Laurel, MD – Nothing says Christmas like fresh linens—at least at Sarah’s House.
A Jeep and an SUV pulled up in front of the provider of housing and shelter for the homeless just before Christmas, filled to the brim with everything from sheets to pajamas to food in an effort to make residents’ holiday happier and warmer.
The goods were paid for with $1,700 that employees from the Operations & Technology division of Tower Federal Credit Union raised in late November through a fundraiser, selling soups, chili and other homemade goods. The proceeds were donated to TowerCares Foundation, a charitable organization that aids children in need, as well as brave and heroic individuals and their families who sacrificed while protecting our freedom.
In consultation with the employee group that raised the funds, it was decided that the donations should benefit Sarah’s House. Essentials needed year round were purchased with the funds, like baby wipes, canned goods, and paper towels, in addition to new sheets and children’s’ pajamas. “It’s quite natural to think about toys at this time of year,” said Bruce Clopein, volunteer resource manager at Sarah’s House. “But we have recurring needs, and that’s why TowerCares’ donation is so significant. Our residents need these items to get by day to day.”