Sleeping Bag Drive

This program started in 1994 as “Toy drive” for Christmas. It evolved into “sleeping bag drive” in last ten years. With membership contributions, during holidays, we delivered 50 sleeping bags in the first year.

To meet the increased need in the community the target count is 900 sleeping bags.

Y2023 update

  • Target: 900 bags
  • Suggested donation per bag: $35

CMSJ community has been a consistent supporter. Please support this need again this year by donating at

This drive is very much appreciated by Emergency Housing Consortium (now known as Home First) of Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra costa County and fire victims in Northern California..

Distribution Details Coming Soon

Y2022 update

  • Target: 900 bags Delivered 750 bags and comforters and heaters.
  • Suggested donation per bag: $35

Y2021 update

  • Target: 350 bags Delivered 750 bags
  • Suggested donation per bag: $30

Winter 2015

Update from the sleeping bag distribution at the Home First shelter. Happy Holidays. Thank you Balaji Venkatraman for leading this drive.

Posted by Chinmaya Community Service Bay Area on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Winter 2014

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.

2014 Report

  • 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 

Locations served

Site Lead
Abode Services, 40849 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA Madhu Krishnan
HomeFirst, Little Orchard Street and Valley Medical (Respite program)
Evergreen Valley School District – homeless families
East Palo Alto Rotarians
Livermore Homeless Refuge
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