It is not just the winter that homeless people need help with donated items. We have a new outreach consultant, Tyrone, who is out on the street everyday building trusting relationships, but we do not have hygiene kits, blankets or other items to distribute. We see a big decline in donations during the summer. There are not the religious groups, schools in sessions, or general public members who think about homelessness in the summer. In actuality there are more people outside in need of help in July then there are in January when we are flooded with donations. What do we need in the summer?
- Bottled water (gallons are good as well)
- Bus Tickets
- Hygiene kits (trial size soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, brush, comb, deodorant, plus other personal care items in a bag)
- Bug spray and sunscreen
- Back packs or gym bags
- Rain ponchos
We are open from 9 to 4:30 every day to drop stuff off over near Cleveland State University. Many Saturdays we are open (call ahead 432-0540). We can distribute the items to people living outside or in places that are not appropriate for humans, but we need your help collecting the items. We hope that you can help.
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