Social worker Chia Morgan is confident that she can find plenty of Flint area residents in need of vacuums, pots and pans and other large household items, which will be distributed on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mott Park located at Nolen and Dougherty.
The effort, called the Great Big Household Giveaway, is a first for Flint, but has deep roots in Detroit, the home base of of the Meeting Needs Ministry of God’s Old School Church.
Morgan, a Flint area resident and program coordinator for Well of Hope (WOH), a non-profit organization that focuses on breaking down barriers to education, did not hesitate to go “all in” when a friend from Detroit’s God’s Old School Church suggested extending the mission to the Flint community.
“Although there are numerous resources available to area families, there are still gaps,” she says. “We want to help fill them by providing the necessary everyday items that help make a house a home.”
In addition to pots and pans, vacuum sweepers, other items scheduled for distribution include bedding, bathroom and seasonal items.
Organizers ask that potential recipients bring a government issued identification and a lease agreement or utility bill to take part.
“The documents are needed to verify residency and help ensure that only one member per household is being served,” says Morgan. “If you don’t have a lease agreement, a utility bill may also by used.”
For more information visit Chia Morgan’s facebook page or call 810-545-7169.
To learn more about Mott Park Neighborhood Association visit their facebook page.