Humanitarian Action Network, Inc.

Winter Homeless Care Package Project

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Meeting Basic Human Needs Through the Homeless Care Package Project

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. 

Care Package Assembly & Distribution

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:

  • Visit our Amazon Wish List or our Walmart Registry for Good to purchase new items for the care packages that will be shipped directly to us (deadline to order online is November 28th to ensure we receive your items in time for the assembly)
  • Make a tax-deductible cash donation by mailing a check payable to Humanitarian Action Network, to P.O. Box 246835, Sacramento, CA 95824, or donate online using the "donate" button on our home page (PayPal) or via our Facebook page
  • Hold a supply drive of your own with your coworkers, activity groups, church, etc. and bring the supplies with you to any of our events or contact us for pickup
  • Hold a fundraiser on Facebook to benefit Humanitarian Action Network
  • Drop off donated items at Two Rivers Cider (see below for more information)


Click here to view photos from our December 7th assembly event at Kupros in Sacramento.

Supply Drives & Fundraising Events

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:

  • Knit or fleece beanies and scarves (handmade welcome!)
  • Winter socks (thick, wool or wool-blend)
  • Gently used coats and shoes/boots that are good for walking
  • Gently used pants, sweaters or sweatshirts
  • Used yoga mats
  • New or gently used tents (no holes, no missing/broken parts)
  • New or gently used backpacks
  • New or gently used sleeping bags
  • New men's or women's underwear or sports bras (all sizes)
  • Tarps (any size), bungee cords, carabiners
  • Dog food (dry or with pull-off lid)
  • New or used wagons, carts, luggage (things with wheels that can hold a lot of stuff)
  • Bikes and bike accessories (locks, lights, trailers, baskets, spare tires, tire patches, tools, etc.)


To request a receipt for items dropped at Two Rivers, please write to admin@dobetterhan.org


See pictures below from previous winter Care Package Projects and see how we've grown through the years!