Make a Difference: WARM Center

WHO: A single mother and her two teenaged children

AGENCY: WARM Center

THEIR SITUATION: The 40-year-old mother is an assistant store manager and has worked at the same place for more than a decade, but after the breakup of a long-term relationship, she and her children were homeless. They lived in a camper and motels until entering the Harvest Homes Program at the WARM Center. The family recently moved into their own apartment through WARM's Rapid Rehousing Program.

WHAT TO GIVE:

  • Mother: hat, scarf, gloves, bath bombs, essential oils (especially lavender)
  • 14-year-old girl: size-4 pants, medium shirts, blue hoodie, size-9 boots, Game Stop gift card, movie theater gift card, makeup, nail polish
  • 18-year-old boy: large pants, large shirts, gray sweatpants/athletic pants, black or gray hoodie, black socks, size-12 Under Armour work boots
  • For the household: bath towels, washcloths, kitchen towels, twin- and full-size sheet sets, allergen-free laundry detergent, dish soap, gift cards to Stop & Shop, ALDI, J.C. Penney and Walmart

TO DONATE: Deliver items to the WARM Center on 56 Spruce St. in Westerly, in care of Harvest Homes Program/Kate Serra.

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