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Caseworker

Caseworkers pick up client needs

Lorna from Lowell Community Health Center picked up basic items for one family recently. They received diapers, baby wipes, coats, clothing and shoes. All essential items for our already struggling clients. Diapers and warm winter clothing are two of the most requested items at this time. We can’t keep clothes in stock sufficient to cover all the requests we receive. The minute a clothing bin gets filled, Lori pulls another client order and empties the bin all over again. Right now we need Size 3T/4T and 4T/5T Pull Ups, Size 4 Diapers, Women’s Size M and L long sleeve shirts, Men’s long sleeve shirts all sizes, Coats for the whole family and Men’s and Women’s hat and gloves. If you have any of these items to donate you can drop off Tuesday-Saturday 9-2:45pm no appointment necessary. If you are donating furniture please call first to make sure we have the space or email donategoods@thewishproject.org. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for helping us provide basic items to our neighbors in Merrimack Valley!

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Client

Clients need diapers

One client picked up clothing and pull ups for her family today. She was lucky because she received the last package of 4T/5T Pull Ups we had. Warm winter clothing and diapers are two of the most requested items at this time. We can’t keep clothes in stock sufficient to cover all the requests we receive. The minute a clothing bin gets filled, Lori pulls another client order and empties the bin all over again. Right now we need Size 3T/4T Pull Ups, Size 4T/5T Pull Ups, Size 4 Diapers, Women’s Size M and L long sleeve shirts, Men’s long sleeve shirts all sizes, safety gates, infant swings, pack and play sheets and diaper bags for our clients with infants. If you have any of these items to donate you can drop off Tuesday and Wednesday this week 9-2:30pm, no appointment necessary. If you are donating mattress sets please call first to make sure we have the space or email donategoods@thewishproject.org. The warehouse will be closed next Thursday-Monday for Thanksgiving. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for helping us provide the basic items our clients need!

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Volunteer

Grateful for volunteers

Suzanne, Linda and Ann are three of our wonderful Wednesday volunteers. Every week they spend their time sorting and organizing incoming donations and filling the client clothing bins. Without their help Dianne would be buried in bags of unsorted clothing. They also help Grace and Lori fill that days client orders and let them know what we need. Right now we especially need Men’s and Large size Boys long sleeve shirts, Women’s M and L long sleeve shirts, teen girls size 14-18 winter clothes, all plus size clothing Men and Women 2X and up, coats, hats and gloves all ages and sizes. If you have any of these items to donate you can drop off Tuesday-Friday 9-2:30pm and Saturday 9-12:30pm, no appointment necessary. If you are donating any furniture please call first to make sure we have the space or email donategoods@thewishproject.org. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for helping us provide warm winter clothing to those in need in Merrimack Valley!

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Volunteer

Winter clothing needed

Kathy is today’s super Saturday volunteer. She spent her time sorting and organizing incoming donations and filling the client clothing bins. Thanks to our wonderful weekly volunteers we have gotten through the clothing donations that came in last week and we are back to accepting clothing donations starting Tuesday, 11/17 at 9am. Right now we especially need Men’s and Large size Boys long sleeve shirts, Women’s M and L long sleeve shirts, teen girls size 14-18 winter clothes, all plus size clothing Men and Women 2X and up, coats, hats and gloves all ages and sizes. If you have any of these items to donate you can drop off Tuesday-Friday 9-2:30pm and Saturday 9-12:30pm, no appointment necessary. If you are donating mattress sets please call first to make sure we have the space or email donategoods@thewishproject.org. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for helping us provide warm winter clothing to our neighbors in need in Merrimack Valley!
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Client

Clients grateful for winter clothing

One client picked up basic items for her family. They received warm winter clothing last week. Essential items for our already struggling families. Thank you to our wonderful donors who continue to follow our needs and supply us with everything our clients need. We couldn’t do it without you!
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Volunteer

Super Saturday volunteer

Sheri was our super Saturday volunteer today. She spent her time sorting and organizing incoming donations and filling the client clothing bins. We are so grateful to our small group of weekly volunteers who keep the warehouse organized and filled. Lori and Dianne could never manage without you!
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Needs

Winter clothing needs

Carol is one of our fantastic Friday volunteers. Today she spent her time searching for men’s long sleeve t-shirts in Size M and L to fill the client clothing bins. We are desperately low on both men’s and women’s long sleeve shirts in Size M and L to give out to the many clients who are reaching out to us for warm winter clothing. We also need teen clothing Size 14-18, boy’s clothes Size 2T, coats for the whole family, diaper bags, toasters and laundry soap. If you have any of these items to spare we would be grateful to get them. Even one item would be one less client who leaves without something on their wish list.

