For a number of years the members of the Rotary Club of East Lansing have generously supported Haven House and its efforts to assist homeless families. Thanks to you, Haven House has been able to make substantial improvements in its facilities. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we have a couple of opportunities to share our abundance with those who are not as fortunate.

Turkey Dinners

This year our Rotary Club plans to provide the 30 family members at Haven House with a memorable and Happy Thanksgiving. Our goal is to provide 5 complete turkey dinners — turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish and dessert — on Thanksgiving Day for these families. Your generosity can turn this goal into reality!

Haven House “Exit Baskets”

Haven House provides “exit” baskets to each family that leaves their program to go into housing on their own. These baskets contain 35 different household items. Our Club’s goal is to present at least two “Exit Baskets” to Haven House Executive Director Angie Mayeaux at our November 23, 2009 meeting. Your generosity will provide a big boost in helping two families get settled into their own housing. Each “exit basket” contains:
a laundry basket, sponges, tub/tile cleaner, disinfectant spray, toilet bowl cleaner, toilet bowl brush & holder, dish soap, laundry soap, bar soap, dryer sheets/fabric softener, 2 buckets, mop, broom, dust pan, furniture polish, window cleaner, floor cleaner, pan scrubbers, paper towels, toilet paper, kitchen cleaner, bleach, Pine Sol cleaner, shampoo, deodorants – men & women, hairbrush/comb, room deodorizer, band-aids, first aid cream, pot holders, comet, baking soda, trash bags, small trash can, and toothpaste.