Since the initial concept of the Homeless Care Package Project was forming mid-2015, the goal of the project has been to meet the basic human needs of the unsheltered homeless people in our community. Basic human needs include Food, Water, Warmth, Rest, Security and Safety. With your support for the winter project, the unsheltered homeless are given a tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag or blankets, coats, thick socks, beanies, scarves, hand warmers, and gloves (Rest and Warmth). They also receive a small supply of nonperishable Food (protein shakes, peanut butter and crackers, applesauce pouches) and Water. We also provide locks, personal alarms, reflective lights for bicycles, and headlamps (Safety and Security). We even include other items that we can all agree are nice to have such as bandages, first-aid ointment, lip balm, personal wipes, and aspirin.
Winter care packages were assembled and distributed on Saturday, December 7, 2019, but we will continue to distribute winter supplies through January, while supplies last.
There are many ways you can help us keep this going through the winter:
Click here to view photos from our December 7th assembly event at Kupros in Sacramento.
Both of our supply drives and fundraising events have now passed, but Two Rivers Cider Company, located at 4311 Attawa Ave, in Sacramento, has agreed to continue to serve as a drop-off location for anyone who would like to continue to donate items over the next several weeks. Visit their website to view their fall business hours, then drop off items at your convenience.
Items to drop-off:
To request a receipt for items dropped at Two Rivers, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See pictures below from previous winter Care Package Projects and see how we've grown through the years!