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The Hospitality Center welcomes between 25 and 30 guests per night seeking shelter and provides the largest hot-meal program in Racine.
To help neighbors get out of the cold and grab something to eat each day, donations are needed of food, bedding and time.
Rev. Kevin Stewart told Racine County Eye about the most important needs at the Center:
- Food like casseroles in aluminum type pans so glass pans don’t have to be returned and packaged lunch meat.
- Pillows and blankets
- Adult (age 21+) volunteers to provide shift coverage/oversight/monitoring. Training is provided. Overnight hours are the most critical need.
- Volunteers to wash blankets, sheets and pillowcases to wash on-site; and/or
- Volunteer(s) to take the items to the laundromat to wash and dry. At this time, volunteers would need to use their own vehicles.
As of Christmas night, the Center has housed 64 individuals for 50 consecutive nights. With the return of real winter weather, that number is expected to rise. Already Stewart and his volunteers have helped as many people this season so far as they helped the entire previous winter.
If you can help, please call Stewart at (414) 405-5619. The Hospitality Center is located at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main Street.