To keep the House of Mercy Homeless Center running, it seeks help from volunteers, financial contributions, and donations of various items needed by residents. Every month, the Center announces a Wish List of desired items. For November, the Center is asking for donations of laundry soap pods.
Wisconsin residents wishing to donate are encouraged to place donations in the collections boxes at the MercyCare Building or Mercyhealth Mall in Janesville; Mercyhealth Beloit; or Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center—Walworth. At the end of the month, the items are taken to the House of Mercy, and a collection of new Wish List items starts.
Those in Illinois wanting to donate can drop off items at the Mercyhealth Development Foundation office, 2400 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, now located next to Funderburg Auditorium at Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton.
For more information, call the House of Mercy Homeless Center Manager, Tammie King-Johnson, at (608) 754-0045.