Our Hope Association Wish List

Following is a list of items compiled by Our Hope’s Staff reflecting key needs for the Residence and Carriage House that they would love to have donated by anyone interested.  Any of these items can be either sent to the Residence at 324 Lyon Street N.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan  49503 or dropped off during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  See below also for a list of Our Hope's Major Maintenance and Improvement needs.

Indoor Needs Intake Supplies
  • White Printer paper
  • Pens
  • Mini AA books
  • Dressers for Client Bedrooms
  • Pillows for Cients' beds
  • Twin Sheet Sets
  • Pillow Cases
  • Twin bedding set for clients as they transition out of Our Hope
  • Bath Towels- (Neutral Colors)
  • Washcloths- (Neutral Colors)
  • Hand Towels- (Neutral Colors) 
Cleaning Supplies
  • Brooms (indoor and outdoor)
  • Heavy Duty/Institutional Vaccuum Cleaner
Kitchen Tools
  • Can Openers
  • Knife set
  • Cutting Board
  • Pots and Pans (not teflon)
  • Storage Supplies-plastic tupperware 
 We also accept Non-Perishable Food donations and Clothing donations! 

Arts and Crafts Supplies
  • Scissors, glue/glue sticks, pens, markers, white poster board
  • Bags of pillow stuffing, fabric for pillow-making (each client makes a pillow)
  • Colored construction paper 
12-Step Supplies
  • 12-Step and 12-Tradition (12 & 12) Books
  • Big Books and N.A. Books
  • Addiction and Recovery-related DVD’s
  • Daily Meditation Books  (A.A. Conference approved)
Personal Items
  • Non-alcoholic mouthwash
  • Shampoo & Conditioner 
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Combs and brushes
  • Travel size Kleenex 
  • Vaseline - small tubs or jars
  • Small/travel size antiperspirant (non-aerosol)
  • Hand lotion, body lotion, body wash, feminine hygiene products
 Outdoor Needs
    • Rakes
    • Trimmer 
    • Leaf Bags
    • Edger 


"House of Hope" Major Property Maintenance/Improvement Projects

Our Hope's property is comprised of the 1880 Main Residence, a Carriage House and grounds.  Because of its age and frequent use, all require constant maintenance and really benefit from regular improvement.  In 2010, our Visions of Hope Volunteer Committee established The Tender Loving Care (TLC) Fund specifically to meet these needs.  While our Wish List is comprised of smaller items, this list of "House of Hope" projects is comprised of more significant projects that our Board, Staff and Volunteers deem necessary to retain the grace and dignity found at Our Hope.  Please consider donating the funds to undertake one or more of these projects.  You may donate online by clicking here or via mail or in person by clicking here.

Main Residence Renovation Needs 
  • Repair 30 Windows/Screens (@$350) and add Storm Windows (@$250)
  • Add 4 Storm Doors @$350
  • Repair Sliding Doors Between Office and Parlor - $800
  • Replace Sliding Door to Outside in Sun Room - $3,200
  • Remove and Replace Carpet throughout Main House - $18,000 Top Priority
  • Repair and Repaint exterior, including porches/decks - $18,000
  • Repair ceilings in Intake Office -$500
  • Handicap Accessibility throughout Residence - $50,000
  • Repair Parking Lot/Driveway - $7,200 - Top Priority
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