CHESANING – Lori Martin, a member of the local community involvement committee at Lippert Components in Chesaning, recently had the idea to create a sharing cabinet. The purpose of the cabinet is to share extra things Lippert employees or the community doesn’t use, or to receive something that the community or employees may need but cannot purchase.
Martin got the idea from a small cabinet in the parking lot at Montrose Orchards.
Al Toma, Chris Reid, Lawrence Prill, Logan Bovee, and Chuck Devota took on the creation of the cabinet. Toma, Prill and Bovee created the plans for the cabinet, while Reid and Devota built it, with help from a few others. Lippert donated the materials to build it.
Martin, Stacy Buerger and Karen Sargent gathered donations and stocked the cabinet to get it started. The cabinet, located on South Front Street across from Self-Serve Lumber, is there for anyone needing food items, personal items or other items of daily use. People can also leave items there to donate. Instructions on how to donate and what can be donated are on the cabinet, and it is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
“It makes me very proud to be part of the Lippert family,” Martin said. “I love the thought of community taking care of each other and helping people in the area that are in need.”
Martin brought the idea to the community involvement committee to see if it was something they could do as part of the Lippert family. She wanted not only Lippert team members to benefit from it, but also people in the Chesaning community as well.