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Powered by Good Day 2022: Giving back to those experiencing homelessness

Words by Anne Trelfa on Dec 9, 2022 12:58:10 PM

The Lake Trust team spent Powered by Good Day 2022 dedicated to giving back, together. They assembled essential kits for those experiencing homelessness in Michigan. And distributed them to local shelters and nonprofits.

Powered by Good Day 2022

Each year, Lake Trust team members dedicate the second Monday of October to volunteering in service to our communities. Over the years, we have spread out into groups across Michigan to serve at food banks, community gardens, distributing coats to children, assisting at shelters, and more.

Powered by Good Day 2022 was a little different. Gathered at Legacy Center Sports Complex in Brighton, the Lake Trust team combined our efforts to make an impact, together. The goal was set to build 20,000 essential kits for those experiencing homelessness in our communities.


Setting a goal to help, together

The essential kits each included items such as socks, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and other personal hygiene items. As these are items needed the most by those experiencing homelessness and are most requested by local shelters. Also included in each kit was an encouraging note handwritten by one of our team.

Together, the Lake Trust team was able to complete around 16,000 kits that day. Over the next few weeks, team members continued to volunteer their time to building the kits until all 20,000 essential kits were completed.


Distributing essential kits across Michigan

The 20,000 essential kits were then distributed by team members to local nonprofits that support those experiencing homelessness. These include places like Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Loves and Fishes Ministries in Lansing, Bountiful Harvest in Brighton and many more.


These nonprofits provide services like a safe and warm place to stay, meals, and access to additional services to support people on their way back to finding stable housing. These nonprofits are always in need of additional help from the community. Please reach out to an individual nonprofit in your area to find out their specific services. Or how you can help.

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