LIVONIA, MICH. - Thanks to the generosity and kindness of the Madonna community, the residents of Piquette Square received a large donation of non-perishable food, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies, on Sept. 11. The following student volunteers helped to sort, load, transport, and deliver items, as well as take photos; Andrianna Barden, Wayne Breckenridge, Jeannie Daniel, Peter DeGuia, Elizabeth Dennis, Emily Gavalier, Michael Horvath, Cheyenne Justice, Baljit Kaur, and Trasia Wiley.
The veterans of Piquette Square who received the donations were floored by the generosity of the items. Incredibly grateful that Madonna had returned for another year, one resident said, “You all kept your promise.” The residents also told Transitions Center Coordinator Jessica Bielawski that they were counting down the days until Madonna representatives came to visit them again for Franciscan Day of Service in October.
In addition to the support given by the Madonna University community, a $500 grant awarded by the Michigan Community Service Commission, in partnership with the Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Corporation for National and Community Service, was used to purchase cleaning supplies. Brightside Dental, located on 5 Mile and Levan, also donated 150 dental hygiene kits including toothbrushes, travel size toothpaste, and floss. In total, including grant funds, hygiene kit donations, and accumulated goods, the Madonna students and staff were able to give over $2,000-worth of products to Piquette Square residents.
Learn more about Piquette Square.