Kindness in the ‘Hood

Note: One of the special qualities of our neighborhood is the kindness and generosity often displayed by our residents. Concern for the well-being of less fortunate individuals is a frequent theme on our listserv as shown in the following post. I have created a new category for posts on this blog so you can quickly find what people are doing to help others. You may want to join the effort.   -Ken
Hi Neighbors
I work in property management, and a few of our properties are owned by a local non-profit that helps to provide housing for low income, homeless, veteran or mentally ill folks. I am looking for a few items for a few special individuals who literally have nothing except 4 walls, but are in need of a few decent donated furniture items. Finding furnishings isn’t something I typically do for our tenants but I hate to see people sleeping on the floor. I figure I would put the word out and see if any one in our neighborhood is replacing these items and would like to donate.

Specifically, one request is for a single woman, and another for a household consisting of a single veteran father with a toddler son.
Looking for things like small sofa(s), beds, (single or full or double, but even toddler bed is needed), dresser(s), desk, coffee table(s), chair(s), dining set(s). Not looking for anything fancy and gently used condition is no problem, as long as you promise it comes free of any sort of pests 😉 …as a landlord, my worst nightmare is bugs so please no bugs. I would hate to do that to any tenant, and it’s not fun for me either!
I may be able to pick up items, or coordinate pick up. Additionally, the non-profit does offer in-kind donation receipts.
Please send me an email if you have something you might want to give away. If you come across this email, and have nothing now but might in the future, feel free to let me know at another time too. It’s pretty common that we have a tenant somewhere that needs help, but isn’t sure how to go about finding it. If I can’t take it, I’d be happy to direct you to a place that might be able to receive it too. The struggle is real.
Thank you for your time.

Author: Ken Taylor

I am a relatively recent Armory Park resident (2/16) along with my wife, Donna and our little dog Lulu. In our 7+ decades, Donna and I lived over 30 years in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Arizona. We have been Arizona residents for 16 years before coming here including 12 in Green Valley and four in west Tucson. We love the neighborhood for its history, walkability and interesting residents. Lulu insists on walking every day so you may see us following her around and picking up trash to keep our neighborhood presentable.

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