Spring cleaning? Buy two, donate one!
The dust bunnies are flying, window streaks are disappearing, fresh lemon scent fills the air in the kitchen… well, at least for families who can afford cleaning supplies to keep their kitchens (and homes) sparkling and clean. Other individuals and families are not quite fortunate enough to have the funds to spend on necessities for cleaning and disinfecting a home. Which is why Carpenter’s Place is teaming up with partners in the Rockford area such as Northern Illinois Medical Group, 5301 E. State St., Ste. 101, Rockford, to do a spring cleaning supply drive.
During May and the first part of June, Northern Illinois Medical Group (NIMG) will be accepting donations of much-needed cleaning supplies for Carpenter’s Place (CP) guests.
These guests currently reside in their housing, working their way through many of the programs that CP offers to help them rebuild their lives. However, they need the support of the community to obtain the supplies listed below in order to accomplish their own spring cleaning.
All-purpose cleaner, bleach, laundry soap, toilet bowl cleaner, Comet/Ajax, Pinesol/Lysol cleaner, dish soap, Windex.
Donations are being accepted at the following locations: Northern Illinois Medical Group, 5301 E. State St., Ste. 101; Serenity Massage & Aesthetics, 5301 E. State St., Ste. 123; The Carpenter’s Place, 1149 Railroad Ave.
CP, a 501(c)(3), was founded in 2000 as a day shelter for homeless adults, but has grown into much more, helping thousands of homeless adults move from the streets to stability.
Last year alone, they helped 319 homeless adults secure housing, and106 obtain employment, of which 87 are full time. CP programs help homeless men and women rebuild their lives, offering them day shelter and essential services, case management, job readiness services, linkage and advocacy, support groups, educational programs, housing programs and more. CP offers direction with accountability to people with broken lives, helping them find peace with God, themselves, and their communities.
Northern Illinois Medical Group is a holistic medical center that focuses on chronic ailments and healing the whole body through a variety of treatment options. It is NIMG”s goal to provide resources to the community for educational purposes, as well as assisting local organizations help others with various needs. For more information, contact NIMG’s staff at (815) 397-8500 or www.nimedgroup.com.
From the May 18-24, 2011 issue
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