The winter cold is upon us!! We are hosting our annual donation drive for winter backpacks for the homeless. Last year was a success and we are hoping to do just as well this year!
Here is the plan:
We will be collecting donations (see list below) to fill 50 backpacks by December 16th, 2018. You could also donate cash to help with the purchase of the backpacks and any other items we end up needing to complete the project.
Think of it like this—a donation of $8 cash provides one backpack which can be filled with items to help one person in need!!
Cash donations and Tax deduction letters requests can be submitted via mail or in person to Angelica Vasquez at the address below:
Triumph Treatment Services 120 S 3rd St, Yakima, WA 98901
Next time you are at the store, maybe pick up a few extra items from the list to donate. Or if you have some extra items at home (new or washed/ in very good condition) you could bring those. Every little bit will go a long way towards helping someone survive this winter!
List of Items Needed:
Cash donations for backpacks ($8 each)
Knit/fleece winter hats—neutral colors
Knit/fleece winter scarves, gloves
Warm thick/winter socks
Tylenol or Advil
Feminine Hygiene Products (small packs of tampons or sanitary napkins)
Wipes (soft-packaged but re-closeable)
Large Plastic (garbage) bags
Quart size Ziploc bags
Re-usable water bottles
Can openers, Plastic Utensils
Non-perishable, individually wrapped foods (cheese and crackers, granola bars, protein bars, beef jerky, etc.)
Other Useful Items:
Gift cards to stores or restaurants so they can buy food items or hot coffee.
What a great opportunity for all of us to bring a little help, hope, and Holiday Spirit
to the homeless in our community!
Learn more about National Homeless Awareness Week