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House Warming Baskets

Help Families Start Over

Doorways’ HomeStart Supportive Housing Program offers at-risk families the assistance they need to begin living independently. HomeStart offers residential stability and intensive support in goal planning focused on educational, employment and financial skills. When these families are ready to move into their first HomeStart home, Doorways presents them with House Warming Baskets filled with new supplies for their fresh start.

How You Can Help

Get your family, co-workers or church group involved to build House Warming Baskets to welcome new HomeStart families to Doorways. This is a great team-building activity that allows groups to make an impact on the lives of individual families in your community!

The baskets should include any or all of the following new items:

General Household Items

  • Paper towels and glass cleaner
  • Handheld vacuum cleaner
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop, bucket and floor cleaner

Kitchen Items

  • Kitchen cleaner
  • Trash bags and trash can
  • Dish soap and sponges/scrubbers
  • Dishwasher detergent (powder only)

Bedroom Items

  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent (liquid or pods; no powder)
  • Sheets (twin sheets only)
  • Pillows

Bathroom Items

  • Towels (hand and full-body)
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Toilet brush and toilet cleaner

Items for Success

  • Day planner for tracking finances
  • Gift cards to Safeway, Giant and/or Target

To learn more about creating House Warming Baskets for Doorways’ clients, please contact Veronica Floyd at (703) 504-99293 or VFloyd@DoorwaysVA.org.