HDH Architects gives back to Mumford House

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SASKATOON, SK – Once again, local architect firm HDH Architects have gone above and beyond with their giving nature.  Fast on the heels of HDH Architects previous “Equip The Kitchen” campaign, the staff decided to focus their fundraising efforts on Mumford House, an emergency shelter in Saskatoon for Women and Children. Starting in October with fundraising lunches and a bake sale they quickly raised $756. With left over funds from the Equip The Kitchen campaign and a generous matching donation by HDH Architects, total funds raised was $1,450.00.  The efforts didn’t stop there, with many trips to Costco, Target, Walmart and other stores; they purchased items on Mumford’s “Wish List”.  HDH then took time to create “Goody Bags” for the Mumford residence as well as many gift bags.

The care and time HDH Architect was substantial and will not go unnoticed.  The day a resident walks through the door at Mumford in crisis with nothing but the clothes on their backs, HDH Architects will help provide a strong sense of comfort and support with the items they have donated to residents in need.

As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.” Thank you HDH Architects.

List of items donated to Mumford House by HDH Architects

53 Goody Towel Bags  (towel, face cloth, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, tooth brush, tooth paste, bar soap, deodorant)

29 small bags for kids (toothbrush, paste, shampoo, kleenex)

10 boxes pampers (1,434)

7 pkgs tampons   (648 tampons)

11 pkgs maxi pads (176) and 3 pkgs panty liners (120)

1 new playpen with change table

5 playpen sheets

21 pairs slippers (ladies, children, babies)

162 pairs socks (ladies, children, babies)

25 journals + 16 pens

27 small childrens story books (Disney, etc)

Craft and Activity books

8 pads colored paper

23 activity/coloring books

8 wood puzzles

12 pkgs stickers

6 bottles of blowing bubbles

1 tub foam sticky back letters

6 pencil sharpeners

1 pkg erasers

18 pkgs crayons/pencil crayons

1 pkg playdough (8 small tubs)

7 hair brushes / 31 combs

270 hair elastics

extras (3 small toothpaste, 9 tooth brushes, 4 face cloths)

Donated items:

4 handmade blankets for playpens

1 donated playpen

1 donated walker

1 donated activity centre

9 larger gift bags with stuffed animals (donated)

13 smaller gift bags with stuffed animals (donated)

2 donated sets of scarf/mitt set

3 donated gift sets of bath items

3 donated small gifts (watch, makeup)