The Monthly Wish: May 2021
By: Maureen Atwell, Executive Director on May 1, 2021
Your generosity powers our mission, so we’re making sure we use your gifts wisely. Here’s a wish-list of items for our shelters, updated monthly so you can see what we need most and where you can make the biggest impact.
This month we celebrate Mother’s Day, and we’re making a special effort to recognize moms in our shelters. Every homeless mom who stays with us is working toward a better life for her family. Being without a home on Mother’s Day can be especially heartbreaking, but you can make a difference.
We’re organizing a Mother’s Day brunch in our Juno House shelter, complete with gift bags and cards for the kids to give their moms. We’re also making bags for anyone in our shelters who can’t afford a gift or a card for their mom. The best part? They're made from generously donated items! Check them out:
We’re also looking for volunteers to help beautify the Juno House porch, so if you’d like to bring a brunch item or make the shelter pretty for Mother's Day, click here to sign up, or call or email Katlin Hahn at 262-522-1418, firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll make a mom’s day!
What else is new this month? Barbecues are new! We’re looking for supplies to help our guests enjoy cookouts as the weather warms up. In other fabulous news, we received an amazing gift of supplies this month, so our wish-list is shorter than it’s been since the pandemic began. Here’s this month's list:
We have an urgent and ongoing need for these items
30-gallon garbage bags
Coffee, creamer, sugar in small bags
Dishwasher pods and laundry pods
Toilet bowl cleaner
We especially need these items in May
Charcoal, lighter fluid, barbecue tools (spatula, skewer, grill brush, etc)
Paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils
Ketchup, mustard, relish, hot dogs, buns
Outdoor furniture in like-new condition
Unused shower curtain liners
Major impact items we need
Unused large freezers (we currently need 4)
Unused refrigerator with freezer (we currently need 2)
Unused dishwasher (we need 2)
Unused garbage disposer (1)
We don’t need any of these items right now
Items we unfortunately cannot ever accept
Food that is expired or within 2 weeks of expiring
Items that need to be picked up
We are so grateful for all of our friends and supporters who make our shelters a better place for our guests!
Your kindness changes lives. Please consider donating a one-time or monthly gift.