The sun is shining, children shriek as they dip toes into the cold water of the backyard kiddie pool
For families in shelter at Clare House, school may be out, but there's not a real summer vacation planned.
Mom is working full time and spending her 6 months in residency to save as much money as possible. Most of our families spend their summers in the public parks and local pools so they can support their goal of moving into their own apartment at the conclusion of their residency.
While most people are on vacation, volunteerism, donations, and monetary support are at an all time low at Clare House. Most supporters focus their philanthropy during the winter months, but don't realize the 6 month slump. This time of year, our families could use a boost of in-kind donations and monetary support-- so we have Xmas In July!
Through the year our staff and volunteers are diligent about tracking and organizing the donations that our community donates to our families, as well as the donated goods our families use/request the most. This helps us develop our top 5 needs of the summer, and each week during the Month of July we will present a new need to encourage our supporters to donate specific in-kind items that will hold us over until the winter holiday.
We encourage donors to shop on AmazonSmile.com and register Clare House as their charity-- that way donations get sent right to Clare House (saves time and gas!) and with every purchase, Amazon commits to donate a percentage to Clare House.
Week Two: Hark! The Heralds Angels
July 6, 2018
This week we are asking you to help keep our mommas covered!
Any donation of unopened regular maxi pads can be shipped straight to Clare House by using AmazonSmile.com.
If you will be dropping off, please call 717-291-8967 to make arrangements with our House Manager.
Week One: The Xmas Star
June 29, 2018