March 04, 2020

Home For Good: Give Now to Help Welcome Families Home - For Good.

Every day, United Way helps individuals and families stop the cycle of homelessness. We invite you to help welcome families home—for good. Your contributions will ensure that people who were once homeless but are now moving into a new home have the essential supplies they need.

Join us in creating Home for Good baskets to provide to individuals and families in our community who were once homeless, but are now moving into a new home.  
Our goal is to make the transition to a new home just a little warmer for 100 individuals and families – help us reach the goal of packing 100 Home for Good baskets.

We invite you to help create a Home for Good basket – there are 2 ways to help:

1. Give online

Give $20, $55, $75, or $110 toward 1 Home for Good basket, or provide a whole basket for $265  

2. Purchase items on Amazon

Check out our United Way Home for Good Wish List on Amazon, choose the items on the list you want to buy, and Amazon will ship them right to us! Thank you for only purchasing items that appear on our Wish List, as this will help us best track donations to ensure we can provide the best and most complete baskets to people in need.
Note: When you checkout on Amazon, choose the “United Way Home for Good Donations Gift Registry Address” to make sure the items are shipped to us.  Thank you for your help in welcoming our neighbor’s home—for good.

What is a Home for Good basket?

As individuals and families transition out of homelessness, they are often starting over. Many are moving into their new home with little to no personal or household items. Most people are in need of basic household supplies for the kitchen, bathroom, and more. United Way Home for Good baskets are designed to provide basic household necessities and the essential supplies needed to create a safe and stable home.

What items are needed and included in a Home for Good basket?

Some items that will be included are:
• Household essentials such as garbage bags, soaps, cleaners, and towels
• Bathroom items such as Kleenex, toilet paper, towels and wash cloths
• Bedroom basics such as sheets, pillows and laundry detergent
• Kitchen essentials such as plates, cups, pans, utensils and a coffee maker

1 Home for Good Basket Will Include:

Kitchen Dining Kit: 
-Kitchen Dinnerware Set
-Silverware Set
-Drinking Cups Set

Kitchen Essentials Kit:
-Cooking Knife
-Dish Soap, Sponge & Dish Towels
-Can Opener, Scissors & Pizza Cutter 
-Garbage Bags & Paper Towels
-Hand Soap, Windex & Disinfecting Wipes
-Hand Broom and Dust Pan
-Coffee Maker
-Pots and Pans Set, Baking Sheet & Spatula

Bathroom Essentials
-Kleenex, Toilet Paper, Plunger & Toilet Bowl Cleaner
-Shower Curtain, Body Towels & Wash Cloths

Bedroom Essentials:
-Bed in a Bag
-Laundry Detergent

Who will receive the Home for Good baskets?

Baskets will be distributed to individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness and moving into their own warm, stable homes, right here in our community. Every donation matters and will help welcome home a family for good. Here are some options for giving!

Give online here.

Together, UNITED, we can reduce homelessness in our community. No one person or agency can do it on their own, but together, our potential for good is limitless.

How is United Way working to Reduce Homelessness in Our Community?
One of United Way’s BOLD Goals is to reduce hunger and homelessness in our community. We invite you to learn more about how United Way is, reducing homelessness, providing Housing Navigators to provide housing first for individuals and families and working toward BOLD Goals that impact us all.


Thank you to Goldmark for their support of this project by being our site sponsor.

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