Boise, ID (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
At Core Group Realty and HouseHuntersOfIdaho.com, our everyday job is to find the perfect home for our clients...but there are those who do not have homes or even shelter...this is our way of trying to meet the needs of those less fortunate in such trying times as these.
The Homeless are not faceless
Backpacks4Homeless is an outreach sponsored by Core Group Realty in Boise Idaho. It is a non-profit all volunteer endeavor with 100% of supplies and proceeds going directly to the homeless in our valley.
There are currently over 2000 men, women and children who are in need of shelter with 293 beds and eight shelters to accommodate this vast number of needy people.
Our goal is simply to provide backpacks and supplies containing basic survival items for those who are without a home or shelter during the harsh winter months. Here is a list of the items that we supply to the local missions, women's, children and men's shelters and local hospitals.
- Full size & children’s Backpacks - new or in good condition
(Please insure that zippers work)
- Twin size blankets, throw blankets or fleece sleeping bags (Walmart Sports Dept)
- Space Blankets
- Mittens or Gloves
- Knit Stocking Caps
- Plastic Rain Ponchos
- Small Combs or Brushes
- Air activated hand and boot warmers
- Mini sewing kits
- Fast-food gift cards such as McDonalds, Jack-in-the-box etc.
- Sample size bars of soap
- Deodorant & Shampoo
WE ARE GRATEFUL…
…for both new and “in good condition” used packs. If you cannot provide a backpack, place survival items in a large zip lock plastic bag. These packets will be given to those who already have a backpack, yet have a need for basic survival supplies.
Backpacks and pack inserts will be distributed to community missions and shelters. As these facilities become filled to capacity, staffers will distribute packs to those who remain without the benefit of shelter amenities. Backpacks will also go to St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for homeless patients upon their release from the hospital.
Any monetary contributions should be written to Core Group Realty with "Backpacks4Homeless" written in the memo line of your check.
Supplies and/or checks may be dropped off or sent to
Core Group Realty
8665 W. Emerald
Boise, ID 83704.