- Towels: At the A HOPE Day Center, we see around 200 people each day of the year, many of whom come in for a warm shower & need a dry towel afterwards.
- Travel-Sized Toiletries: Because people experiencing homelessness often have to carry with them everything they own, we provide travel-sized toiletries for one-time use at A HOPE or to fit easily into a backpack. So the next time you travel, grab the hotel toiletries you don’t need & start a collection for A HOPE.
- Food: We don’t serve meals at the A HOPE Day Center, but we do keep peanut butter, jelly, & bread around for folks who haven’t been able to access a mealsite & need a snack, and we go through huge quantities of coffee. So next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up some pb & j, a loaf of bread, or some ground coffee and drop it off to us at A HOPE!
- Socks & Underwear: We don’t keep a big supply of clothing at A HOPE because other places in town already meet that need, but our clients always need a new pair of socks or a new pair of underwear. When you’re living outside & walking around all day, it makes a big difference!
- Outreach Supplies: Many of our clients choose to camp, rather than come in for emergency shelter, for a variety of reasons. If we can offer them the supplies they need, we not only keep them safe outdoors, but we also start to gain their trust & build the relationships that can lead to a move into housing. Our PATH outreach team needs your help with the following items:
- P38 Can Openers
- Patch Kits for Tents
- Waterproofing Spray
- Rain Jackets
Most people we’re moving off the streets & into their own homes only have their own clothing & toiletries, so through the Welcome Home Project, we work to gather donations of furniture & housewares to support them as they transition into permanent housing. Learn more!