Your Donations Bring Light to the Unsheltered at Hanukah

Posted by on Nov 17, 2021 in Homeless Action Blog | No Comments

The Kehilla Homeless Action Committee continues to collect clothing, tents, and other essentials for distribution to our unsheltered neighbors, especially at the Wood Street encampment in West Oakland.

At this season of long, cold nights and the threat of rain, donations of lanterns, rolling suitcases, tents, and warm, weather-proof clothing are especially welcome!  You can:

Donations to the Homeless Depot at Kehilla

All items donated should be CLEAN and in good condition / new or gently-used / something that you would use yourself. Please, no dress clothes, no open-toe shoes or shoes with heels (just flat shoes).  No children’s clothes.

Please do not bring any items not on this list without prior approval from the Homeless Action Committee.

The Next Donation Drop-Off Dates at Kehilla:  Monday morning, December 6th — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and Sunday afternoon, December 12th, noon – 2 PM.  Please bring your donations to the side door on Grand Avenue near the bus stop.

General Items

  • Tarps
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Gift cards for food (Safeway, etc.)
  • Rodent-proof containers (5 gallon w/lid)
  • Water containers with spigots
  • Small plastic bottles – travel sized, clean, flip top.
  • Masks
  • Headlamps
  • Pillows
  • Suitcases with wheels
Hygiene Items

  • Toiletry bags – waterproof and opaque
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • New bars of Soap
  • Tampons and Pads (menstrual and incontinence)
  • Condoms
  • Bottles of Shampoo
  • New tubes of Toothpaste
  • New toothbrushes
  • Baby Wipes
  • First Aid supplies (bandages, antibiotic cream, tylenol, etc.)
  • Towels
Women’s Clothing

  • Warm Jackets
  • Warm Scarves
  • Hats
  • Gloves and Mittens
  • Bras
  • T Shirts
  • Sweat Shirts
  • Casual Pants
  • Sweaters
  • New Underwear
  • New socks
Men’s Clothing

  • Warm jackets
  • Warm Scarves
  • Hats
  • Gloves and Mittens
  • New Underwear
  • New socks
  • Belts
  • T Shirts
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (not dress shirts)
  • Casual Pants
Pet Supplies

  • Dog Food
Gift Cards

  • Gas cards, Target, etc.

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