Five years ago this is where the Tower started, our first Help the Homeless project. Unfortunately the homeless problem has only become a bigger challenge increasing another 19% this year – impacting over 6,000 men, women and children in the Greater Sacramento Region each day. So, this Thanksgiving we’re planning our biggest outreach ever with the help of our new project partner – Rock Creek Elementary School’s WE Club.
The Help the Homeless Project collects donations, clothes and supplies to deliver on Thanksgiving Day in Downtown Sacramento. We will serve approximately 200+ homeless men and women plus dozens of local youth living in or utilizing homeless shelters in the area.
Donations are used to purchase hygiene kits, shoes, socks, backpacks and warm clothing. On the day of the project, volunteers also bring new and gently used items as well. This year Rock Creek Elementary School will serve as the primary donation location where everything will be sorted, stored and prepared for delivery on Thanksgiving.
And as always, the ‘River Rule‘ applies to all our projects which means 100% of your donations are delivered to the people in need. In addition, your donations are tax deductible (receipt provided) as we are a registered 501 (c)3 non-profit.
How Can You Help?
While volunteers on Thanksgiving will be needed (see below), what we need most are key items to hand out that day. It costs approximately $10 per person for each hygiene kit we build, $15 for shoes/socks, backpacks and other warm clothing items. Every donation helps us help another person in need. You can make a donation or we’ve also setup an Amazon shopping list so you can purchase and ship the items in need!
DONATION PAGE: Click here to make a cash donation
AMAZON SHOPPING LIST: Purchase & ship direct to us
How Can You Volunteer?
Each year we are overwhelmed with the number of amazing people that want to help us. Unfortunately we can only allow a limited number of people on the project day. If you are interested, you can register here as a volunteer.
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION PAGE
If you are interested in supporting, sponsoring or have a question we have not covered – please contact us directly.
THANK YOU for your niceness and helping the homeless again this year.
Help the Homeless 2019
Your generous donation is applied to these critical items. Here is where your money goes:
Hygiene Kit: toothbrush/ toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, band-aids, chapstick, hand sanitizer, deodorant, combs
Care Package: 1 Hygiene Kit + 1 Pair Shoes + 1 Pair Socks
Other Items: Backpacks, gloves, blankets