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VIRTUAL NEED - Making First Aid Kits (DOS & FTS)

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Pathways of Hope

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Orange County Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) has been activated to support immediate volunteer needs, including hands-on and virtual opportunities during this disaster.


During the coronavirus pandemic volunteers are needed to assemble first aid kits from the safety of your own home as Virtual Volunteers. The first aid kits you make will be distributed to anyone visiting our walk in resource center in Fullerton. We currently see anywhere between 30 and 80 households a day visiting the HUB. Thank you for supporting our community's most vulnerable residents during these difficult times!


Collect Items

You can be a bit creative with the items that you use. Items that are perfect for these care bags are listed below, but you can be creative and choose what you want to include:

Gauze Pads

Bandages (all sizes)

Gauze Roller Bandage

Triple Antibiotic Ointment


Adhesive Tape

Latex Gloves

Saline Wash

Alcohol Pad

Eye Wash

Eye Pads


Solar Banket

Ear Plugs


Create Kits

Now you are ready to assemble! Host a 'virtual assembling event' with friends and/or coworkers on video conferencing or do it at home with your family and friends using safe protocols. Assemble the items in a large Ziploc plastic bag, small cinch sack, backpack, or plastic container with a lid.

This information is also posted on our Pathways website at https://www.pohoc.org/remote-volunteering/.


Once your first aid kit(s) has been completed you are ready to drop them off.

Drop off location: 611 S. Ford Ave, Fullerton CA 92832. Please wear a mask and knock on the far right door of the building.

Days and Times: Monday through Fridays between 9:30-11:30am! If this time does not fit your schedule, please let us know.

These are the drop off times that have been created for the safety of our staff and volunteers in order to maintain social distancing. Please park and knock on the far-right blue door and a staff member will collect the masks. You will not enter the building.


Pathways of Hope is a nonprofit organization that serves families and individuals throughout North Orange County. For over 45 years Pathways of Hope has been providing food, shelter, and support and prevention services to the hungry, homeless, and marginalized through the assistance of local congregations, volunteers, businesses, and grants from foundations and government agencies.

The Pathways of Hope HUB of Hope offers emergency food, hygiene, and sanitation items to homeless and low-income families and individuals as well as a walk-up center for individuals and families seeking housing assistance.

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About Pathways of Hope


PO Box 6326, FULLERTON, CA 92834, US

Mission Statement

to provide access to food, shelter, and housing to those experiencing hunger and homelessness in North Orange County.


Pathways of Hope is committed to rebuilding lives of the hungry and homeless in Orange County through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Engagement. Once a family or individual has become homeless, the path back to stability can be very challenging. Pathways of Hope offers several housing options to fit different situations, all with the goal of helping families and individuals re-gain permanent housing as quickly as possible. Through the assistance of case managers, career counselors, and housing specialists, we work with each client to eliminate the barriers that are keeping them from returning to a home of their own. Via Esperanza, located in Anaheim, is an immediate response shelter for homeless families. New Vista, located in Fullerton, is an immediate response shelter for homeless families. Hope’s Corner offers longer-term transitional housing for graduates of our New Vista housing program. Rapid Re-Housing is a housing model which ends homelessness for families and individuals by assisting them with move-in costs and supportive services. Pathways of Hope also operates a resource center, the HUB of Hope, which offers emergency food and hygiene items to homeless and low-income families and individuals in Orange County. In 2015, Pathways of Hope adopted a Client Choice Model of food distribution, wherein clients are able to select the food items that best fit their households’ needs, instead of receiving a standardized bag of food. Pathways of Hope’s volunteers assist with food rescue from several local grocery stores, allowing us to provide fresh produce and dairy products along with non-perishable goods. We recently expanded the supportive services available at HUB of Hope and now offer career counseling, nutrition and life skills classes, ID referral services, and a variety of other resources. This program also serves homebound adults in our community by supplying specially designed frozen meals as a nutritious supplement. Pathways of Hope offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities to engage members of the community in our quest to rebuild lives of the hungry and homeless. Volunteers are able to serve on special event task forces, assist in operating the food distribution program, help with administrative tasks, and offer support with maintenance, just to name a few opportunities. To register to volunteer please fill out a volunteer application available on our website at www.pohoc.org/volunteer or for more information about volunteer opportunities contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Stoddard, at (714) 680-3691 ext. 230 or email astoddard@pohoc.org

Homeless & Housing


Fri Jan 01, 2021 - Wed Mar 31, 2021
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM  


Fullerton, CA 92832







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