St. Vincent’s Seeking Donations of Warm Clothing for Project Homeless Connect
In preparation for our collaborative “Project Homeless Connect” event coming up in late January, we are asking the community for donations of warm gloves, beanies, scarves, coats, new socks and underwear, sunscreen, first aid items, sleeping bags, travel-sized toiletry items (razors, shampoo, soap, combs, oral hygiene items, etc.), and non-perishable food and snacks.
Our agency, in partnership with about 60 other local nonprofit organizations that work with the homeless population, will distribute the donated items at the annual “Project Homeless Connect” event coming up on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to noon at the Reno Events Center on 4th and Center Streets in Downtown Reno. The event is part of a community-wide plan to help connect homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless with a one-stop shop for services, such as: medical, dental and vision care, disability services, haircuts, job resources, pet care, housing assistance, and much more. An estimated 1,000 homeless men, women and children will be welcomed and connected to service providers at the event. This is the seventh annual year of the “Project Homeless Connect” event in Reno, and it has become an effective, organized effort to coordinate services and connect with people living in poverty.
Donations can be dropped off between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day at our St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop at 500 East 4th Street in downtown Reno. Upon drop off, please specify that the donated items are for “Project Homeless Connect.” For more information, contact Anne Schiller at (775)691-7768 or email@example.com.