05/20/13 Every spring the Heminger House Shelter For Women and Children experience an increase in families needing assistance. Diane Fisher, Case Manager for the shelter said, “We are reaching capacity quickly. As of today, we have five families in our shelter. We have also had several crisis calls which indicate we are going to reach capacity quickly.”
With the amount of people they have currently in the shelter and the potential for more families to come, comes the need for many perishable items like milk, bread, meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese and eggs.
The Heminger House is also in need of cleaning supplies and office supplies like stamps, packing tape and printer paper.
Another easy way to help is providing gift cards that can be used in helping to fill new resident’s prescriptions. Wal-Mart, K Mart, Martins and Kroger gift cards are very helpful.
Diane Fisher wanted to express thanks to the community for all of their continued support over the last several years. She said, “With this support we are able to provide a clean, stable and nutritional environment for our little ones and their mothers as they move toward a health, independent lifestyle.”
Please take a look at the items listed below for more ideas on how you can help.
Please contact Heminger House at 574-936-7233 to arrange pickup or drop off of your donations.
Heminger House Needs List: Paper Products: Toilet paper Paper towel Napkins
Household Items: Light bulbs 39-gallon trash bags Batteries C, AA, 9V
Cleaning Supplies: Spray and Wash Dryer Sheets Floor cleaner Mr. Clean Magic Erasers Bleach Spray disinfectant Disinfectant wipes All-purpose spray cleaners Toilet Bowl cleaner Comet Dusting spray CLR Swiffer Pads Dishwash Machine Tabs/Jet Dry
Hygiene Products: Pad/tampons Hair products Conditioner Smoothing gel
Mousse Non aerosol hairspray Women’s Deodorant Lotion Face Care Products Makeup
Office Supplies: Computer paper Packing tape Large paper shredder Postage stamps
Medications: Ibuprofen Cold/Allergy Medication Thera Flu Triple antibiotic ointment
Food: Fresh Meats Milk Eggs Butter Bread Cheese Fruit Vegetables
Miscellaneous: Alarm Clocks for 5 rooms Hair dryers Curling Irons and straight Irons House Slippers
They are also in need of gift cards to department stores, grocery stores and pre-paid credit cards that can be used anywhere.