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Helping Our Homeless Neighbors Stay Warm: Winter Donations Needed

We’re collecting winter donations for members of our community who are facing homelessness. It’s a simple way to make a big difference. Here are the essentials they need:

  • Warm Accessories and Blankets Winter can be incredibly harsh for those without a place to call home. While many shelters receive clothing donations, items like gloves, beanies, socks, and blankets are often in short supply. Keep these tips in mind when shopping for donations:
    • Choose durable materials like wool or thermal socks.
    • Thick gloves provide much-needed warmth.
    • Don’t forget about beanies and scarves to keep heads and necks warm.
    • Consider Mylar blankets, designed for heat insulation and used even by astronauts.
    • We also appreciate donations of KN95 face masks, wholesale unisex winter bundles, and disposable rain ponchos.
  • Personal Hygiene and First Aid Items A well-rounded homeless care package should include toiletries and first aid essentials, all available in bulk. Here’s what to include:
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Lip balm
    • Tissues
    • Nail clippers
    • Comb
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Lotion
    • Alcohol-free hand sanitizer
    • Bandages and Band-Aids
    • Antibiotic ointment
    • In the winter, heavy-duty moisturizers are a must to prevent chapped skin.

Remember, beyond providing essential items, taking the time to get to know the people you’re helping and listening to their stories is a meaningful form of care in itself. By contributing to this cause, you’re making a positive impact on your local community and showing compassion to those in need.

Contact Us

For more information please email [email protected]. Your support and contributions are deeply appreciated!

To order items to be delivered, please email [email protected] for shipping information.

  • Teeth-Friendly Snacks For snacks, choose items that are easy on the teeth and store them separately from hygiene products. Consider these snack ideas:
    • Lightweight reusable bottle
    • Crackers and cheese
    • Breakfast/protein bars
    • Dried fruit
    • Beef jerky
    • Applesauce (with a plastic spoon)
  • Extras for Special Situations While standard care packages are universal, having a stash of special items on hand is a good idea. You might encounter someone with unique needs, so consider including:
    • Baby items like diapers, diaper cream, and wipes
    • Keyring flashlights for poorly lit areas
    • Quarters for laundry
    • Spare backpacks or reusable totes
    • Hand warmers
    • Can openers
    • A handwritten note and print-out of local resources for added personal touch

We also welcome donations of hot chocolate, tea, and coffee (pastries too) to offer those we serve. It’s just a little something special to warm their insides too.