Making Connections, Improving Lives.
Toilet paper is something that can easily be taken for granted. When a new resident moves into one of our apartment buildings they receive a welcome basket full of basic hygiene and cleaning supply items. We supply these items, which are donated to our residents, because many of them are coming from homelessness and have few possessions. Even if they have some income, benefits like food stamps do not pay for hygiene items. One of the items included in the basket is toilet paper, but we only provide four rolls.
When I met with Lisa and Kelson from Carter's My Plumber, it’s easy to see how the subject of toilet paper might come up in conversation. Carter Plumbing is a local, family-owned plumbing contractor located in Greenwood providing plumbing service to Indianapolis and surrounding areas. The Carter Family was interested in making a difference for our residents. When the subject of toilet paper came up in conversation, we realized that they could make a difference for our residents and the Partners In Housing (PIH) organization as a whole.
PIH owns, manages, and operates twelve (12) apartment communities in Indianapolis. As the owners of several apartment buildings, we are no stranger to plumbing issues. Plumbing issues can be exacerbated when items, other than toilet paper, clog the plumbing system. If you can’t afford toilet paper, what do you do? We want our residents to have access to basic items, like toilet paper, because it helps them maintain their dignity and it helps our plumbing. When our buildings are well maintained, we save money and can put it towards our mission and services to keep people housed. Keeping people housed is our main goal.
Carter's My Plumber is supplying toilet paper for all of our residents this year!
We’re so excited about this unique partnership and the care and generosity we have received from the Carter Family. Toilet paper might seem like something small but, to our residents and to our organization, this is BIG. .