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This #GivingTuesday we’re going small

This year on #GivingTuesday we aim to make a BIG IMPACT with small necessities. Many times, it’s the tiniest conveniences that are hard to come by for our homeless guests. Things like lip balm, pocket-sized tissue, or cough drops. These may seem like very small items to donate, but they make a BIG difference in the lives of our guests.

During the colder months, hand and foot warmers become a small but mighty comfort. Hand lotion to keep moisturized and disposable antibacterial cloths for washing are critical for self-care. Foot powder is also extremely helpful and greatly appreciated because they use it when their feet get wet from walking in snow, rain, etc. It helps prevent real damage to their feet.

We are committed to helping the homeless in Rockford find stability and rebuild their lives. Having these small supplies really helps us. It allows us to fix immediate problems so we can focus on the big picture — securing employment and housing.

Here is the complete list of requested items:

  • Cough drops
  • Disposable antibacterial bathing cloths
  • Foot powder
  • Hand and foot warmers
  • Hand lotion
  • Individual packets of tissue
  • Lip balm

Donations may be dropped off M-TH 8:30 to 4:00 pm and Fridays 8:30 to 2:30 pm at 1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford 61104. For questions, please contact Patti at 815-964-4105 ext. 216; PattiF@Carpentersplace.org.

Donations by mail are always appreciated and accepted at any time. Ordering items online continues to be a wonderful option during this time. Our mailing address is: 1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford, IL 61104.


About #GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is an international day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on the holidays and end-of-year giving.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

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