STUFF THE BLUE GOOSE

Thank you to the Michigan State Police – Niles Post for their 8th Annual Food and Toiletries Drive that benefited our Helping Hands Pantry. Holly Higgs, Community Service Trooper, and her team collected non-perishables and personal care items at the Niles Walmart Supercenter on Nov 20th for both Helping Hands and Red Bud Area Ministries. Helping Hands has gotten to know Holly Higgs through their “Cops with Bikes” program when we have shared some of our donated bikes that the State Police recondition for the community. We so appreciate their assistance in stocking our pantry and their involvement in our community!

A Heart-felt Thank You to the Pokagon Fund

Helping Hands would like to extend a heart-felt Thank You to the Pokagon Fund for providing nearly $3,000 that was made available to L.A.D.D. (Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled) in Dowagiac. They in turn use the funding to provide new clothing to their Dowagiac residents. Care-providers shopped for these residents throughout the summer and into the fall season purchasing new clothing essentials; everything from shoes, hoodies, pants and school clothes. Helping Hands is grateful to provide funding for these basic needs that some LADD residents could not afford after living expenses.

This funding allowed us to partner with L.A.D.D. and increase our outreach into the community.

STORE SPECIALS

Don’t Forget Halloween Costumes Galore!
• Adult And Children’s Costumes Going Fast!
• Even Dog Costumes Have Been A Hit😊

Better Hurry To Cash In On Seasonal Deals At The Store!
• Fall Decor, Sweatshirts, Winter Coats


Nice Bed Comforters Coming To The Store Floor Everyday!

Halloween Sidewalk Sale at Helping Hands

Come visit Helping Hands Sidewalk Sale for your Halloween costumes and fall décor on Saturday, September 4th from 9am to 1pm during the Farmer’s Market. Helping Hands has over 300 costumes and accessories. The costumes are $3.00 each and accessories are a $1.00. Helping Hands will also be featuring a $2.00 bag sale on summer clothing as well as a jacket and sweatshirt sale! Helping Hands is located at 130 South Broadway Street in downtown Cassopolis. Proceeds from the store support our local food pantry and various outreach projects in the community. Get ready for the fall holidays and cooler weather!

COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 3rd – Feeding America Truck – Pleasant View Church
Saturday, September 4th
– Halloween & Fall Sidewalk Days – 9am to 1pm
Wednesday, September 8th
– Senior Commodities Distribution Day – Helping Hands
Monday, September 27th Thursday, September 30th – $2 Bag Sale