To meet the increased need in the community the target count is 350 sleeping bags.
- Target: 350 bags
- Suggested donation per bag: $30
CMSJ community has been a consistent supporter. Please support this need again this year by donating at cmsj.org/support-us.
This drive is very much appreciated by Emergency Housing Consortium (now known as Home First) of Santa Clara County.
Pandemic protocol for distribution: Watch this page for announcement on whether an in-person bag distribution is going to take place this year.
Pre-pandemic: we generally order the sleeping bags from Walmart, pick them up from Walmart in Milpitas in a convoy of minivans and then deliver them to the Sunnyvale Armory (EHC Shelter), 620 East Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA. At the distribution site, all are welcome; its especially informing for children to see and have contact with people in need. No limits on numbers of people that can show up for the distribution. Contact: Balaji Venkatraman.
The Sunnyvale Armory closed its doors in 2014. The Community Service team scouted new places that serve the needy and the distribution was expanded across the Bay Area.
- Sleeping bag count : 250
- Sites served : 6 each site took in different numbers based on their needs ranging from 20-75 bags
- Locations : San Jose to Livermore
- Funds raised: $4746
|Abode Services, 40849 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA||Madhu Krishnan email@example.com|
|HomeFirst, Little Orchard Street and Valley Medical (Respite program)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Evergreen Valley School District – homeless email@example.com|
|East Palo Alto Rotariansfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Livermore Homeless Refugeemail@example.com|