Every single woman coming through our doors has a unique life experience, but often we have observed a pattern emerging beginning the moment a new resident walks through the doors.
There is always fear that shows itself when arriving at the shelter, sometimes only one bag in hand. Then delight when a new resident enjoys their first home-cooked dinner brought by one of our meal providers. Then they get a warm shower, clean clothes, they make their bed, and start to make Hospitality House home. Each resident develops their own routine, and with that, a sense of comfort.
The donations needed list is made to aid in providing each resident comfort. The new pajamas you donate gives each woman the ability to relax with a new peace of mind, the mascara you bought on sale allows her to feel confident to her job interview, the blanket your quilting group made allows her to feel like she’s home. Residents will often take items like these with them when their time comes to leave. They want to take their comfort with them, so of course they can take their favorite blanket or the coffee mug they’ve used every morning for the last 3 months. Your donations give them a piece of home to take with them.
Thank you for your donations that create a sense of home for our ladies, and thank you for continuously donating so that well of comfort never runs dry.
We understand that it might be easier and safer to shop from home. We would like to invite you to check out our Needs List on Amazon, and have your donations delivered directly to Hospitality House.
If you’d like to gift Hospitality House with a little extra at no cost to you, you can make purchases through smile.amazon.com and select Hospitality House as your chosen organization. Find out more here.