Michael Best & Friedrich LLP will deliver hundreds of handmade hats, mittens and scarves to The Milwaukee Rescue Mission/Joy House as a part of its Catch the Bug community service initiative.
Because the 2009 "Share the Warmth" activity was so successful, Michael Best kicked off the new year by asking for volunteers to again knit and crochet scarves and hats.
Michael Best employees attended classes taught by fellow firm employees to learn how to knit and crochet hats, mittens and scarves. They also learned how to craft winter items from donated sweaters and fleece. Throughout the year, participants dedicated hours to handcrafting hats, mittens and scarves to donate to those in need. Hope Center will distribute the hand made items to individuals in and around Waukesha.
Michael Best launched the Catch the Bug
Initiative in January 2009 as a way to get employees involved in community outreach activities. Since its inception, the firm has donated to numerous area charities and dedicated hours to activities such as collecting items, crafting personalized holiday cards, and knitting scarves, hats and mittens by hand.
About The Milwaukee Rescue Mission/Joy House
The doors to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission have been open since1893 reaching out with compassion and Christian solutions for the poor, hungry and homeless of our community.
Each day they provide food and shelter to more than 300 men, women and children who otherwise may have nowhere else to turn. In addition to meeting their immediate needs, they provide the training, support and guidance they need to rebuild their lives.
When homeless women with children arrive at the Mission’s door, they are often seeking shelter from a different kind of storm, nearly 40% are fleeing from domestic violence. Often drug addiction, job loss, fire and basic poverty are driving forces. The Joy House is one of several programs offered through the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, with the goal of helping families become stable and self-sufficient.