Community Collection

By Jana Armfield on January 26, 2023

Another collection effort was a great success! Over 20 boxes full of kitchenware items, such as cutting boards, coffee mugs, pots, and pans were donated Jan. 17, during a Household Goods Drive hosted by the Meadowlark Ambassadors to benefit Kitchen Restore. These much-needed items will be used to create household kits for local families and individuals in need.

Following last year's benefit drive, resident Vera Williams set a goal to knit 100 washcloths to donate throughout the next year. She is photographed delivering her last set to Carol Shanklin, a volunteer for both Kitchen Restore and Meadowlark.

“The volunteers and coordinators of Kitchen Restore value our partnership with the Meadowlark Ambassadors,” Shanklin said. “We sincerely appreciate the Ambassadors hosting a collection. The items collected will be sorted at our work day on Friday, and will be placed in kits that will be distributed upon request to the 14 agencies that identify residents in need of kitchen items.”

Shanklin extended a special thank you to the Meadowlark Ambassadors who assisted with collecting and packing the donated kitchen items. “We look forward to continue to work collaboratively together to assist individuals in need in the Manhattan community,” she said.

Thank you to all who donated!