The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) is announcing a name change for its program that provides household products to individuals and families across the region who have experienced home displacement.
The program formerly known as Good360 is now the Comforts of Home program. The UWNEMN will continue to partner with Bed, Bath, and Beyond to receive unsold bedding, towels, rugs, and other household items from three Minnesota stores to distribute to people in need in the organization’s service territory, based on a referral system.
UWNEMN Executive Director Shelley Valentini said the name of the program was changed to better reflect its true purpose.
“Our goal with this program has always been to provide people who have lost everything or who are starting over with ‘comforts of home’ products,” Valentini said. “Our new building allows for the program to operate fully at our office site, which has improved the operation of the program for clients, volunteers, and staff.”
New to the program is an appointment system, with specific dates and times open for scheduling. All clients must be referred and accompanied by an agency or social worker. The UWNEMN requests that appointments be made via UWNEMN’s website. Starting July 10, appointments can be made between 9 am and 1 pm on Wednesdays.
UWNEMN has donated household products through this program to more than 900 children and 1,000 adults since its inception in 2014. The organization is accepting donations of new products for the Comforts of Home program from other interested businesses.
For more details on Comforts of Home, click here.