who you help:
You help an 85 bed family emergency shelter in Baltimore County.
how you help:
Your donation goes towards purchasing move-in kits for families who transition from shelter housing to permanent housing. These move-in kits include sheets, towels, dishes, silverware and cleaning supplies for a family of four.
The cost to put together one of these kits is about 75 dollars.
We hope to build on this first installment with targeted donations based on the shelter’s needs at any given time. Our donations are intended to help the shelter meet more ad hoc requirements and our contribution will therefore vary. The next installment will be closer to summer break when You Assist will provide items necessary to attend summer camp.
We are partnering with St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore to provide this help to the shelter’s clients.
Anne-Catherine, Bob and Doug visited the shelter in February 2017 to get a personal tour of the facilities but also to find out more about the need of its clients. Follow up visits will be easy to orchestrate as the shelter is in close proximity to where You Assist Board members and directors live.