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Comfort Kits

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ORGANIZATION: Agate Housing and Services

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When we transition someone into their own home, they often don’t have everything they need and must wait weeks to get those supplies. It can be challenging for them if they don’t have a TV to watch, a book to read, or crafts/games to keep themselves busy during that period.

Additionally, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, our on-site supportive housing residents (and shelter residents) have been left with fewer options to keep themselves busy and enjoy their free time. It has been a tremendous challenge for our residents who are used to spending their time visiting friends and family as well as visiting congregate community spaces that are no longer available.

As human beings, we all deserve to relax and entertain ourselves as we navigate different parts of life. Help out our residents by providing with them Comfort Kits!

Please assemble the following items in bags, backpacks, tupperware containers, or gallon Ziploc bags.

Adult-focused Comfort Kits:
  • Adult coloring books
  • Journal or notebook
  • Gift cards (e.g., coffee shop, grocery store, etc.)
  • Art Supplies such as...
    Sketchbooks, watercolor or other painting supplies, colored pencils, markers, etc.
  • LED battery-operated candles ( example)
  • Crosswords, sudoku, or word puzzles
  • Bath bomb or bath salts (must be new and unopened)
  • Chocolates or candy (must be new and unopened)
  • Origami kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Card game
  • Board game
  • Puzzles (500 piece or less preferred)
  • Sculptors clay set
  • Books (e.g., related to self care or self growth)
Pre-teen and older youth-focused Comfort Kits:
  • Gift cards (e.g., Target, clothing stores, game stores, etc.)
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • Art Supplies such as...
    Sketchbooks, watercolor or other painting supplies, colored pencils, markers, etc.
  • "Adult" coloring books (ones containing greater detail work)
  • Chocolates or candy (must be new and unopened - allergen friendly is a plus)
  • Journal or notebook
  • Card game
  • Board game
  • Puzzles (500 piece or less preferred)
  • Sculptors clay set
  • Books

Child-focused Comfort Kits:

  • Journals/notebooks
  • Adult coloring books
  • Markers/colored pencils/crayons
  • Gift cards (e.g., toy stores, game stores, etc.)
  • Arts and craft supplies
  • Clay sculpting kits
  • Playdoh
  • Bubbles
  • Watercolor painting supplies
  • Finger painting supplies
  • Paint by number
  • Origami kit
  • Fidget Spinners
  • Sensory Toys
  • Cards or card games
  • Small board games
  • Puzzles
  • Mind games/riddle book
  • Crossword puzzles/sudoku/other related games
  • Small, electronic games

You are welcome to include any combination of the above list, or to include other items you think would be beneficial. We just ask you avoid real candles (these are not allowed in our buildings for safety purposes) and ensure items are new or in like-new condition (i.e., journals have not been written in, puzzles have all their pieces, no items have rips, stains, or tears, etc.).

Homelessness takes a toll on your health

We frequently serve immune-compromised clients and guests. Assist those experiencing homelessness and living in our housing programs with a boost of immune function via Immune Boosting Kits.

Kits can include:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissue packs
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Vitamin-C packs
  • Electrolyte tablets
  • Water bottle

Have questions or need to schedule a drop off?

Reach out to Abby Abele (abigail.abele@agatemn.org, 612-715-0449) or access the In-Kind Donation Appointment Scheduler (https://forms.office.com/r/xiCM6UxAtc).

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About Agate Housing and Services

Location:

2309 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

To end homelessness and relieve hunger through action and advocacy

Description

Agate is a social advocacy organization committed to ending homelessness, making sure every person and family has a stable place to live, with their basic human needs met and a hopeful path ahead

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Homeless & Housing
Arts & Culture, Community, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 1
  • Depends on how many kits are being assembled

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