Broom Closet Project helping to fill a need

A non-profit agency in South Bend is looking to fill an important need in the community by starting what’s called the Broom Closet Project.

Home Management Resources helps families learn basic skills like menu planning, budgeting and how to clean your home.

“That’s our whole purpose,” said executive director Carol Swope, “to help uplift families in our community.”

The Broom Closet Project will distribute free cleaning products to families that attend one of their workshops. They plan to officially open in January but need your help stocking their shelves.

You can drop off new or unused and unopened cleaning supplies to the Mishawaka Food Pantry located at 315 Lincolnway West in Mishawaka from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Items that are needed include brooms, dust pans, regular Dawn dishwasher detergent, vinegar, baking soda, sponges, 16 oz. spray bottles and laundry detergent.

The St. Joseph County Health Dept. will also be on hand to offer free lead poisoning screenings to kids up to 6 years old.

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