The Kent and Sussex Human Services Council is sponsoring a fall collection drive for Adopt-a-Family on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Milford State Service Center Annex, 13 S.W. Front Street, in Milford. Members will be present to receive donations of gently used, clean household and baby items, and to give receipts for tax-deductible donations.
Needed are household items such as sheets, blankets, towels, washcloths, kitchen towels and pillows; kitchen items such as pots, pans, cooking utensils, flatware, dishes, bowls and small appliances; and baby items such as crib sheets and blankets, sleepers, baby towels and washcloths, and warm clothing.
As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, Kent and Sussex Human Services Council helps single parents living at poverty level, school aged children in need of school supplies, seniors on fixed poverty level incomes, victims of domestic violence who must start over without their belongings and other individuals experiencing an unforeseen crisis.
“Some people may think that the individuals that we help are just looking for a handout or products of the system but these individuals are many times good people who have just fallen on hard times,” commented Shannon Smith, Media Contact from Kent and Sussex Human Services Council. “A lot of the people we have just recently began to serve are displaced from their houses or have lost their job.”
Through several organizations such as the Kent and Sussex Human Services Council, Adopt –a- Family provides items all year round without charge to families and individuals who have been referred by social service agencies when there is a need to be met.
“We encourage volunteers to get involved with our organization so that we can grow the awareness of the needs of those that we serve,” commented Smith.
Also needed are your donations of non-expired canned and boxed food items such as meats, vegetables, fruits, peanut butter, pasta and canned sauces. Breakfast items are particularly in need at this time. Food items will be given to State Service Centers. If individuals are unable to participate on September 29th, there will be future collections in Georgetown, Laurel and Dover. For more information, please call Adopt-a-Family at (302) 424-7260.