In it's kick off campaign Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington is announcing it's new initiative aimed at making it easier for people to share. Matt Dratt is the development and community relations manager for the charity founded by Billy Shelper 96 years ago. He says they're expanding their presence:
"This year for the first time we have a dozen locations in various business in the Bloomington-Normal area that will act as a location for people to make a donation of a nonperishable food item."
Dratt says the "Give Thanks Boxes, emblazoned with Home Sweet Home's new logo will be used to collect donations of food for distribution the week before thanksgiving. He says the food will go to over 1,500 households that'll come through the doors at Home Sweet Home. That's an increase of 40% from last year. Dratt says because H-S-H Ministries was founded on Thanksgiving day 1917, it's very significant.
Home Sweet Home also has a new website, GiveThanks2013.org.
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