Jacobetti vets home seeking special donations

During the holiday season, we don’t hesitate to use this space to ask our readers to consider donations for causes we consider just and appropriate.

The Mining Journal Christmas Cheer Club comes to mind. So does Toys for Tots, to name just two.

We’d like to petition our readers once again and ask they consider helping a group of people all of us owe a debt of gratitude to: Our veterans.

The D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette is looking for in-kind donations of personal care items, Velcro shoes, Forever stamps, 2024 wall calendars and Marq-Tran bus tickets.

Organizers are specifically asking for high quality disposable razors, 3-in-1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash, high quality lotion, dry shampoo, men’s body spray and sensitive skin aftershave lotion.

“The wish list donations at Christmastime are important because we use the items that are donated throughout the year and they are like extra special items …. They’re personal to the member,” said Jacobetti activity manager Sheri Smith. “We’re giving them the best of the best, basically. Sometimes they don’t have family members to purchase those extra special items for them, so this is a way the community can give back and get specifically what the members can utilize.”

Organizers say they cannot accept DVDs, CDs, magazines, books, puzzles, hats, socks, gloves, greeting cards, blankets of any size, clothing protectors, any used clothing, medical equipment or supplies or items not previously mentioned.

Donation items should be brought to the home’s main entrance. For more information or to coordinate a time to drop off in-kind donations, contact the MVHDJJ at 906-226-3576, ext: 2520300.

The veteran’s home is also accepting monetary donations for its charitable support fund, which is used to improve the quality of life of veteran members while they are in the facility.

Want to help? Updated wish list items and donation tips may be viewed online at https://bit.ly/MVHDJJHolidayWishList23.


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