Donate supplies for people in need:
The Housing Solutions Center is the first call and first stop for people experiencing homelessness in Clark County. Many need personal care and basic need items. This is an ongoing need and an ideal project for workplaces, school groups, congregations, service organizations, or others.
For questions, or to arrange for delivery of your items, please contact Brenda Schallberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-993-9561. Thank you!
Most needed supplies:
Hand warmers that heat up without a microwave
Coats especially sizes medium-double X
Sleeping Bags Snacks (High Protein, High Calorie)
Diapers and wipes
Toiletry Kits – see list of items below. Kits are best in a Ziploc bag. Use unscented items whenever possible.
Toiletry Kits for Men:
Washcloth or hand towel
Individually wrapped/store bought snacks: energy bars, trail mix, dried fruit, or crackers
Toiletry Kits for Women:
Same as men’s kit but add sanitary products
Toiletry Kits for Children:
Same as men’s kit only exclude deodorant and include only child-friendly items; add a small book or toy
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