LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Hope Center is asking for donations of winter gear, clothing and toys for their emergency shelter and veterans’ programs as well as for children of those in recovery. The deadline for these items is today.
The Hope Center would need gifts by Dec. 17. They can be dropped off at 250 West Loudon Ave. between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. if possible.
“During this time of giving, we’re asking people to show their generosity to our homeless, veterans and those with family members in recovery,” said Carrie Thayer, director of development for the Hope Center. “Even one small gift will not only help keep someone warm this winter. It will be a reminder that people care for them and care about them. Your gift might be the only one some clients will receive this Christmas. When clients receive the new gifts, they are so grateful for them.”
Here is a list of suggested donations that will help clients of Hope Center’s emergency shelter, including a program specifically for veterans:
· Bus passes
· Backpacks and duffle bags
· Long underwear
In addition, the Hope Center is seeking toy donations, so clients in its recovery program can help provide a Christmas for their children.
Donations can be taken to the men’s recovery center at 250 West Loudon Avenue from 8:30a.m to 5:30p.m. on Tuesday in order for items to be used for their holiday party.
They are looking coats, hoodies, men’s underwear, rain ponchos and bus passes.
For more information on how to volunteer or donate, call 859-225-4673 or visit www.hopectr.org.