DCS Joins Community House Network This Holiday Season to Bring Joy to Those in Need
by Benjamin Reese, on Dec 8, 2015 2:11:35 PM
Community Housing Network - Adopt a Family This Christmas and Make the Holidays Warmer for a Family in Need
Help those in need this Christmas season by working with the Community Housing Network
As we approach the holiday season, it is important to remember that not everyone is so lucky as to have a warm home, enough to eat and something to look forward to on Christmas morning. Families are struggling in this tough economy, making it more important than ever for those who can to offer support and aid. We know that each individual and company has to decide how they would like to give back this season. In the spirit of Christmas and the holidays, I would like to share one way in which we here at DCS try to help during the holidays.
The Community Housing Network is an organization dedicated to helping those in need. Each year, they set up an 'adopt a family' program to provide holiday cheer as well as useful and needed basics to families.
Community Housing Network is an incredible organization. Here is a little about them:
At Community Housing Network, we are passionate advocates, devoted to providing homes for people in need and access to resources to create sustainable communities.
We do this through proven strategies of homelessness prevention, housing assistance and development, community education and referral, advocacy, and additional services. We carry out our work in Southeast Michigan.
Everyone here at DCS got into the spirit. Setting up the gifts to bring to the CHN drop off location, DCS hopes to bring some Christmas cheer this holiday season. Are you interested in being a part of this program?
How Does the Adopt a Family Program Work?
(Excerpt from the CHN website http://www.communityhousingnetwork.org/activek/content.asp?catid=42)
Each year at the holidays, generous donors give basic necessities, gifts and support to our Adopt A Family program. Recipients in our Adopt A Family program are participants in CHN programs.
In its twelfth year, Adopt A Family looks to serve more than the 760 people served in 2014. While these families now have a roof over their heads, many do not have money for holiday gifts or even basic items such as bedding, towels and warm winter clothing.
How does Adopt A Family work?
Simply let us know that you are interested in becoming an Adopt A Family donor, and we'll provide you with a wish list.
Donors are asked to shop for items on the list, spending no more than $100 per recipient, wrap and label the gifts and deliver them to our distribution centers by December 7.
To adopt a family or individual in Oakland or Macomb counties, please contact Tami Jelinek at TJelinek@chninc.net or at 248-824-7316. To adopt a family or individual in Wayne County, please contact Kate Sweeney at KSweeney@chninc.net or 734-419-7541.
Items for recipients in Oakland and Macomb counties may be dropped off 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through December 7 at the distribution center in Troy, 570 Kirts Blvd., Suite 233. This is in the same building as our Troy office. Please park in the rear of the building to easily reach the distribution center.
Items for distribution in Wayne County may be dropped off 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through December 7 at our office in the City of Wayne at 35425 W. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3649.
General items such as paper products, cleaning supplies and personal care items are also being collected and can be dropped off during business hours at our Troy office.
Can't Adopt a Family, But Still Want to Give?
We are gratefully accepting financial donations for Adopt A Family. We have volunteers who will take the donations and shop for wish list items. You may make a financial donation on our website here.Please choose "Adopt A Family" in the drop-down menu.
Learn more about Community Housing Network and the valuable work they are doing in Southeast Michigan. Visit their website at: http://www.communityhousingnetwork.org/