On a cold December evening, a group of MPS staffers gathered around long tables piled high with soaps and shampoos, lotions and toothpaste, and miscellaneous other toiletries, wrapping them up in colorful paper and stuffing them into 50 bags. The bags are for N Street Village, a local nonprofit that offers a broad spectrum of services, housing, and advocacy to empower over 2,000 homeless and low-income women each year. In addition to the care packages, MPS is helping to stock N Street’s supply room with requested items, such as 4,000 bars of soap.
The care package project was spearheaded by MPS’ interim Community Engagement Manger, Jeremy Faircloth, who was thrilled with the project’s success. “It was great working with Adam Brunell, Volunteer and In-kind Services Coordinator at N Street Village, to come up with this idea of care packages to meet the needs of the women they serve. There was a wonderful turnout of MPS volunteers who stayed late to assemble the packages. We definitely hope to do more with N St. Village in the future.”