Safety Donates to House of Hope
The safety department researched many organizations before deciding to choose House of Hope as our charity to support in the FedEx Cares Purple Tote Bag program. We contacted House of Hope to understand their needs of blankets, toilet paper, and coffee. We felt the needs of House of Hope often go unrecognized in our area due to the much larger charity organizations in the area. The individuals that come to a homeless day center come in because of a wide array of circumstances. Some clients come in because they recently lost their home, their job, or their vehicle. Others have lived on the streets for years and have a wide array of needs that are being addressed. House of Hope is a local non-profit that provides services to homeless, near homeless, and/or jobless individuals and families providing them a support system to assist in reaching their potential.
The Safety team provided fourteen Purple Tote Bags with approximately $150 worth of blankets, basic necessities, and coffee to be a part of helping those in our community in need. This experience has made everyone on the Safety Team more thankful for what we have and has also brought awareness to a need in our community.