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Jacobetti Administrator Brad Slagle.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Brad Slagle, administrator at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, joined Mark & Walt in the Morningtoday to chat about the items the home needs for the veterans who reside there.

The entire list of the items that are requested and more are listed below.  Please take a moment and print off this list to take it with you as you do your last minute holiday shopping and pick up some of the items.

You can drop them off at our offices at the Superior Lanes building in Marquette Township or at the Biolife Facility on Hawley Street in Marquette.

To listen to the interview with Brad Slagle, please click on the link below:

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DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans Holiday Wish List

Priority Items

Sponsorship of Special Bingo events. These are very popular with our Members!

Donations to purchase magazine subscriptions (hunting, fishing, “large print” publications, Time, Newsweek, Reminisce, Ladies Home Journal, Military Stories, farming, gardening, computer world, hobbies, etc.)

Donations for the Members Activities Program. This covers a wide and diversified range of in-Home and community sponsored activities and recreation. Examples: movies, concerts, plays, bowling, variety of sports, YMCA swimming, musicians, comedians, parties, singers, travelogues, karaoke, scenic and historic site tours, CD’s, wood shop, ceramics, shop, greenhouse, and cooking class.

Monetary donations towards JEEP (Jake’s Environmental Enhancement Program) to assist with purchasing food, maintenance of fish tanks, aviaries, veterinarian costs, purchase of plants for member rooms, and painted murals.

Donations to support the “Member Assistance Fund” which assist veterans to cover expenses in such critical areas as vision, dental and hearing care.

Monetary donations towards telephones for Member rooms.

Monetary donations for After Hours Dining Experience ($13.00 each member).

Monetary donations for oxygen tank holders for backs of wheelchairs. $26ea

Monetary donations for Roho low profile wheelchair cushions. $200 and up

Monetary donations for arm/leg/heal protectors.

Monetary donation for shadow boxes – $240.00 each

Monetary donation towards replacement straps for Broda Chairs – approx. $8 each

Universal Remotes for TVs

Neck pillows

AA and AAA Rechargeable Batteries

47” Flat Panel TV (for 2nd Floor Dayroom. (Wii Game/Alternate viewing) $1488 appx.

Writing Materials

New postage stamps for our Members correspondence to family and friends (given to “non-incomer’s”)

Clothing Items – Sizes L, XL, XXL especially: Clothing should be NEW.

Shoes: Sizes 10, 10-1/2, 11, 11-1/2, Wide (D or DD) with Velcro Straps

Flannel pajamas

Sweat suits (tops & bottom’s) a much requested item. XXXL Shirts, Large sweatpants 48-50 in. waist

Wide Suspenders

Gloves (for wheelchair members)

(1) XXXXL winter coat

(1) XXXXL spring/fall coat

New tennis shoes/jogger type shoes (Velcro bindings/lacing when possible)

Ankle socks and over the calf socks

Regular hankies

Please Note: We do not accept items in need of cleaning, repairs or dry cleanable items.

All donated items are distributed as needed to all Members.

Comfort Items

Monetary donations for comfort items are appreciated.

Denture adhesive & cleaner


Shaving supplies

Soft bristle tooth brushes


Beauty Shop/Barber Shop

Monetary donations for Members’ hair care (in-house beauty salon/haircuts)

Greenhouse Items


Live plants

Hanging pots

Starter trays with no holes

Wood Shop Program

Our wood shop is accessible and “user friendly” for all of our Members. Monetary donations for needed supplies are always greatly appreciated.


Christian books

Monetary donations for crafts & ceramics

Large wheelchair bags

Variety of shoelaces

Word Search puzzle books

Radios for member rooms

Walkman style radios/cassette players for wheelchair members