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BACKPACKS FOR THE HOMELESS
Backpacks for the Homeless
Every Sunday morning, anywhere from 250-350 homeless men and women, gather for a meal at the Friendship Breakfast. Volunteers from all over the state help to procure, prepare, and serve all week long, demonstrating a true “it takes a village” sense of community. The giving season is always at its peak during the months of November and December, however, February and March can often be difficult for many to get through. Last year we personally delivered 100 backpacks to many of these folks...only to realize that we were about 100 backpacks short. This year, we have an opportunity to have an impact on a entire population of homeless men, women, and children. Thank you for getting involved to make a difference in our local community. Any time we get to give, it’s an opportunity to demonstrate good citizenship in a practical way to those who are in need. The following items will be placed in a backpack that will be given to the homeless people from Mathewson St. Church in Providence.
Thanks again for your help.
(See the sign-up sheet on the back for the specific items your child signed up to donate. If you are not able to purchase these items, please let your child’s teacher know.)
Items for the Backpacks:
Tooth paste/Tooth brush
3 Pair thermal socks
Gloves (black fleece)
Soap – Put a bar in from Home
2 Bath towels
2 Bottles water
Toilet paper (Put one in from home.)
Candy (small variety pack)
2 Granola bars
2 Juice boxes
5 Zip lock bags (put them in from home)
Gum (10 pack)
Small bag of chips
NOTE: You may find many of these items at places like Walmart, Target or Job Lot. Please take off all tags and don’t include: razors/shaving cream, matches/candles, peanuts/peanut butter. Please only buy Large or XL and non-gender clothing items. It will cost about $30 to fill a backpack with these items.
Please return all backpack items to Hampden Meadows byThursday, March 1st