BY NAQUANNA COMEAUX
Do you remember when you moved into your first apartment? There were many things that you wanted to buy for your new place, but there were some things that were absolutely essential for comfortable living. Now imagine that you were moving into your brand new apartment after living in a shelter or even your car. Furnishing your new home would be nearly impossible.
We’ve put together a package of household items needed for each CityWalk studio that can be purchased for $750. Several individuals, families and churches have already sponsored studios by purchasing a CityWalk Home Package, but there are several units that still need furnishings for the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom areas. You can sponsor a CityWalk Home Package by going to our Web site, citywalkatakard.com, and clicking on “DONATE,” or by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.573.2570. We’ve already received several calls and e-mails from people in the community who want to help and we’re extremely thankful for what we have received so far.
There are others who have donated much-needed toiletries and clothing for our residents. A couple of weeks ago, Melvin Traylor donated $300 worth of men’s clothing for our CityWalk Clothes Closet that will be available to our residents. Many of them are moving in with only the clothes on their backs, so our clothes closet will be a huge help. If you have any garments that you would like to donate, please contact me. If you would like to organize a donation drive for food (non-perishables) and/or toiletries, just let me know when you’d like to drop the items off.
Remember, CityWalk has 200 units so we will need a constant flow of donations to effectively meet our residents’ needs. No matter the size of your gift, please know that your contribution will truly make a difference in the lives of our residents.