Her name is Michelle- that much I know.. She called me once, I missed the call…now we text. I have never met this woman but she has donated supplies to BWB Detroit on two occassions and goes out of her way to get the supplies to us things we very much need- Toiletries!!
We are so very thankful to her for her efforts..and hope she continues!!
a small example of what she gives..the next donatation was much bigger and we used them at this past weekends FreeStore held at the Mariner’s Inn!!
We ALSO donated 642 bras to Covenant House Michigan today thanks to the work of several marvelous women: Danielle Doxie Kaltz and Burners without Borders Detroit collaborated with the Potential Detroit Cocktail Rotary Club and Lee Shows Padgett to kick off a drive. Caryl Cunningham collected over 500 bras herself. The metal bra pictured was designed by Olivia Huszti and hung at the Motor City Tattoo Convention, where they collected more bras. Danielle collected even more at NonSense Night in Detroit at the Tangent Gallery. Then Kristen L. sent a few more bras along that made it into the delivery. THANK YOU to everyone who made this insanely successful drive happen. Final note: Covenant House told me that the 200 bras we donated about 2 months ago are already almost gone, such is the need. The work you’re doing really matters. ❤
the amazing Caryl Cunningham- who collected bras at the Motor City Tattoo Convention at her booth…see the big bra below!!
And we are so blissed and blessed by this.. we knew they were considering us for the grant but to be honest it slipped my mind until I opened a letter last night in my mailbox.
They have contributed $1350.00 to us for the project. This will help us to afford to replenish many of the shelf stable items we need for the backpacks!
BWB Detroit is beyond honored to have them on our team helping us help others.
I adore Anthony and Allison.. and their passion for living..they are both so amazingly sweet, funny and generous beyond anything you might expect.
We thank them both so much and the whole family foundation.
In 2011 we were awarded 888.99$ from the Guilliom Family Foundation
In 2012 we were awarded 1200.00$ from the Guilliom Family Foundation
In 2014 we were awarded 1750.00$ from the Guilliom Family Foundation
In November two people did an inventory of all the items we had on deck.. and it was quite a list.. we are going to need another inventory come April …hint hint 😉
here is an idea of what we use …
INVENTORY 2016/2016 done 11/25/2016
liquid hand soaps, large…..32
pregbagged feminine products…..41 bags
loose fem products in that box….see sheet on box…didn’t write it down
36 cans baked beans
Taken from your garage….
gloves….32 adult/ 13 kids
socks…..122 adult/ 8 kids
there are 13 boxes of 36 ea. of backpacks downstairs, new backpacks in 2 boxes( same as the ones upstairs)….. 63
the few boxes, crates, etc in the room next to the vault are not counted yet. They are mostly random toiletries, one is a crate of 23 premade toiletry bags to go in backpacks.
and there is a box full of plastic bags holding all the contents of a complete backpack I believe. looks like maybe 15 of those….
There are also a couple small boxes of food, has not been counted, but all the cans have been checked for expiration date. The ones that are expired are against the back wall in that room. below the empty boxes left over.
There are about 10 backpacks in the vault that were never used, they are still in there. Empty ones.