Duluth Sam’s Club celebrates Day of Service at Home of Hope

Volunteers from Duluth Sam’s Club celebrated their Day of Service on Oct. 11 by donating time and supplies to Home of Hope.

The volunteers added Halloween decorations to the home. They also delivered donations, including new pillows, blankets, towels, bottled water and snacks for the nearly 50 moms and children at Home of Hope.

“Sam’s Club has been really good to us throughout the year for different events and donations at the store level,” said Home of Hope Executive Director Maureen Kornowa. “To have these volunteers come out for their Day of Service is great because I think management, as well as the teams locally, get to see first-hand what the need is out here in the suburbs, so we’re really grateful with the big group here. It touches one or two hearts extra and we really appreciate it.”

The Duluth Sam’s Club joined more than 600 clubs nationwide on its Day of Service, with volunteer efforts taking place throughout the United States.

The Sam’s Club volunteers shared appreciation, too, saying they were grateful for the chance to spend time at Home of Hope.

“Our volunteers were incredibly moved by what Home of Hope does for homeless children and their single mothers,” said Daidrian Rayford, Senior Manager, Community Relations at Walmart. “We’re so happy to provide support to Home of Hope and are excited to help bring some Halloween cheer to this worthwhile and much-needed transitional living facility that serves the community.”