Life’sWork recently partnered with Allegheny County Department of Human Services to fulfill a large project benefitting senior citizens in our community. During these trying and unprecedented times, our most vulnerable neighbors have been affected disproportionately. The Senior Care Kitting Project sought to address those needs. Over two weeks of non-stop work, we assembled and delivered nearly 9,000 care packages to seniors citizens across Allegheny County. The care kits included a range of supplies (such as hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, and more) as well as informational resources that will help enable our community members to stay safe and access services they may need during this challenging period.
Many seniors citizens have been safely following COVID-19 guidelines by staying socially distanced, but have had difficulty finding ways to get essential groceries – especially at a time when many community and local stores have closed or reduced hours due to the pandemic. Allegheny County DHS sought to ease some of the burden for our local seniors by delivering these vital and necessary products right to their homes. The care packages arrived at a much-needed time to individuals involved in services and programs throughout Allegheny County. And the response we got made it clear: these essential items brought joy and hope to those who needed it most!
A Shared Mission
We were fortunate to partner with Global Links to procure all of the essential items for these kits. Global Links works to support health improvement initiatives in resource-poor communities and promoting environmental stewardship in the US healthcare system.
Since 1989, Global Links has been working to redirect still-useful materials away from US landfills to support public health programs in targeted communities throughout the Western Hemisphere – a natural partner for the Life’sWork mission to improve the quality of life of individuals in our community. Both organizations have the same vision: respect for all people, resulting in compassionate, inclusive and equitable communities where all individuals have an opportunity to thrive.
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