rents which will force many back out on the streets or to move from their homes. Affordable housing is a great concern.
Feeling like there is something you should be doing or missing out ? Volunteer. You could be the one who puts together the silverware sets, the wash cloth kits, manages the list, follows up on email requests. Lots of ways to help and we need it now more than ever. The way to change for the better is to take that one step towards providing hope.
Clean Out your linen closet , kitchen cabinets and basements- Loose the Clutter. You will feel better when you donate the excess to those in need.
Are there items in your home you no longer need or items you found you have to many of?
Check our List and see if you can help some one who has very little. Home Decor is always needed to dress up an apartment.
Beds are always needed. There are many still sleeping on the floor with just a blanket
The hygiene kits are in need of small toothpastes - if you would like to help with this feel free to make a donation or contact me to arrange a pick up.
Keep you prayers coming for this ministry - every little bit helps.
We offer Help,Understanding, Guidance and Support to the homeless, disabled and poor living in the Cass Corridor and surrounding areas. We foster social and environmental stewardship through the provision of basic household and personal needs both recycled and new to ensure the dignity of each individual
Please contact us if you would like to donate your time or talents - One Action Has Power
Our team now represents several states helping with donated yarns and projects from washcloths to scarfs to blankets. If you like to knit/crochet or have yarn scraps we would be more than happy to accept the help. Not ready to make a large time commitment to a project or have a small group in need of a project? We are looking for pot holders - this easy project takes only a few days and hours to do.
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