Remember moving into your first apartment or home? The excitement of finally having a space to call your own? And all the household items you needed to get set up in your new place?
You can help people who have spent years living on the streets and in shelters feel that same warmth and excitement as they move into their new place by providing the essential items we all need to make our house a home.
Boston’s "Housing First" Initiative is making great strides towards ending long-term homelessness by placing people in safe, dignified housing first - immediately removing the chaos of living on the street and in shelters - and providing them with the support they need to rebuild their lives.
By assembling and donating Housewarming Baskets, you will be an important part of welcoming people into their new homes where they'll find the stability and serenity they need to begin their journey to hopeful, peaceful futures.
It’s as simple as assembling new (not used) items like cleaning supplies, dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, a set of sheets or towels, in a basket to be given as a housewarming gift to someone about to move into a place of their own- many for the first time in their lives.
And please include a welome note, it means a lot to the person who receives it.
tYou can also make this a fun and meaninful group project by holding a collection at your work, school, place of worship or even with a group of friends and family, and create as many baskets as you'd like!
We expect to help at least 150 more people move beyond homelessness into homes of their own this year and they'll all need a llittle help getting started. The baskets you make will be a big part of this!No matter what you choose, your gifts will transform someone's new apartment into a warm, welcoming home.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
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