Two Great Organizations Working Together

Care Kit Pack-a-Thon for Homeless

Thursday April 12, 2018

Bascom LIbrary Community Room, 2nd floor via elevator or stairs

1000 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose CA 95128

  • 6:00PM    NWPC Quarterly Meeting. The National Political Women’s Caucus of Silicon Valley is a local organization that strives to train, endorse and elect progressive women candidates regardless of political affiliation. NWPC is an intergenerational multicultural group that advocates for gender quality and social justice. All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting.
  • 6:45PM   Set up and Sorting. Bring your supplies for the pack-a-thon at this time. We will begin the process of lining things up to pack. All ages welcome, this is a family friendly event.
  • 7:00PM  Welcome and Action. Brief welcome by the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Association (SONA) an outline of how the evening will progress and happy packing to follow. We usually are wrapped up and done within 90 minutes.

Supplies Needed (150 of each):  Bar soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion (travel size), deodorant, shampoo (travel size), lip balm or chapstick, hairbrushes, combs, ear plugs, travel packs of baby wipes or body wipes, socks, razors. All items fragrance free if possible. 

Bonus Items: Adult pull up diapers for men or women, sweat pants, sweat shirts, thermals, backpacks, children’s hygiene supplies, energy bars (with no chocolate that can melt), gum or breath mints.

The recipient of these supplies will be the Sunnyvale Homeless Shelter. The shelter has now been authorized to operate year round. In addition to shelter residents, this facility provides, medical, social services, showers and more to unhoused residents, allowing them to transition into permanent housing. The shelter is operated by HomeFirst and tax receipts can be made available for your donations. 

We need to track the supplies being brought or donated. If you would like to donate supplies, please contact Randi Kinman at (408) 835-2881 or randikinman@gmail.com. Supplies can also be drop shipped or dropped off at 801 Richmond Ave, San Jose, CA through Thursday 4/12. If you are bringing supplies, please let her know so we can make sure we don’t have 500 toothbrushes but no toothpaste. Thanks in advance. 

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