White Pony Express has a new program called the Cold Weather Clothing Project.

Tis the season for “All of us taking care of all of us!” Winter is here and it’s the time of year when many of our unhoused and unsheltered Contra Costa neighbors need a warm-up. Problems of homelessness in our local communities are complicated, without one reason or one source, but there are simple ways to help this season through White Pony Express (WPE)’s Cold Weather Project.

Founded as WPE’s Cold Weather Clothing Program in 2016, this Project now addresses winter needs beyond clothing and boots and includes winter necessities from tarps to sleeping bags with pads and even emergency backpacks. For many people in our County, just staying warm is their wish for the holidays. WPE’s goal is to bring more than 12,000 cold weather supplies and 500 emergency backpacks to comfort more than 3,000 people without homes this winter season.

For more information, visit: https://www.whiteponyexpress.org/post/white-pony-express-cold-weather-program-delivers-warmth

Congregations or ministry teams from various congregations can organize their congregations for backpacks! We are asking for new backpacks for our  Cold Weather Clothing Program.  We would greatly appreciate backpacks that are:

  • New
  • Adult size (19 inch or larger)
  • We will accept as many as you can gather!

Please let me know if you would like to drive for items other than the backpacks.  I look forward to hearing from you and would love to see the marketing material you’ll be using to advertise your drive.  Please let me know if you need any further assistance with this drive and myself or Candice can assist you.

To learn more how to donate or to get some questions answered, please contact:

Steve Harrell at 925-322-0604 x113


WPE also have a new direct service pilot program, the White Pony Inn, has a large family that is struggling to make ends meet and the five of them sleep on the floor – We’d like to change that.

Very warmly,

Eve Birge, Executive Director
White Pony Express
Office: 925-393-1356
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