Donations for Homeless Needed

Donations to the homeless will be used to build

Homeless Winter Survival Kits.

n Staff Report

Gilroy – Donations to the homeless will be used to build “Homeless Winter Survival Kits.” These kits contain supplies to keep the homeless dry during the challenging winter months and can include: Water repellent jackets, backpacks, water repellent sleeping bags, sleeping bag mats, knit caps, gloves, flashlights, socks, toothbrushes and paste, soap and other sundries.

There is no more challenging time for the homeless community than the chilly, wet winter months. While providing these individuals with the essentials they need to survive the winter is not a lasting cure for homelessness, the gesture affords the homeless a small bit of comfort and helps them maintain dignity as they interact in the community.

They are looking to raise $10,000 to build as many as 300 kits. They have received $,3500. Any amount is very much appreciated. Checks should be made to “St. Joseph’s Family Center – Survival Kits.” All donations are tax deductible. Pick up of donations is available or mail directly to St. Joseph’s directly.

For more information call, 842-2275 or e-mail [email protected]

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