Collection Projects for Clients

Assemble Care Packages for Clients

MIFA keeps a small inventory of care packages for the families who come to Emergency Services for assistance. We also collect senior care packages to deliver to our Meals on Wheels clients on their birthdays and on Christmas Day. If you would like to host a collection project at your workplace or church, or just put together a bag or two, we would be grateful for your contribution! 

Please direct any questions to the appropriate staff member below:

Please assemble items in a tote, an 11” x 14” decorative paper bag, or backpack for portability, and deliver to MIFA Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The receptionist will accept your donation and provide a gift receipt. 

Note: While all items are not required, we request that each gift bag contain at least eight of the items on the list. 

Click here for a printable version of these lists. 

 

Senior Care Packages

This is our greatest and most urgent need. We distribute 150 to 200 senior care packages each month and 850 on Christmas Day.

Socks (regular or non-skid)
Stationery
Pens/pencils
Postage stamps
Winter caps
Sweaters, blankets
Tee shirts
Mittens or gloves
Games (playing cards, puzzles, crossword puzzles, or dominoes)
Lotion
Flashlights
Toiletries
Tissues
No candy or razors.

 

Baby Packs

Disposable diapers
Bib or burp cloth
Socks
Hat
Small blanket
Ready-to-use formula in screw-cap container
Infant juice or juice boxes
Finger foods
Jars of cereal or fruits/vegetables with small spoon
Baby bottle or sippy cup
Baby lotion
Baby wipes
Diaper cream
Vaseline
Small toys or books

 

Adult Care Packages

Canned Vienna sausage/tuna/chicken/pork & beans
Fruit cup or applesauce
Granola bars or other individually-wrapped treats
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Soap
Deodorant
Shaving cream
Razors
Feminine hygiene products
Shampoo