Resource Center Makes a Difference
The Resource Center was developed with our clients in mind by supporting our mission of creating healthy relationships, loving homes and strong communities. Clients in almost all our programs in every Region can use items from the Resource Center. When our staff can provide items such as toys, clothing, shoes, toiletries, diapers and bedding to clients in need, the impact goes beyond just one person. The entire household benefits from the cost savings.
Last year alone, the Resource Center directly served 2,356 clients and indirectly served an additional 6,049 individuals across seven of our programs. The total value of the items that were distributed to those families was almost $55,000!
In addition to impacting client’s needs, it is also a host location for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), where low-income seniors are given training necessary to re-enter the workforce. SCSEP participants have contributed 660 hours to the success of the Resource Center by accepting and organizing donations and helping clients and staff find what they need. Participant Brenda Randall feels that, “It’s just a wonderful experience. I’m so impressed with how the community gives to this Center, all new or like new items. I’ve never seen anything like it!”
If you would like to participate in a drive that helps stock the Resource Center, or if you have new or like new items to donate, please contact Jeff Lager at 618-213-8716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.