SuppliesRob Vander Giessen-Reitsma

As we continue to work and play at Huss School, many of our needs are for tangible materials. The school is currently winterized so there’s no running water and we don’t ever plan to turn on the expensive, obsolete heating system, which creates unique needs for hospitality to visitors. As we think about equipping a comfortable room for work groups, we’ve come up with a list of items we could use to make the space hospitable:

  • Dish cloths & towels
  • Microwave-safe re-usable plates & bowls
  • Re-usable water bottles
  • Crock pot

There are also supplies we could use for general cleaning, maintenance and beautifying work around the facility:

  • Fencing materials and labor ($1,000 to replace broken chain link fence along Broadway)
  • Outdoor motion detector lights
  • Outdoor work gloves
  • Commercial mop & mop bucket
  • Tarps
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Band-aids
  • Straw bales and newspaper for mulching in the garden

And, for more playful activities:

  • Video projector
  • Badminton set/racquets
  • Board games
  • Outdoor tent shelters
  • Beanbag (corn hole) set
  • Paint (craft, non-toxic, preferably tempera)
  • Fabric scraps

We also have volunteer staff members and interns living in a community house connected to a local church.  As individuals come and go, we realize various needs to create a hospitable space for residents and guests.  Current needs include:

  • Twin-size box springs

If you’re able to help out with any of these supplies or activities, either through donating the items themselves, gift cards or cash donations, please contact us!