What a project – made possible by all of you.
As part of our 7th Annual Help the Homeless project, we were able to deliver sleeping bags, hygiene kits, socks, shoes, jackets along with a warm breakfast to more than 100 people this morning.
Thanks to the amazing support we received this year, we were able to provide all of these items to nearly every person we met (usually we run out of the key items). In addition to funds already raised through grants and private donations, we were able to triple our goal of project donations this year!
Here’s a nice story that our friends at Good Day Sacramento came out to do for the project on Thanksgiving morning.
For the very first time, 100% of our supplies were brand new items this year. In total, we had nearly 500 hygiene kits, and hundreds of new clothing items that helped hundreds of people across Sacramento and Placer County. Here are some of the items your generous giving provided:
- Hygiene Kits: toothbrush/ toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, band-aids, Chapstick, hand sanitizer, deodorant, combs
- New Clothing: Shoes, socks, underwear sweats, thermals, jackets, belts, gloves, hats
- Sleeping Gear: tarps, sleeping bags, blankets, etc.
- Backpacks & misc. supplies
In addition, we were able to make a drop-off to help The Gathering Inn, who serves 150+ people per night at their two locations. We delivered 20 more boxes of supplies that included 40+ pairs of shoes, socks, jackets, thermals and 100+ hygiene kits – all of which were right off their wish list and put to good use right away.
We also were able to drop off sleeping bags, clothing and hygiene kits to Wind Youth Services who support homeless teens.
THANK YOU to all of you that donated your dollars, time and helped spread the word. Special thanks to Rock Creek Elementary School- Rocklin, CA for donating hundreds of hygiene kits that were very well received. A BIG thank you to our board members Ami Fetter and Tanis Liomin who led the project and gathered all the supplies and hygiene kits. And as always, we couldn’t do this without the Tower Team. Thank you to all our volunteers that shopped, shipped, and organized all the supplies and those that joined us this morning for the event.
Today, as you all enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays with your family and friends, we hope you will also take a moment to think of those living on the streets – and know today you made a difference. Thank you for your niceness & Happy Thanksgiving!