Spirit of Detroit: Packages for the Homeless in Detroit
That is the number of homeless people living within our very own city of Detroit. While we may not be able solve this growing issue, we can try to address it and start small with supplementing the basics.
After speaking with a group of individuals who were in need of basic supplies like socks and band-aids, we decided to ban together and create packages for individuals in need. Last year, we created 30 packages and distributed them around the city of Detroit. After speaking with Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, a prominent soup kitchen and shelter, we were informed that on average there are 125-150 people who would greatly benefit from these packages.
The care packages will boast essentials from food to hygiene. Additionally, the packages will contain a list of resources for various services that individuals in need could benefit from. Our goal is to create 150 packages and more.
100% of the proceeds go directly to purchasing items for the packages. $20 from you creates an entire package.
Furthermore, we would like to raise money to buy medical supplies so that we may offer free health and dental screenings to individuals at homeless shelters and soup kitchens. We are coordinating with various medical associations and shelters to help mitigate the demand for uninsured individuals with a need for medical attention. We will also provide a list of resources that include shelters, free health clinics, transitional recover shelters, and food programs that could benefit individuals in need.
Each package will include:
- Band-aids / First-aid-kit
- Hand Sanitizer
- Lip Balm
- Hard Water Bottles
- Ritz Crackers
- Granola Bars
- One loaf of bread
- One jar of Peanut Butter
- One jar of Grape Jelly
- Plastic cutlery: a spoon, fork and knife
- Wash cloth
- Hygiene set
Total cost $20.00
How You Can Help
We understand that not everybody is in a position to donate money. That being said, even the smallest donation can go a long way. Whether that means you share the link with your friends, donate items, or join us in assembling the packages, anything is a great help and is much appreciated.
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