Now that the Holiday season is in full swing, most of us are preoccupied with the gifts that need to be purchased, decorations that need to be hung as well as meal preparation for Holiday celebrations.
Consequently, as those tasks get completed it is a wonderful time to remember those in greater need than ourselves.
Donations of many kinds impact people in ways that we can not even imagine. Of course, monetary donations are always great as they typically have more flexibility associated with how they are used but also donations of clothing, shelf stable and non perishable food, hygiene items for men and women along with warm winter clothing all are in critical shortages this winter season. In Indianapolis as many as 8,000 individuals may experience homelessness within a given year and many of these individuals do not have the basic needs that are necessary for daily life.
The Homeless Initiative Program is committed to serving these individuals in our community who need assistance by providing Triage/Outreach services, intensive Case Management, medical support to our communities homeless shelters as well as Employment and Training services for those in the search for a career or their next step in the employment process. These basic items listed can go along way to ensuring that these basic needs are able to be met so that each individual served can continue on their path to self sufficiency and reduces the anxiety that many times comes along with not having these items.
If you wish to contribute in any way including volunteering, please contact the Homeless Initiative Program at (317) 957-2275 or drop your donations off at 1835 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202. To donate online using our safe, secure online giving options, please click here.
We appreciate the exceptional support that our communities provide to these individuals in need and hope you have a wonderful Holiday season.
Items in need:
- Gloves, hats, and scarves
- Wool socks to avoid frostbite
- Hand warmer packs
- Foot warmer packs
- Jeans/long pants for men or women
- Sweatpants/sweatshirts for men and women
- Coats for Adults