Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations provide a much-needed feeling of home for survivors determined to rise above the physical and emotional pain of domestic abuse while rebuilding their lives.
The donation drive comes at a time of year traditionally associated with seasonal family celebrations, savory meals, gift-giving and peaceful times of reflection.
The reality for many experiencing the perils of domestic abuse is that their own home is not a safe or peaceful place to live. Survivors may need to quickly exit their home to seek refuge from an abusive partner. That is why families often arrive at the Safe Home with few, if any, personal possessions. The Safe Home provides survivors and their family members with shelter, meals and all daily needs at no cost.
Donations of supermarket and grocery gift cards, financial contributions and in-kind gifts help families feel supported, encouraged and valued as they work to regain control in their lives.
Harvest Food and Supply donations accepted at:
WRCNM main office: 423 Porter St., Petoskey, MI 49770: gift cards, financial contributions and nonperishable food/supplies.
WRCNM website: financial contributions may be made online at www.wrcnm.org/give.
WRCNM satellite offices: nonperishable food/supplies.
Gold Mine Resale Shops: Gently used items of clothing, household goods, furniture, etc.
Those who have additional questions or larger donations may contact Leah Callan, Safe Home Coordinator, at (231) 347-1572.
Safe Home program participants share their experience:
“You are all so wonderful! I absolutely love what you are doing here. My older child was asking about doing a service project
for WRCNM and the Safe Home to return the kindness.”
“You are all appreciated and loved. Continue to help others achieve their goals.”
“The kindness of the staff was amazing. I think your organization is amazing.”
“I have made a great step towards being a happier human.”