Each year, our Committee to End Homelessness works with friends of our Congregation to collect and compile welcome baskets for people who are moving back into a home environment after some length of time; some haven’t had a place to call home in years. The baskets contain cleaning supplies and household items.
In 2016, we are collecting items to make baskets for 18 homeless veterans and 13 families who are survivors of domestic violence. They will move into newly renovated apartments in Downtown Grand Rapids around Thanksgiving time. Our plan is to gather BRAND NEW ITEMS and have welcome baskets awaiting them.
We accept contributions of new items throughout the year. We equally welcome your financial support. Checks are to be made out to the Grand Rapids Dominicans (welcome basket donation noted). Cash is to be sealed in an envelope with welcome basket donation on the front. Both checks and cash can be given to the Marywood receptionist
Each basket includes:
Small frying pan
Pillows Hand towels
Small waste basket +2 quart sauce pan
4 glasses 4 pl. settings of silverware
4 place settings of dishes (plates, cups, soul bowls)