04 Aug ANN INC. Fixtures Donation Helps SAM Center Prosper
DONATION: ANN INC. FIXTURES
LIVES IMPACTED: 500+
Serving Area Military (SAM), in Massillon, OH, honors those who are serving or have served in the military, as well as their partners. The SAM Center aims to honor their sacrifice through the community’s love, support, and hope. We are an organization that provides a helping hand to lift our heroes and provide them with the support that they need.
We received a furniture donation from ANN INC. and were able to utilize it in several different ways. The clothing tables became our new sorting aisle for donations. Previously, we had used a combination of foldup tables, glass patio tables, and desks. Now, we have a beautiful line of tables with two lower levels of storage. The tables have increased efficiency and eliminated the risk of breakage by placing too much on the previous patio tables. They look amazing in our facility!
The clothing racks that we received have been used in our donated clothing room. We set up all the clothing we receive on the racks and allow our veterans to come in and “shop” for new items. Veterans can go into the room and select needed clothing, just like they would at a real store. It really provides a sense of dignity by giving them the same experience as if they were shopping.
The extra hangers that we received are being used in our lodging kits. The SAM Center provides a lodging kit to veterans transitioning from homelessness to housing. This kit consists of almost everything they need in their new homes except furniture. Now we can provide closet hangers to keep our veterans organized! One veteran, Maurice, was thrilled to receive his lodging kit. Maurice told us, “I am so blessed. Thank you to you and all your donors who make SAM possible. God bless you all.”
We received a variety of other items, like a coat rack, storage piece, and signage, that we have utilized in different ways around our facility and at fundraising events. This ANN INC. donation totally transformed the look and feel of our facility! It has allowed us to execute our mission in a better way. Thank you for everything!