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Sun, Feb 12



A ❤ for the Veterans Collection (Day 2)

Give a heartfelt housewarming gift to show your support to a Veteran exiting homelessness this Valentine's Day with move-in essentials!

A ❤ for the Veterans Collection (Day 2)
A ❤ for the Veterans Collection (Day 2)

Time & Location

Feb 12, 2023, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Skokie, 8013 Laramie Ave, Skokie, IL 60077, USA

About the Event

Give a heartfelt housewarming gift to show your support to a Veteran exiting homelessness this Valentine's Day!

St. Peter’s UCC in Skokie is inviting you to provide hope and encouragement to local veterans transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing through a program called Move-in-Essentials (MIE). Coordinated with Military Outreach USA, St. Peter’s will take donations February 11th from 9am to 12pm and 12thfrom 12pm to 3pm at our door on Laramie Avenue, just north of Oakton Street.

Setting up a new home is exciting, but it is easy to take for granted essential items and their cost. When a veteran leaves a shelter or transitional housing and moves to a permanent residence, they often do not have basic necessities needed to set up their new home. The Move-In-Essentials program provides veterans with personal hygiene, cleaning, bathroom, and kitchen products to make this move easier.

St. Peter’s will be collecting the items shown below throughout the month of February, after which all items will be picked up by the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and distributed to veterans in need.

Let's give local veterans in Illinois these gifts to enjoy in their new place. It will honor them for their service and sacrifice and let them know they have not been forgotten. Help St. Peter’s show some (HEART) to veterans this February by donating (new, unopened):

  • Personal Hygiene: Bath Soap, Hand Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shaving Cream, Hairbrush, Comb, Nail Clippers
  • Kitchen & Cleaning: Dishwashing Liquid, Paper Towels, Kitchen Trash Can, Garbage Bags, Dish Cloth, Mop & Bucket, Sponge, Broom & Dustpan, Windex
  • Bathroom: Toilet Brush, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Bath Towels, Wash Cloth, Plunger, Shower Curtain, Toilet Paper
  • Miscellaneous: Flashlight, Light Bulbs, Sandwich Bags, Laundry Detergent, Hamper, Laundry Basket, Aluminum Foil, Pot Holders

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