Prince of Peace - Doorstep Needs - November, 2021
Our focus the rest of this year is Doorstep’s Christmas Project. Earlier in the year we thought we may be able to have the actual Christmas Store… until the Delta variant arrived! So, for the safety of everyone, and the fact that we might not have enough volunteers to pull off the full Christmas Store, we are doing something similar to last year.
We have started early in organizing, arranging, and promoting needed items. Our dedicated volunteers have been going through the basement and pulling out all of the previously donated items that we can use for 2021. But, we will still need more blankets, household items, and games/puzzles.
Doorstep will adopt the 260 households and 800+ individuals from the Christmas Bureau like before. However, this year we are adding to what the families will receive. We will provide our regular Christmas food package, a $20 gift card for each family member, a health kit, blanket or quilt, a household item such as coffee pot, crockpot, sheet set, school supplies, and a family pack of games, puzzles and toys.
What we need for Christmas at this time is:
Full/Queen and King Blankets (new)
Coffee pots, Crockpots, Toasters, Skillet Sets and Electric Skillets (new)
Board games and puzzles (new)
Proceeding with the Christmas Project this way does increase our costs overall with the gift cards ($16,000) and the regular food order ($12,000), but it is the safest way to proceed for 2021.
We need your monetary donations to purchase the gift cards, the food, and any of the above items not donated. You can mail your tax deductible donations to: Doorstep, Inc., 1119 SW 10th, Topeka, Ks 66604 or go to our website (www.doorsteptopeka.org) to donate by credit card.
Thank you in advance for helping your neighbors in need this holiday season!