February 1, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the globe, with new strains appearing, a stressed health care system, and a long wait for vaccinations… Homespace is committed to decreasing the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other serious illnesses by ensuring that all of our clients have access to safe and effective cleaning supplies and directing our Independent Living Trainers to work with clients on reinforcing healthy cleaning habits.

Homespace frequently receives in-kind donations from the community of both new and used clothing, toys, kitchen, and home items. While these items have always been welcomed and appreciated by our clients, concerns with sanitizing and storing items have put many in-kind donations on hold indefinitely. During this time, we are still seeking support from the community to keep a steady supply of cleaning supplies coming in and going straight into the hands of the young adults and parents whose health and wellbeing is our responsibility.

Homespace issues this list of needed items to the community, and a link to our Amazon Wishlist. Purchases from this wishlist support Homespace's Clean Green Initiative. Keeping our homes clean is more important now than ever and is a crucial component of reducing the transmission of viruses. Help us support the children, youth and families of Homespace by providing green cleaning supplies which are safe for use around babies and children while also better for the environment. All supplies purchased from this wishlist will be provided to our clients at no cost on an ongoing basis. Thank you for helping us keep Homespace healthy! The Wishlist can be found here: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/18HJ7Z6JAP5P5/ref=smi_et_lnk_lcl_cl

Those who wish to provide supplies directly to our youth can also put together “Clean Green Kits” to be distributed to our youth. Suggested items include:

-Dish detergent                                   -Bucket and mop                                 -Toilet bowl cleaner

-Sponges and dish brushes                -Floor cleaning liquid                          -Microfiber cleaning Cloths

-All purpose surface cleaner              -Bottle brushes and detergent           -Disinfecting Wipes

-Bathroom cleaner                              -Paper towels                                       -Hand Sanitizer

*Please contact Sarah Hoepfinger, Development Associate, for more information.
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