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Featuring Hines VA Fisher House

Thank you Angels for your incredible support!!

A little about Team Forever Grateful 2022...

Cindy's Baking Angels is very proud to announce that we will be supporting Hines VA Fisher House once again this month! We are expanding our outreach to more VA organizations and look forward to providing much needed supplies to our deserving Veterans.

Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. There are 92 Fisher Houses in the US and Germany. We will be supporting the Illinois home affilitate with Hines VA Hospital this month.

"Hines Fisher House opened its doors on March 1, 2010 and has provided accommodations to over 11,000 families. Their house has 20 bedroom suites to accommodate our guests and features a fully stocked kitchen, spacious dining room and several common living room areas for families to gather and offer each other support and friendship while their loved ones are hospitalized at Hines."

Holly Wright, Manager, writes, "Hines VA Hospital started doing kidney transplants in Nov 2020. The Fisher House receives many of the referrals for our Veterans coming from out of state or from a long distance. Once the Veteran receives his/her kidney then the Veteran and the support person/family member (staying at Fisher House) are discharged to a local hotel for another 4-6 weeks of recovery."

Holly adds, "Another great way to support our Veterans/families is to put together 'discharge baskets'. These are laundry baskets filled with all the necessary start-up essentials for their transition to the hotel…i.e. laundry soap, dryer sheets, dish soap/sponges, Kleenex, paper towels, disinfecting wipes, kitchen/bathroom cleaners, canned soups, snacks, pasta/jarred sauce, fruit cups, cereal cups/oatmeal, etc."

Please keep in mind that homemade baked goods are not allowed for this team due to dietary requirements. We will only focus on the listed items below. Thank you for any support you can provide.

Special Requests....

Donations to Hines Fisher House are Tax-deductible! Keep track of your donation expenses and include a note in your box with the dollar amount and your name and address. Hines will respond with a donation letter you can use for income tax purposes.

For the pantry:

For the laundry:

For the supply cupboard:

For our guests:

For the house and special occasion:

For the guest suites:

Pease note: We do not accept clothing or used items. We are also well supplied with books, puzzles, games, and toys.

Fisher House also has an Amazon Wish List where Angel can send much needed items.