Holiday Collection for the Hikone Community
For many years we have collected food and other supplies for our friends in the Hikone housing community which is one of the sites of Community Action Network. The December school vacation is very tough on low-income families because children are not in school to receive their breakfast and lunch so more food is needed at home. The families at Hikone have been so grateful because your donations help them take care of their children and possibly have enough to also buy gifts for the holidays.
We will spend the month of November (through December 3) collecting:
- Kid-friendly foods: cereal, oatmeal, canned pasta, mac-and-cheese, chili, peanut butter, soup, tuna, granola and protein bars, fruit cups, juice/milk boxes, etc.
- Food that isn’t usually available in the food pantries: flour, baking soda and powder, spices, olive and vegetable oil, sugar, macaroni, rice
- Family Supplies that can’t be bought with food stamps: cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products (deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, hand and shower soap)
- Financial donations: Your financial donations will be used for fresh produce, laundry detergent, toilet paper and paper towels, and gift cards which are distributed by the Community Director for emergency needs.
- Gently used books for children and youth: These are highly valued by the families to use as holiday gifts.
- Boxes: We sort and box everything at the church and then transport to Hikone. Your medium-sized Amazon boxes are needed!
Bring your donations each Sunday, beginning November 5 through December 3. Please mail your financial donation to the church before December or place it in the offering plate with a notation that it is for Hikone. Please address the check and the envelope to Sue Ellen Glover, 517 E Washington, Ann Arbor 48104.
We need all donations by December 3 in order to sort, box, and deliver to Hikone on December 5.