Collect & Donate Money, Food, Clothing, Bedding, Toiletries for Homeless People


Cause Areas

When

Tue Sep 06, 2016 05:00 PM - Fri Sep 30, 2016 05:00 PM

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

This is what we include in Go-Bags for homeless people.

About

Help us show kindness, compassion and provide the daily necessities to people who are homeless and displaced with no loved ones to care for them.

We are an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, True Circle Organization. What this means to you is that more of your money goes to feed and clothe the people you want to help and your money isn't used for high salaries and high overhead or administrative costs that other larger nonprofits have.

Your donation will go for buying food, water, clothing and hygiene items that will be assembled in go bags. Did you know that homeless people are often arrested for just being? They have their tents and all their possessions confiscated and thrown away routinely. Thus, the importance of have a bag filled with those items that you may take for granted on a daily basis.

When we personally hand out these go bags, many have hugged us, smiled for the first time in months, thanked god for answering their prayers, cried - many haven't eaten at all that day yet - or in two days!

We provide a nice clean shirt and toiletries to help clean them up for an interview, if they are able to work, and often give them ideas and make introductions to employers.

Treating people like people is so crucial to our lives. We need to be role models for our youth and show them to love and care for fellow humans - whatever their origin, race, color, sexual preference, religion or age they are.

Please help us in giving to those who can't care for themselves. Please share this with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

Besides cash, check or credit card donations, we need the following items:

Backpack, Zippered Tote or Duffle Bags
Plastic Baggie with $5 bill, 4 Quarters and a Motivational Note; you can add your own message with your donation
Food and Water:
Bottle of Water and Refillable Water Bottles
Non-perishable food such as; Fruit Packs, Snack Food; Beef Jerky, Crackers, Nuts, Protein and Granola Bars, Snickers or Other Candy
Cutlery Packs
Clothing:
Shirts
Hats
Socks and Underwear
Sunglasses
Bandanas
Safety & Health:
Rain Ponchos, Umbrellas
Space Blankets for warmth and moisture barrier
Flashlight and Whistle
Sunblock
First Aid Kits, Band-Aids and Medicine Packs (Advil, Aspirin, Neosporin)
Hygiene:
Shampoo and Conditioner - travel size are great!
Soap, Washclothes and Deodorant
Toothbrush Kits, Mouthwash and Mints
Razors, shaving cream
Lip Balm and Lotion
Hand Sanitizers and Tissue Packets
Toilet Paper, Feminine Products
Grooming Tools:
Combs and Brushes
Nail Files/Emory Boards and Nail Clippers
Extras:
Notepads/Journals
Decks of Cards
Blankets
Heavy Duty Lawn Bags - to carry items and moisture barrier
Carabiners and Key Rings/Chains and Locks

We could also use fundraising, marketing collateral, website & mobile design, legal, accounting/tax assistance.

Thank you for your consideration!

Carolyn Armitage

Founder & CEO, True Circle Organization

1809 Palos Verdes Drive West

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

www.truecircle.org

info@truecircle.org



Skills

  • Networking
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • open ended. 1 time or ongoing
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