CHANGES AT BACN
BACN will be closed March 23 – April 1 to address several identified safety and space needs:
- Provide shelter to Neighbors during inclement weather while waiting for services and/or the Benzie Bus
- Improve the daily registration process
- Provide a safer environment for Neighbors, volunteers, staff members and visitors
- Offer a more learning-friendly environment for Neighbors who utilize the Adult Learning program
- Improve the location of the computer lab and offices
Despite the impending “chaos”, we are looking forward to these important improvements.
Thank you to the 200+ individuals who provided input during this process.
We will reopen on April 2 for our community.
Have you 8 minutes? Please watch this video sharing about three people connected to BACN, and its impact on their lives.
This video was created through the generosity of Rotary Charities of Traverse City, by PB & J Marketing who also donated many hours of their expertise to the project.
View the latest Dine Out for BACN dates here:
As the temperature drops, we begin focusing more on keeping Neighbors warm. In January 2018, we’ll begin sharing the Warm for a Night program with area hoteliers, the local news media and our Facebook page. Watch for these updates! For more information, or to participate, contact Kelly at BACN—231-882-9544, ext. 227, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love donations! Here is what we can accept:
Due to current space constraints, we are now only able to accept donations of quality clothing, linens (sheets, towels, blankets) and basic kitchen items such as dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.
When donations are brought to us we will need to check that they meet the following criteria:
- Is the clothing appropriate for the current season?
- Is the fabric in good conditions? (looking for fabric not stained, faded, pilled or ripped)
- Is the garment in good repair? (not torn, missing buttons, etc.)
- Have the garments been washed and are ready to hang on racks? (We do not have the capability for washing or ironing)
Please be patient with us as we narrow our focus. BACN’s hallmark of service is dignity and respect, and for now, we only have the ability to accept clothing that our Neighbors will be able to wear with the same sense of pride as we do our own clothing, and basic kitchen needs.
Thank you for your understanding!