We have just updated our clothing donation drop off process in order to streamline it. We have made the following changes – if you are donating only clothing or soft goods we are open to those donations Tuesday-Friday 9-2:30pm and Saturday 9-12:30pm, no appointment necessary. If you are donating other goods such as housewares and furniture we will continue to schedule those drop offs through our email donategoods@thewishproject.org. We are hopeful that this will make it easier for our donors to drop off their donations at their convenience. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for helping us provide warm winter clothing to our clients in need!
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Winter clothing need

Gloria is one of our terrific Tuesday volunteers. Today she spent her time sorting and organizing incoming donation and filling the client clothing bins. Here she is looking for coats for the days clients. We are still out of Women’s long sleeve tops in Size Medium and Large, Girls and Boys XL Sizes 14/16, 18/20 for our teen clients, hats and gloves for everyone and blankets. If you have any of these items in your closet not being worn we would be grateful to get them. Even one coat will be one more client who isn’t cold this winter.

We have just updated our clothing donation drop off process in order to streamline it. We have made the following changes – if you are donating only clothing or soft goods we are open to those donations Tuesday-Friday 9-2:30pm and Saturday 9-12:30pm, no appointment necessary. If you are donating other goods such as housewares and furniture we will continue to schedule those drop offs through our email donategoods@thewishproject.org. We are hopeful that this will make it easier for our donors to drop off their donations at their convenience.
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Volunteers working hard

Michelle and Pam are two of our wonderful Wednesday volunteers. Today they were tackling a pile of clothes taller than them. They are searching for men’s clothes, women’s tops Size M & L, teen clothing Size 14-18 and boy’s Size 2T. If you have any of these items in your closet not being worn we would be grateful to get them. Even one item will be one more client who isn’t cold this winter.

We have just updated our clothing donation drop off process in order to streamline it. We have made the following changes – if you are donating only clothing or soft goods we are open to those donations Tuesday-Friday 9-2:30pm and Saturday 9-12:30pm, no appointment necessary. If you are donating other goods such as housewares and furniture we will continue to schedule those drop offs through our email donategoods@thewishproject.org. We are hopeful that this will make it easier for our donors to drop off their donations at their convenience.
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Urgent need for coats

Urgent need for coats – men’s, women’s, boys and girls. This rack is what is left of the winter coats for the clients contacting us in desperate need of a winter coat. The cold weather has come upon us quickly. Only a week ago you might have worn shorts but now it’s snowing and cold out, especially if you are standing outside waiting for the bus, or waiting outside a shelter to get in, or waiting online at a food pantry.

Cold is the enemy of the homeless and low income. If you are lucky enough to have a place to live you likely keep the heat turned as low as possible or off because of the cost of heating your home. Blankets and warm clothing become your protection against the cold. We have had a record number of requests for blankets and warm coats from caseworkers and clients. We can never have enough blankets for the clients, caseworkers and shelters that have been requesting them. This year even more than others we need to keep our clients healthy.

Just this week we had a client, second photo, pick up clothing he requested in only a sweatshirt. The same week we had a staff member come in from an adult day program (third photo) in need of a coat for one of their clients. Before the winter is over we will get requests from 1000’s of clients needing warm winter clothing in every size. If you have any coats in your closet not being worn we would be grateful to get them. Even one coat will be one more client who isn’t cold this winter.

We have just updated our clothing donation drop off process in order to streamline it. We have made the following changes – if you are donating only clothing we are open to those donations Tuesday-Friday 9-2:45pm and Saturday 9-12:45pm, no appointment necessary. If you are donating other goods such as housewares and furniture we will continue to schedule those drop offs through our email donategoods@thewishproject.org. We are hopeful that this will make it easier for our donors to drop off their donations at their convenience. Thank you for helping us provide winter coats to clients who need them.