The Love, Inc. Social Services Department recently heard about a homelessness situation that threatened to displace 60 adults and 24 children in the Racine area. After connecting with the case manager in charge of working with the residents to find new arrangements, a project was born to help bridge the gap of resources needed during the relocating process. Care boxes were assembled that contained toilet paper, tissue, bottled water, snacks, canned food and an assortment of easy to prepare meal items that could be made using a hot plate or microwave. Packs of diapers and wipes were also included for families who had infants. Love, Inc. Social Services staff representatives and volunteers drove to Racine to deliver these boxed items in person.

The process of moving is stressful for anyone. For those living in poverty and facing homelessness, hope can come in the form of a package of needed items from a community that cares.