Gifts in Kind are those donations other than financial which could benefit a homeless person or a family in bettering their living situation. They include, but are not limited to, the following areas of need:
Food continues to be the most consistent need we have. Regardless of the living status of a homeless individual or family, the need for food is ever-present. Food drives are a great way to maximize your efforts in feeding the hungry.
For perishable food donations, please call 818.392.0020.
We have need for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing in all sizes. Please do not donate something that is so worn out that you would not wear it. Lightly warn clothing, including shoes, jackets, etc. is greatly appreciated.
We are in constant need of hygiene kits to hand out to the men, women and children we serve. Hygiene kits consist of soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste/toothbrush, razor, shaving cream and suntan lotion. Optional items are: Band-Aids, feminine hygiene products, and lip balm. Along with hygiene kits, we also give out free medicine to anyone who needs it! Medications needed on a consistent basis are: Robitussin DM, children’s Tylenol, ibuprofen, lice shampoo, allergy medication, and cough drops.
Donating the following gift cards is an excellent way to provide for the needs of homeless families while allowing some spending flexibility:* Grocery stores * Department stores (Walmart, Target, etc.) * Fast food (McDonald’s, etc.) * Gas stations
To help serve those in need, we rely on volunteers who are willing to put their specialized gifts to work for the homeless. Our many outreaches allow a variety of opportunities for service on a weekly basis.