Becoming Part of the Solution:

How You and Your Friends Can Take Action to Help Your Homeless Neighbors


 

Who can participate?

Collections drive: Individuals, businesses, church groups, community groups, youth groups

Distribution: Groups of 5 or more adults and teens 13 years old and older 

Outreach: Adults only

 

Cold Weather Clothing and Supply Drive – Can include one, several or all of the following items:

  • Waterproof gloves

  • Warm socks

  • Blankets

  • Hand warmers (packets)

  • Winter coats

  • Men’s shoes

Camping Equipment

  • Tents

  • Sleeping bags

  • Small tarps

  • Stoves

  • Pads for sleeping  - yoga pads

Clothing and Supplies Distribution

If your group wants to be part of handing these out, staff will be available to keep the Mission open late on Mondays and Thursdays. A good time for distribution would be 4:30 – 6:30. If your group would like to serve hot chocolate or pass out cookies during distribution, you would be welcome to do that. Groups of 5 or more are good for distribution, with 2-3 more if including food.


 

Food

  • Prepare and serve a dinner meal with enough to feed 25-30 people ​​

    • Serving requires 5 or more people

    • Please also bring paper plates, plastic utensils and cups

    • KRM only has a kitchenette without a stove or oven, so food that needs to be served hot should come in serving pans/pots that are electrical or use sterno

  • Hot Chocolate Table

    • Bring instant hot chocolate to prepare and serve to the guests

    • You may also bring cookies to hand out

  • Sandwiches

    • We can always use sandwiches in the Dayroom.

    • Make sandwiches and drop them off to us – or set up a time to hand them out

Food Distribution

If serving hot chocolate or sandwiches, set up a time with our Dayroom manager, to come in during the day. If you’d like to serve a meal, staff are available to keep the Mission open late on Mondays and Thursdays until 6:30.

Who can do this? Adults, and youth groups with teens ages 13 and older are welcome.

Online group activities:

Dropping Off Items

 

Donated items can be dropped any time we are open: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00.

If dropping off large quantities, let us know you are here and we will open our back door off the alley to help with unloading.

 

Questions/Scheduling

Contact the Dayroom Manager if you have questions, or to set up times for distribution of clothing or food:

Ami Leach, Dayroom Manager

ALeach@KitsapRescue.org

 

Community Outreach

 

If you would like to be part of a team distributing cold weather items and supplies to the unsheltered in our community, please contact our Shelter Manager, Jeff Sanders. This activity is only suitable for adults. 

Contact Jeff at: Jsanders@KitsapRescue.org

Please include your name, the size of your group, and contact information

Kitsap Rescue Mission is a Washington State Non-Profit Corporation under IRS 501(c)(3) exemption and is registered with Washington State’s Charities Program as required by law.  Additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities  Registration #27830.  All donations are tax exempt.

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