for this awesome program that I just heard about. I attended a church service finally after about three months of being very busy or out of town, or vet visits (Banfield Hospital in Pet smart has sunday appointments).
The program is call H.O.T.S. which is short for Hope on the Streets. A program that reachs out to the homeless and those down on their luck. You say why reach out to those on the streets, it could be you one day. Seriously, with the jobless rate rising, and companies closing, it could be you. So, let's make this program be able to have a wonderful time of giving on Valentine's Day this year.
Let's be a secret giver of their list of needs by mailing it to them via mail. This applies to everyone, if you travel, grab a few of the travel size stuff and send it to them. They can use it. Got a nicely used pack back laying around send it. You got a sleeping bag you have no use for ..send it. Let's be there special rack givers. When you send it your items in to them simply put a note saying you heard it on the net about their program and wanted to give without glory or fame. That you are praying that the receiving more than they know what to do with to continue their ministry to these people.
here is their actual need list:
large heavy duty tarps
Men's White Socks (cotton)
Men's Gym Shoes
Deodorant (travel size) 50 cents walmart
Shampoo/Cond. (travel size) 50 cents walmart
Lotion (travel size) 50 cents walmart
Tooth Brushes/paste (travel size) 50 cents walmart
Lip Balm/chap stick dollar store 4 for a $1.00
Sun Screen (travel size) $1.00 walmart
Tissues (travel size) $1.00 dollar store
Feminine Hygience: pads/Tampons
heavy dutey comb/picks
**I'm adding gift certificates to Dollar Tree, Wal-mart, Safeway or Fry's grocery stores. This way they can continue providing a sack lunch once a week along with these items.**
they have a facebook site either under H.O.T.S. or Anthem Fellowship church if you are interested in giving.
Here is the church website. www.AnthemFellowshipChurch.com or www.AnthemFellowship.com.
I lost their program with the exact information. I know beautiful swag store is planning on donating their items that don't see to their ministry seceretly as well.