— Help Closet Coordinator Shirley Roseman
Starting with a special kick-off event on Saturday, December 15th and running during our Help Closet’s regular hours through Friday, Dec. 21st, the first FTSG Help Closet Holiday Bazaar served approximately seventy metro Detroit foster children, foster families, and foster care workers this holiday season.
Our kickoff event, which took place during the afternoon, featured volunteer holiday gift-wrappers, refreshments, and creative activities including a chance to create hand-made holiday cards. There were definitely smiles all-round!
Thanks to generous donations by the Rotary Club of Detroit and other donors we were able to offer our holiday “shoppers” an ample inventory of new toys and holiday gifts for children aged twelve and younger. These donations were in addition to the items we usually have on hand at the Help Closet including clothing, toys, electronics and other items.
The generosity of the Rotary, our Samaritan Center hosts, and other area organizations, businesses, and individuals has made a big difference this year, and we already plan on making the Bazaar a holiday tradition!
Please note that the Help Closet will be closed from Monday, Dec. 25 – Thursday, Jan. 4. Still want to arrange to make a future donation? Not a problem! – just click here to be taken to For The Seventh Generation’s donation page and we’ll contact you after the holidays!