Hope House is affiliated with Lakeshore Interfaith Hospitality Network and Family Promise. The goal of this non-profit organization is to provide both shelter and support for homeless families and individuals. The program guidelines require participants to have a clear recent history with regard to domestic violence, any form of substance abuse, and acute psychiatric issues. Once admitted into the program, participants are provided meals, housing, case management, and connections with community agencies that can get them back on track. Hope House of Manitowoc County’s mission is to “empower homeless families and individuals to progress toward self-sufficiency, one household at a time.”
Hope House recently moved to a new location and was in desperate need of all the little extra items needed to run a home (cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, garbage bags, etc.). The Roydan team heard the call for help and got to work collecting items to enable residents to take care of the daily household chores that keep things moving forward. “We are fortunate to have a place like Hope House in our community. It’s a great way to help some really great people get back on their feet and moving in the right direction. We are humbled to play a small part in these efforts,” notes Megan Manis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Roydan.
“We are so thankful for Roydan’s donation. Contributions like this are extremely valuable to because they offer our residents the tools they need to accomplish everyday chores,” notes Stephen Carlson, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Operations Manager at Hope House. These items help residents become more independent in their daily lives as they work towards a brighter future. “We are not just a homeless shelter giving handouts to our clients. Instead we offer them a hand up by providing the materials they will need to achieve a self-sufficient lifestyle. We are so grateful to Roydan and the rest of the community for supporting this effort with the materials needed to help the families in our community,” Carlson adds.
Being a good neighbor and helping out those in need is something we take very seriously at Roydan. We urge all of our customers and vendor partners to look for ways they can make a difference in their communities as well. “Every little bit helps and if we all play our part, that is when big changes take place,” Manis concludes.