A renewed call for donations to aid the unhoused community

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments
A renewed call for donations to aid the unhoused community

The weather is getting better and COVID vaccinations are more widely available, but the political climate is still unfriendly to the unhoused.  You can help!  Here are the top suggestions from Kehilla’s Homeless Action Committee:

  • If you received an REI member reward, you can convert some or all of it to an REI gift card (search for Gift Cards on the REI web site) and send it to the committee electronically.  The committee will pool your donations for the purchase of tents and other essentials.
  • If you want to make specific purchases from REI or elsewhere, contact the committee for the physical shipping address to use for these donations.  Or, bring them to the Homeless Depot at Kehilla.
  • Join with your friends and family to make a monthly donation to Love and Justice in the Streets.  We’d love to know about your donation, so please follow up with a message to the Homeless Action Committee.

Donations to the Homeless Depot at Kehilla

All items donated should be in good condition / new or gently-used / something that you would use yourself. Please do not bring any items not on this list without prior approval from the Homeless Action Committee.

Volunteers Needed!  We’re looking for help with sorting donations and distributing them to the unsheltered community.  Please contact the Homeless Action Committee for more information or join us at an upcoming donation drop-off date.

We also need a TRUCK if you have access to one.

The Next Donation Drop-Off Dates at Kehilla: Sunday Morning, July 11th, August 15th, and September 19th, 9 AM to 11:30 AM.  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.

Finally, don’t miss the amazing March issue of The Street Spirit with amazing poster art dramatizing the plight of the unhoused.

"We're Still Here" by Inti Gonzalez

“We’re Still Here” by Inti Gonzalez

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