Most of those we serve have limited income and often need help with basic necessities once they secure housing. Help give them a warm welcome into their new home with some basic household necessities to get them started. Here are three ways you can help:
1. MAKE A KIT
Get together with family, friends, or co-workers and put together a kit, or two, or ten! Each kit will go directly to someone moving into their new home. Click HERE to download a shopping list (PDF)
2. FUND A KIT
No time to shop? Let us do it for you! Make a contribution to fund a kit. Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference.* Click HERE to fund a Kit!
3. GIVE A GIFT CARD
Gift cards to Big Lots, Family Dollar Stores, K-Mart, Dollar Tree and Walmart are a great way to help. They can be used to purchase a Kit or to purchase additional items as needed.
A Full Welcome Kit consists of one of each of the four options below. (Approx. cost: $200).
CLEANING KIT (Approx. Cost $25)
Bucket, Mop, Broom, Duster, Dust Pan, Laundry Soap, Laundry Basket, Dish Washing Liquid, Window Cleaner, Powder Cleanser, Sponges, Cleaning Rags
BATHROOM KIT (Approx. Cost $55)
Shower Curtain, Garbage Pail, Rug, Bath Towels, Soap, Shampoo
BEDROOM KIT (Approx. Cost $45)
Twin Sheet Set, Comforter, Pillow
KITCHEN KIT (Approx. Cost $75)
Dish Drain, Dish Towels, Pot Holder, Dish Soap, Paper Towels, Plastic, Cups, Plates, Pots/Pans, Cooking Utensils, Flatware, Can Opener
SCHEDULE A DROP OFF:
For more information or questions, please contact Sheree at (203) 401-4400, ext. 138
or at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also CLICK HERE to Fund a Kit online!
* Funds received through the Welcome Kit Initiative will be used for the above referenced items as well as for other costs that may be related to a client settling in to a home of their own including but not limited to: moving costs, delivery & storage fees, furniture, clothing, sundries, and other basic-need items as deemed necessary by Columbus House case managers based on each client’s unique situation.