There are so many home comforts that we take for granted. For instance, try to imagine baking anything without your oven mitts! It’s amazing how something so simple can be a luxury if you have to live without it. In the spirit of helping others, we’re hosting the Love & Oven Mitts Charity Drive through March 25.
If you have new or gently used (like new) oven mitts, potholders and dish cloths, you can donate them for a good cause and help fill another family’s kitchen with little comforts. We’ll be donating them to Love INC of Lake County, which serves families in need in Lake County, Illinois — very close to RecipeChatter’s office.
What is Love INC?
We spoke with Laurie Mueller Comilla, communications/project manager at Love INC of Lake County about the good work they do for local families.
Who do the donations help? Where will the donations from this drive end up?
Our Household Starter Kit ministry is a blessing to folks moving into a new home. They might be transitioning out of homelessness, getting their first apartment after fleeing an abusive situation, or have experienced other displacement. This might be the first time a single mom has had a matching set of dishes or a nice saucepan to cook her kids’ mac & cheese. Our volunteers bring these gifts into a person’s house & help make it a home.
What makes Love INC unique among community organizations?
Love INC is unique because we recognize that everyone has value & we are all God’s children. We strive to build relationships between those we serve and those doing the serving, moving beyond their physical needs to walk alongside them during their crisis. Our volunteers have a chance to get into really great conversations with the families we serve – everyone wants to have their story heard, right?! And that is a big part of why we serve the way we do.
How to Donate
All you need to do is mail us new or like-new oven mitts, potholders and dishcloths. (If you’re crafty, you can sew your own! Find out how on our sister blog, Seams & Scissors.) More than one donation is great! If you just want to send one, that’s great too.
We will be collecting them at our offices in Northbrook, IL. Please make sure they’re clean and not water-damaged or smoke-damaged.
Please have your donation delivered to:
Attn: Love & Oven Mitts Charity Drive
Prime Publishing, LLC
Attn: Cookbook Drive
3400 Dundee Road, Suite 220
Northbrook, IL 60062
Please include a slip of paper with your name, address, phone number and email address with your donation for contest entry. Donations need to be postmarked no later than March 25, 2016.
What’s In It For You
Kudos to you for donating! Doesn’t it feel great to do a good deed? But there’s one more thing: we’re also offering a prize for one lucky person.
This contest is now closed.
Good luck, and thanks for donating!
P.S. Check out some of RecipeChatter’s other charitable passions!
- Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children
- Volunteering at Misericordia’s Family Fest
- Serving Up Compassion: Our Visit to JUF Uptown Cafe
- Cookbook Drive for WINGS, Inc.