Miriam’s Move - December 2, 2017

Total Funds Raised: $411.00          Number of Items Donated: 11
Overview Client Background Location Contribute Inventory Volunteer Contact


Heading Home is looking forward to Up & Out on December 2, 2017. Up & Out offers volunteer groups with the opportunity to make a huge impact on a homeless family’s life as they make the milestone move from shelter into permanent housing. Families moving into affordable, permanent housing through Up & Out have faced adversity, but leading up to and following the move they receive intensive support services to remain on track and housed.

The actual move includes cleaning, furnishing and personalizing the apartment to the family’s taste and transforming the apartment into a “home.” The half-day experience concludes with revealing the apartment to the family and presenting them the keys to their new home. Ways you can participate in the Up & Out move include:

  • Contribute new or gently used housewares
  • Volunteer the day of the move (e.g., assemble furniture, buy groceries)

No matter how you participate, you will be making a difference. Thank you for your support and involvement!

Client Background

This move would be for Miriam and her three kids: Henry (male 18), Jacqueline (female 12), Eliel (Male 9) who have been in shelter for three years, a very long. The family is from El Salvador. Miriam’s husband, the father of her children passed away in 2014. Miriam was told she could no longer stay in her apartment because her husband was deceased and the lease was in his name. Due to these circumstances, Miriam ended up in shelter.

Miriam would like to learn ESL and enroll in cosmetology school. Henry just received his work visa! This family is looking forward to having their own space and after years in shelter something to call their own. The client has been a model client. She has attended every meeting scheduled, saved money for the family’s future and takes incredible care of her children.

Henry likes the color black and soccer

Eliel likes the color blue is loves soccer and is obsessed with watching and playing

Jacqueline is a girly girl and likes pink and purple

Miriam likes basic neutral colors with pops of really bright colors like pink, purple, and teal. 



Please consider contributing to the Miriam’s Move move!

Funds raised will be used to pay for items that must be new (e.g., beds, linens), the truck rental and other household items. The average cost to move a family is $4,000-$5,000 if all items are purchased new. However, this amount may be decreased significantly, both through cash and in-kind donations.

Thank you!

  • Hint: You can Ctrl+click to select multiple items.
    If there is an item not on list that you would like to donate, please contact Heading Home or person spearheading your Up & Out move.

Helpful Information

  • Average cost to move a family is $4,000-$5,000 if all items are purchased new; cost can be offset by donations of gently used items.
  • Most of the items below can be collected prior to knowing the family moving. At the "meet & greet," the family’s preferences will be learned to help personalize the home.
  • Typically Up & Outs take place in 1-2 bedroom apartments; number of bedrooms varies depending on size of family, but plan on at least one child.
  • Electronic devices (e.g., televisions, computers) are welcomed, but not required.
  • Any items you do not use at your move can be donated to Heading Home for another family.
  • On the day of the move, don’t forget a general tool box (hammer, level, tape measure), picture hangers and sparkling cider and paper cups (for the toast as we welcome the family into its new home!).

Master Inventory List

Room Item Status Donor Name
Living RoomCoffee tableUnfulfilled
Living Room2 end tablesUnfulfilled
Living Room2 LampsUnfulfilled
Living RoomTelevisionUnfulfilled
Living RoomWall decorations (2-4 pieces needed)FulfilledJulie Schlack
Bedroom 1Full sized sheets and comforterUnfulfilled
Bedroom 1DresserFulfilledKeri Califano
Bedroom 1Fullmattress padUnfulfilled
Bedroom 11 end tableUnfulfilled
Bedroom 11 LampUnfulfilled
Bedroom 1Wall decorFulfilledJulie Schlack
Bedroom 1HangersUnfulfilled
Bedroom 1PillowUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2twin mattress padUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2End tableUnfulfilled
Bedroom 21 LampFulfilledJulie Schlack
Bedroom 2Wall decorationsUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2HangersUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2DresserUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2MirrorUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2PillowsFulfilledJulie Schlack
Bedroom 2twin sized sheets and comforterUnfulfilled
twin size sheets and comforterUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2DresserUnfulfilled
Dining RoomPlacematsUnfulfilled
Dining RoomNapkinsUnfulfilled
Kitchen8-piece dinnerware setUnfulfilled
Kitchen8-piece glass set.Unfulfilled
Kitchen8-piece silverware setUnfulfilled
KitchenFull set of pots & pansUnfulfilled
KitchenMetal spatulasUnfulfilled
Kitchen4 chairsUnfulfilled
KitchenCooking timerUnfulfilled
KitchenCan openerUnfulfilled
KitchenRubber spatulasUnfulfilled
KitchenWooden spoonsFulfilledJulie Schlack
KitchenMixing bowl setUnfulfilled
KitchenHand towelsFulfilledJulie Schlack
KitchenCarving knivesUnfulfilled
KitchenDinette tableUnfulfilled
KitchenPot holder setUnfulfilled
KitchenDish towelsUnfulfilled
KitchenPaper towel holderUnfulfilled
KitchenMop/Swiffer Wet JetUnfulfilled
KitchenWall decorationsUnfulfilled
KitchenWaste basketUnfulfilled
OtherCleaning suppliesFulfilledJulie Schlack
OtherTool kitUnfulfilled
OtherToilet PpaperUnfulfilled
OtherWall hanging materials (hooks, etc.)Unfulfilled
OtherVacuumFulfilledHeading Home Kimmel
OtherElectric DrillUnfulfilled
BathroomTowel setFulfilledJulie Schlack
Bathroomtoilet paperFulfilledJulie Schlack
BathroomBath matUnfulfilled

Sign up to Volunteer

Please complete fields below to let us know you plan on volunteering at the move. Day-of logistics will be circulated in advance.

Confirmed Volunteers

    First NameLast Name
    Coleman IIIBenedict

Heading Home staff is here to facilitate every phase of this move. At any point, please feel free to contact our staff with questions or concerns:

Leora Kimmel Greene, Development and Events Officer