“What is he going to ask me for this time?”
I hope and pray that doesn’t enter your head before you visit my blog.
I know I’ve asked for your time (Homeless Count) and money (PNS Christmas party and Back on My Feet), but I hope my appreciation – before, during and after – overshadowed the actual solicitation.
It’s funny you use the word “crap,” because that’s exactly what I’m looking for. I actually prefer the term “gently-used crap,” and I’m really only throwing the term “crap” around just to get your attention.
I am on a mission to adopt a client through Presbyterian Night Shelter, which means outfitting them with anything and everything they need once they move off the streets and have a place to call home.
In this particular instance, they don’t need your money or your time. They need some of your stuff!
This endeavor has been on my 101 List (No. 30) and something I eventually wanted it tackle, but the city of Fort Worth helped move it to the forefront. PNS was awarded $375,000 to help its clients move out of the Shelter and into housing as part of the city’s 10-year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.
Presbyterian Night Shelter launched Operation Move Out, and I’m calling on my army of do-gooders to earn their stripes.
In an e-mail from the PNS brass, it stated: “These folks are going to be moving out soon so we need help collecting furniture, toiletries and other basic necessities – these items are not included in the grant.”
Here is a list of all the items needed (the ones marked through are things TK and I have to donate.) Just like other drives that I’ve spearheaded, I will come pick your stuff up. (I want to make this as easy on you as possible.)
Check back to the blog periodically to see what items have already been donated.
In advance…I appreciate and applaud your willingness to give back.
Items that are needed for each client: