Downtown Boise in winter 2017. (Courtesy of Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce via flickr.com/photos/boisechamber)
A local nonprofit that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley is seeking winter clothes and accessories to give to people in the community, according to a press release.
Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless, or CATCH, said in a news release that it’s asking for donations of:
- warm hats
- scarves and gloves
- outdoor coats
- hand warmers
- thermal underwear
- small propane bottles
- gift cards to grocery stores and gas stations.
Executive Director Stephanie Day said in the release there are more than 500 families with children who are currently experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley.
“It’s cold and only getting colder,” Outreach Program Director Jeannette Curtis said in the release. “Many people who are experiencing homelessness need winter gear to keep them warm while they sleep on the streets and in their cars.”
Those who are interested in donating winter items can drop off items to CATCH’s temporary office at Catholic Charities of Idaho, 7233 W. Franklin Road in Boise.
To organize a drive or ask CATCH to pick up donations, call (208) 391-3298 or email Curtis at [email protected].
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