Would you like to be part of a "Move In Day" when someone goes from homelessness to housed? We need your help!
"Move In Day" is one of the most exciting, nerve-racking, and hoped-for days to many Housing First Initiative (HFI) participants (a program of Homeless Gear). HFI participants have experienced homelessness for at least 6 months in Fort Collins, many of who have experienced homelessness for multiple years.
As a community, we want to make sure everyone is set up for the most successful housing opportunity. In order to do that, we need your help moving people into their new homes. Many participants do not have any furniture, household items, or food to stock their pantries. Our participants are starting over with almost nothing.
If you are interested in helping someone make their move in day special, we’d love your help!
We are in need of the following:
- Caring people with SUV’s/trucks/trailers/etc. to help pick up and deliver items. These items might be spread around town since the majority of things will be donations from other community members and/or businesses.
- Help with loading/unloading items.
- People willing to collect and donate cleaning and paper products (spray cleaner, paper towels, laundry soap, etc.), household items (sheets, towels, etc) and pantry items (canned food, staples like sugar and flour, soup, etc.). Please note, we have very little storage space so it would be greatly appreciated if you could hang on to the items until move-in day.
This volunteer opportunity tends to be "as needed" rather than a regularly scheduled event. We are looking for teams of people (for instance a family, church group or workplace) and individuals. When an opportunity arises, we will reach out to you and see if you are available to help. There is never any requirement or expectation that you will be able to help for any given move-in. If you are free and can raise your hand to help, great. If you aren't available, no worries.
To sign up, click here (or cut and paste it into your browser): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4ba8a82fa0f49-movein
You can also search Homeless Gear on www.signupgenius.com
Questions? Please email Pam Brewer at Pam@HomelessGear.org or call 970-829-1162
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- as frequent as you wish