SEASONAL PROJECTS ARE A GREAT WAY TO PARTICIPATE
Winter Outerwear Collection
Community Sharing annually collects new and gently used coats and boots for both adults and children as well as snow pants for children of all ages.
Due to pandemic restrictions the only drop-off location for this program is the Duck Lake Center during office hours. In addition, please wash or clean items and deliver in either a paper bag, on hangers or in a box (no plastic, please).
Community supporters are ask if they would like to gift give to children in need for Christmas. Supporters are provided with information about ages and associated gender of the children so they can shop with certain demographics in mind, then deliver the gifts to Community Sharing. In addition to gifts, some supporters choose to donate gift cards from Target, Walmart and/or Meijer, places that client families frequent.
Parents are invited to select gifts for their children, allowing them to be the gift giver. We provide shopping assistance and a gift wrapping station. The gifts are from supporters, hence they are free to clients.
Summer Lunch For Kids
Children who receive government sponsored free lunch during the school year cannot always find transportation to the free lunch programs during the summer break. So, volunteers package lunch for each client's child and distribute to families when they visit the food pantry. Lunch items, bags and bagging help are always needed.
Summer Lunch Ideas
Back To School Clothing Drive
Volunteers collect school clothing and shoes, all summer long throughout the Milford and Highland areas. Some community members have shoe drives or donate to purchase items that need to be new such as underwear. This project helps us offer a free shopping day for kids prior to the beginning of school.
There are many other opportunities in our community to participate in seasonal projects.
Watch for them on our Facebook page.
- Designate Community Sharing as your Kroger Community Reward.
- Watch for special times when Meijer offers the "Simply Give" program.
- Donate when "Bringing Hope to the Table" is conducting a drive at Milford Kroger.
- Walk with us at the "Crop Hunger Walk" in October.
- "Stamp Out Hunger" by leaving non-expired, non-perishable food at your mailbox the second Saturday in May.