Fire fighters collect jeans for Carpenter’s Place guests
From press release
City of Rockford Firefighters Local 413 is conducting a collection drive of “Just Jeans” for the homeless guests at Carpenter’s Place. Jason Morse is heading up the campaign, which started among union members and has now expanded to the community. “We invite community members to drop off new or gently-used ‘Just Jeans’ at any Rockford fire station from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.” The donations will be delivered to Carpenter’s Place before Christmas.
“Jeans are always a critical need for our homeless guests,” noted Kay Larrick of Carpenter’s Place. “We are blessed with an abundance of other clothing items, but jeans are always needed and appreciated. I think most guys wear out their jeans, so not many make it to our donation room. We admire the work of our amazing firefighters in Rockford on a daily basis, but this is really going above and beyond! We’re very grateful!”
Carpenter’s Place is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency that works with homeless adults during the daytime hours. Case management, housing programs, and employment readiness services are critical parts of their mission to “provide the tools for rebuilding the lives of homeless adults.” Helping people go from a life on the streets to housing and a job is the main goal of the services provided. To learn more about Carpenter’s Place, visit www.carpentersplace.org or call Kay at (815) 964-4105, ext. 211.
From the Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2011 issue
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