METROPOLIS OF BOSTON PHILOPTOCHOS

 

                      

 

 REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS – EVERY DAY!

OPERATION HOUSEWARMING BASKETS

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H O M E L E S S   V E T E R AN S

 

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos, with the overwhelming support and generosity of all Philoptochos chapters and parish communities at large, to date, have provided more than 1000 “Housewarming Baskets” to veterans transitioning to independent living. Because veterans’ needs are continuous, this is an important and on-going ministry. The program now includes homeless women veterans with children.            

The items listed on the “Wish List” (reverse side) represent the needs as identified by the homeless veterans in order to establish their home in the community.  

Items collected by your chapter/parish should be delivered to the Metropolis (162 Goddard Ave., Brookline Ma. 02445-7414) for distribution to the veterans through the Veterans Administration (VA). Chapters located at a distance from the Metropolis are provided with a VA facility contact listing to facilitate the process.

NOTE:  Monetary contributions or gift cards to home goods stores and/or grocery stores are welcome.  The Metropolis Philoptochos will use the funds to purchase items from the “Wish List”.  Checks should be made payable to:  Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos

 

Thank you for your continued support and generosity

Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos

 

HOMELESS VETERANS WISH LIST – ALL NEW- NO USED ITEMS PLEASE

 

Broom/dustpan, mop                                    Bed pillows & blanket/comforter

Bucket, toilet brush/holder                          Twin/full size bed cover

Paper towels (pkg. of 4)                                Queen size blankets/comforters

Dishpan dish rack/tray                                  Queen size bed sheets

Dish soap                                                        Cloth (outside) shower mat

Bar soap (pkg. of 4)                                        Bath towels & wash clothes

Liquid hand soap                                            Welcome mat

Toothpaste                                                     Large area rug

Toilet paper (pkg. of 4)                                  Iron & Ironing Board

Dish cloth & towels                                        Cooking utensils & container

All-purpose cleaner                                        Set of pots & pans

Laundry detergent                                         Set of silverware (for 4)

Kitchen trash container                                Manual can opener

Small bathroom trash container                  

Microwave oven (countertop)                       CHILDRENS CORNER

Alarm clock                                                    GIRLS:  Toddler bed & Pack/Play

Wall clock w/batteries                                  Age 2:  Car seat; Stroller; clothes 4T-5T;      

Electric toaster oven                                     Shoes infant 6/7/9; books/toys; pullups 4T-5T

Water pitcher/filter                                      Age2.5: Clothes3T-4T; shoes infant-9mo; books/toys

Coffee Maker                                                Age 3:     Clothes 5T; shoes 9; books/toys

Tea Kettle                                                     Age 9:     Clothes 10/12; shoes 5; books/toys

Gillette razors                                               BOYS - (age 1):  Diapers size 6; shoes size 7/8;

Women’s hygiene items                               clothes 2T/3T; books/toys

 

Note: For questions or assistance you may contact: Eleni Stamboulidis at 508-807-1828 (estamboulidis@hotmail.com) or Georgia Lagadinos at 617-734-1994 (georgia.lagadinos@gmail.com)