Point in Time Count in need of donations for homeless individuals

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from January 11, 2016 until January 28, 2016

Location: Central Branch YMCA or participating Starbuck locations

Phone: 260-422-4776

Email: tracie.ortman@uwacin.org

Link: http://www.unitedwayallencounty.org

Event Description

January 11, 2016 Updated Jan 25, 2016 at 11:34 AM EDT

United Way of Allen County, in conjunction with the Fort Wayne Area Homelessness Planning Council, is in need of personal care and non-perishable food items for the individuals and families that will participate in the Point in Time Count that will take place on January 28.

The count is used to determine the number of homeless individuals and families currently in our community. It considers individuals in temporary housing, shelters and those living on the street. The count provides Allen County with a better understanding of its residents and where potential gaps in assistance are and allows those facing homelessness to connect to agencies that might be able to provide them with assistance.

Residents are encouraged to donate the following items for the count to either the Central Branch YMCA or participating Starbuck locations:
• Lip balm
• Lotion (travel size)
• Baby wipes (travel size)
• Disposable razors (men’s)
• Deodorant (men’s)
• Snack crackers
• Meat/fish pouches
• Canned pastas (single serving)
•Wool/heavy socks and gloves
•Winter hat/ski masks

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