If you visit Herman Miller’s Design Yard facility in November or December, you’ll notice the “Stocking Workshop” signs that lead to the warehouse where, for the fourth consecutive year, employees are volunteering their time to make 150 Christmas stockings for the Holland Rescue Mission. Make that 350 stockings—since Love, INC just requested 200 more. Both organizations work toward meeting unmet needs of individuals and families.
These volunteers are spending lunch hours, evenings, and even weekends cutting, sewing, and decorating the stockings, which are made from Herman Miller’s roll-end fabrics or materials used in testing. Some people even sew stockings throughout the year in anticipation of this event.
The Holland Rescue Mission and Love INC give residents stockings for their families, as well as access to donated items to fill them. It’s one way to make the holiday season a little brighter for local families.