My name is Mackenzie Nader, i’m a senior at Royal Oak High School. For my student service project I am collecting money, as well as the items listed above (to donate to Lighthouse MI which is an organization that offers emergency shelter, food pantries, direct services, and housing assistance for those in need. Lighthouse MI aims to be a beacon of hope to neighbors who need them most, their vision is to solve the problems of poverty and homelessness by building affordable housing and providing people with the resources and skills they need to better themselves. My great grandparents volunteered for many years at Lighthouse before they passed and i want to continue helping the community in the same way.
I will pick up items you wish to donate (in the Royal Oak area) on the following Saturday mornings between 10 am and 12 pm: Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th, Jan. 2nd and 9th. Please box up the items and email me with your address and the Saturday you would like me to pick them up.
In addition to the items listed above, Lighthouse is always in need of twin mattresses for individuals entering new homes. Cash donations are also needed and here is how your donation can help...
$25 – Two – three days of food for a senior in need
$50 – One-month bus pass for an individual to provide transportation to work and back home
$100 – 1 week of emergency shelter for a homeless individual
$250 – Household supplies for someone moving out of homelessness into an apartment
$500 – Necessities for a new mother in any of our housing programs
$1,000 – Security deposit to pair with a voucher that will end someone’s homelessness permanently
$2,500 – Feed a family of three for a full year through our food pantry (cash costs only, does not include donated food)
$5,000 – 6 months of transitional housing for a single mother and her children escaping domestic violence
$10,000 – 1 year of housing and supportive services for a previously homeless family with a disabled head-of-household
- Theresa Bennett
- Jessica Lupone
- Cara Kissling
- Heather McFadden
- Chris McFadden
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