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Saturday, November 18th

~Be an Angel of Hope~

Community Donation Day Benefiting Local Charities Supporting the Homeless Community

On November 18th, clean out your closets, recycle, donate and help others through Together We Give’s Community Donation Day.

Please note, since this is an item-specific drive, only items (not impacted by smoking) below will be accepted.

Central Contra Costa County Site
November 18th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm First Presbyterian Church 1965 Colfax Street Concord
Participating Charites:
Trinity Center, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Anka Behavioral Health Contra Costa Crisis Center Mt. Diablo Homeless Outreach Program for Education Shelter Inc. of Contra Costa County
Items to be collected:
Non-perishable food (canned soups, stew, peanut butter and jelly, pasta, cup of noodles, crackers, can openers, granola, dried fruit, nuts), travel size toiletries, blankets, feminine products, cleaning supplies, bed bug encasement (all sizes), microwaves

East Contra Costa County Site
November 18th
9:00 pm – 12:00 pm Antioch Police Department 300 L Street
Antioch
Participating Charities:
Anka Behavioral Health Costa Crisis Center

West Contra Costa County Site
November 18th 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm GRIP Souper Center 165 22nd Street Richmond
Participating Charities:
Contra GRIP, Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Crisis Center Contra Costa
Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa Contra Costa County Continuum of Care

Items to be collected:
Sleeping bags, towels, socks, canned goods (pop tops), sweats (tops/pants- all sizes, mainly large), hygiene needs (travel sizes), non-perishable foods (canned foods: soups, meat, chicken, fish, rice, and beans – no glass containers), wipes, undergarments for women-all sizes, hand sanitizer, socks, blankets, unopened protein bars, unopened lip balm
Homeless Services Contra Costa Adult and Youth Continuum of Care Services
Shelter Inc. of Contra Costa County
Items to be collected:
Hygiene kits (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, comb, deodorant, brush, razor blades, toilet paper, etc.), female hygiene products, undergarments (undershirts, underwear, socks for men, women & children), Holiday food items (meats, poultry, and all the fixings), Holiday gifts for men, women & children), sweatshirts (including hooded), jackets, umbrellas, plastic rain coats/ponchos, socks, gloves, hats, undergarments for men and adult and baby diapers, women, hot plates, BART tickets, shoes, backpacks/bags,
blankets

Contra Costa County Key Homelessness Statistics
➢ Over the last 5 years, the Homelessness Continuum of Care has had a 90% increase in the number of seniors served. ➢ Approximately 800 households with minors were served in 2015-2016
➢ Approximately 500 homeless veterans were served in 2015-2016
➢ On any given night, approximately 1700 are homeless within our county.
Your support can make a difference. Your support can turn despair to hope and a path to a new beginning.
If you would like to donate to the Contra Costa Housing Security Fund, go to http://bit.ly/1ScFnLN
The fund covers costs that can prevent many people, including seniors, veterans, and families, from getting back into housing and protects property owners who offer these screened renters an opportunity.
For additional information, go to www.togetherwegive.org or email .
Donation receipts will be provided – all donations are tax deductible per government guidelines.