Truckloads of Hope: How a Simple Shower Can Impact a Life

By: Michael Fossbakk | March 2, 2020

How do you start your day? Is it with a warm shower, complete with soap and shampoo? Do you have access to fresh towels every morning? What do you do after the shower? Do you dry your hair with a blow dryer? Do you use a razor to trim up your beard?

All of these things can easily be taken for granted if you’ve always had access to them, but, for some people, a fresh shower seems out of reach.

That’s where places like the Capuchin Services Center and Shower Program come in. They provide food, clothes, shelter and access to warm showers to Metro Detroiters. Your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are continuing their partnership with Capuchin through the “Truckloads of Hope” giving event!

From March 1-31, you can stop into a participating Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer and drop-off household items, clothes and toiletries. Just look for the Silverado with the Truckloads of Hope banner and drop off your items in the truckbed. It’s that simple!

In April, all of the items collected from the participating dealerships will be taken to Capuchin and handed off to the good folks who work and volunteer there.

“Truckloads of Hope provides an easy, but oh so important, way to assist others,” said Br. Jerry Johnson. “Household staples and shower items are often times financially out-of-reach for many of our guests. Truckloads of Hope will be a tremendous boost for our guests.”

Items needed by Capuchin’s Shower Program:

  • New, unused socks
  • New, unused underwear
  • Sheets (full & twin)
  • Blankets (full & twin)
  • Laundry Detergent (42 or 64 oz)
  • White hand and bath towels
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Baby Wipes
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Disposable Razors
  • Travel Deodorant
  • Travel Shaving Cream
  • Travel hand sanitizer

Stop into a participating Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer during Truckloads of Hope (March 1-31) to drop off any of the above items. Help us make a difference in the lives of others!