If you are looking for a way to provide immediate assistance to a person experiencing homelessness, the Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness encourages you to consider giving a homeless outreach bag.
Why provide a homeless outreach bag rather than just giving direct cash? A person may be experiencing homelessness for a number of different reasons, but addiction is one of the commonly cited contributing factors. By providing nonperishable items rather than cash, you can help meet someone's immediate need without feeding their addiction.
While Hygiene Kits are typically packaged in gallon size plastic zipper bags, due to the scope of the event, we would like to be able to assemble the kits into larger “tote” bags. For example, the reusable grocery bags issued by supermarkets would be of an ideal size if we can get them donated.
Individual Sized and/or Individually Wrapped Items
Speciality Items (to be distributed as needed basis)
Miscellaneous and Hygiene Items