In Honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week ~ Together We Give Event
Saturday, November 19th

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~Be an Angel of Hope~


Community Donation Day Benefiting Local Homeless Service Providers

 

On November 19th, clean out your closets, recycle, donate and help others through Together We Give's Community Donation Day.

Please note, since this is an item-specific drive, only gently used/new items (not impacted by smoking) below will be accepted.


Central Contra Costa County Site

November 19th

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trinity Center,St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall

1924 Trinity Avenue

 Walnut Creek

 

East Contra Costa County Site

November 19th

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Opportunity Junction

3102 Delta Fair Blvd.

Antioch

 

West Contra Costa County Site

November 19th

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

GRIP Souper Center

165 22nd Street

Richmond

 

Participating Non-Profits:

Trinity Center, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Anka Behavioral Health, Contra Costa Crisis Center, Mt.Diablo Homeless Outreach Program for Education, Shelter Inc. of Contra Costa County

 

Participating Non-Profits:

Anka Behavioral Health, 
Contra Costa Crisis Center

Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa,
Contra Costa Homeless Services

 

Participating Non-Profits:

GRIP,

Bay Area Rescue Mission,

Contra Costa Crisis Center,

Contra Costa Homeless Services,

Shelter Inc. of Contra Costa County

Items to be collected:

Sleeping bags, towels, socks, Non-perishable food (canned soups, stew, canned pop tops, peanut butter and jelly, pasta, cup of noodles, crackers, can openers, granola, dried fruit, nuts), sweats (tops/pants-all sizes, mainly large), travel size toiletries, blankets, feminine products, cleaning supplies, bed bug encasement (all sizes), microwaves, flashlights/batteries

 

 

Items to be collected:

Sleeping bags, towels, socks, canned goods (pop tops), sweats (tops/pants- all sizes, mainly large), hygiene needs (travel sizes), non-perishable foods (canned foods: soups, meat, chicken, fish, rice, and beans - no glass containers), wipes, undergarments for women-all sizes, hand sanitizer, socks, blankets, unopened protein bars, unopened lip balm, flashlights/batteries

 

Items to be collected:

Hygiene kits (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, comb, deodorant, brush, razor blades, toilet paper, etc.), female hygiene products, undergarments (undershirts, underwear, socks for men, women & children), Holiday food items (meats, poultry, and all the fixings), Holiday gifts for men, women & children), sweatshirts (including hooded), jackets, umbrellas, plastic rain coats/ponchos, socks, gloves, hats, undergarments for men/women, adult and baby diapers, hot plates, BART tickets, shoes, backpacks/bags, blankets, flashlight/batteries

 

Contra Costa County Key Homelessness Statistics

* Over the last 5 years, the Homelessness Continuum of Care
has had a 90% increase in the number of seniors served.

* Approximately 800 households with minors were served in 2015-2016

* Approximately 500 homeless veterans were served in 2015-2016

* On any given night, approximately 1700 are homeless within our county.

 

Your support can make a difference. Your support can turn despair to hope and a path to a new beginning.

 

If you would like to donate to the Contra Costa Housing Security Fund,
go to https://fundraise.richmondcf.org/campaign/help-end-homelessness-in-contra-costa/c99297

The fund covers costs that can prevent many people, including seniors, veterans, and families from getting back into housing and protects property owners who offer these screened renters an opportunity.

 

For additional information, go to www.togetherwegive.org or email Togetherwegive@yahoo.com .

 

Donation receipts will be provided - all donations are tax deductible per government guidelines.