How You Can Help The Homeless Now

We are blessed to be part of a St. Charles County gem. Community Council acts as a clearinghouse for all health and social services for St. Charles County. The serve a critical role in identifying the homeless population and their needs. Here are two opportunities for friends of Sparrow
to help the broader community in St. Charles County.

Point In Time Homeless Count

January 25, 2012

VOLUNTEER

Community Council is looking for volunteers to assist in the annual Point In Time Homeless Count for St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties.

We need volunteers for the following:

-Assisting with the street count on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, between 8:30 am – 3pm. (New

volunteers will be required to attend a training session prior to count day).

-Phone calls to community organizations the week before, during, or after the count.
If you are able to contribute your time to this project, please send an email to Dottie Kastigar at:dkastigar@communitycouncilstc.org.

Click here for Homeless Count Sign-up Form.

 

DONATE CARE PACKAGES

Are you looking for a meaningful service project this January?   Perhaps your family, church, scouting or other service group is looking for something special to do on Martin Luther King Day (January 16).  If so, Community Council needs Care Packages to give fragile individuals that we encounter during the Annual Homeless Count on January 25.
It’s as easy as this: Collect items from the list below and put them into gallon zip-lock bags. One bag, or 20, will be welcomed. The bag should contain the following items:
• toothbrush and small tube of toothpaste
• travel shampoo
• small bar of soap
• deodorant
• wash cloth
• comb
• gloves (stretchy/one size fits all)
• socks (tube/large)
• bottle of water
• non-perishable food item (granola bar, cheez-its, pretzels, etc.)
All items must fit into one gallon size bag. Any care packages not distributed during the count will be shared with local shelters and service agencies.  The bags are needed by January 19th.  If you would like to help, please email your name and phone number to Sherry Saunders at  hmis@communitycouncilstc.org.

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