These items are always needed at the Shelter:
- New sleeping bags, small tents & backpacks (for emergency shelter guests and program clients to keep their personal belongings)
- Clothing and toiletries
- New women’s and men’s socks and underwear
- New personal toiletry items/toiletry kits (toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, small soaps, shampoo)
- New men’s sweatshirts & hoodies
- New men’s and women’s small winter apparel item (hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks)
- Non-perishable and packaged food (cans with pull off lids)
- Ensure (for elderly & those living with HIV/AIDS)
- Protein/granola Bars
- Pet food for homeless client’s pets
- Cleaning supplies
- Paper products
- Laundry soap
- Movie passes and restaurant gift cards
You can also help by making a tax-deductible donation. Your donation will help us purchase these critically-needed items directly from wholesalers and get them to those in need quickly.
Volunteers have been key to the success of Wallace House
Our program began as an all volunteer organization. Members of the steering committee as well as people in our community, answered phone calls for the emergency shelter, opened the doors to Wallace House in the evening and locked up the next day. Local business people and community members continue to generously offer their services to assist Wallace House, as we offer our clients opportunities for a positive future.
Everyone connected with running Wallace House—Board members, staff and clients wish to extend thanks to all those who support Wallace House programs with their time, talents and gifts.
How you can help: From volunteering a few hours to making a contribution, everyone can do something to help out.
One example of this volunteer spirit readily comes to mind. For quite some time, Lavonne and Jim Nameny have been preparing a special lunch for our Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Supportive Housing clients on a regular basis.
There is always wonderful food and fellowship at these luncheons. Jim and Lavonne also make a point of connecting these meals with stories of their many trips around the world, or through stories of childhood family experiences around the table. Such was the case recently with Jim’s Hungarian family heritage theme. They prepared a delicious meal of Chicken Paprikash, Hungarian noodles, cucumber salad, and an amazing dessert with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. These parties are a wonderful opportunity for our clients to socialize, feel connected to a community rather than isolated and alone.
All who are connected to Wallace House offer thanks to Jim and Lavonne for their generosity. It is good to be part of such a caring and loving community.
We love you Lavonne & Jim!!!!