How can you help?
Reach out to your community and start collecting items to donate to men, women and children living at the downtown emergency shelter who need your help.
These collection drives do not take place at the shelter. Please contact 512-476-1111 to schedule a donation drop off daily from 4:30a-7p.
Back to School Drive
Never going to use those extra office supplies? Before any brand new markers dry out, reach out to your community and organize a school and art supplies drive to benefit elementary and middle school aged children living at the downtown emergency shelter. The kids need pencils, erasers, pens, markers, paint, crayons, paper, spiral notebooks, folders, binders, round edged scissors, rulers, glue and new backpacks.
Summer Camp Drive
It’s almost time for flip-flops! Reach out to your community and organize a summer camp drive to benefit elementary and middle school aged children living in the downtown emergency shelter. Kids need summer towels, water bottles, lunch boxes, sunscreen and of course flip-flops. This collection drive does not take place at the shelter.
Hygiene Kit Drive
Do you collect freebies like travel-sized shampoo from hotels or toothbrushes from the dentist? If they are collecting dust, then consider donating to people who would really use them. Make hygiene kits out of items such as a tooth brush, toothpaste, comb, deodorant, lotion, soap, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, razors, blades, wipes, tissue and feminine hygiene products. Kits can be “specialized” for kids, women or men and be sure to pack in Ziploc bags or containers for distribution. This collection drive does not take place at the shelter.
Care Package Drive
When social service clients are ready to move out of shelter and into stable housing, they need everything from new home furnishings to personal hygiene items, pantry items, kitchen wares, bathroom items, cleaning supplies, etc. New or lightly used items only as they will last clients for years to come. This collection drive does not take place at the shelter.