Foundations For Living, a nonprofit ministry that helps the homeless in Waupaca, recently received donations from two area organizations.
Torborg’s Lumber and the Knights of Columbus Council at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Community both presented donations to FFL.
Torborg’s Lumber donated the material to build a 10-by-12-foot wooden storage shed.
Volunteers Richard Madson, Don Madson and Eric Wierzchowski then built the shed.
The shed will be used to store a lawnmower, shovels and other outdoor equipment, as well as outdated or seasonal clothing which is picked up once a month by the Children’s International Fund in Africa.
Before the shed was built, the items were stored in the area that will be used for the warming center.
“We are so blessed by the amount of clothing the community of Waupaca donates,” said Kim Forseth, Community Closet supervisor. “Not only can we offer Waupaca quality clothing for a small donation of $5 per bag, we also have the opportunity to donate some of the more outdated or seasonal clothing to Children’s International Fund in Africa.”
In addition to the in-kind donation, Foundations For Living also receieved a $500 donation from Waupaca’s Knights of Columbus Council.
“Knights of Columbus supports the work Foundations For Living does and is glad to support them,” said Giles Bellin, who is a member of the local council.
Foundations For Living accepts donations of clothing of all sizes, as well as shoes, boots, winter coats, sheets, towels, blankets and gently used couches, chairs, beds, dining tables and other furniture.
In addition, items needed for the warming center include smoke detectors; carbon monoxide detectors; first aid kits; a three-foot entry door; 18-inch, 30-inch and 36-inch grab bars; an ADA compliant bathroom sink; and a faucet.
Those who want to donate funds or items to Foundations For Living may contact the main office at 715 942-2725 or visit FFL at 1421 Churchill St., Waupaca.
Checks should be written out to Foundations For Living and designated either to the building or general fund.