Posted On December 11, 2015 by PUSC
Children and adults all around us are homeless, hungry and in desperate need of items this holiday season. There are over 5,000 people in the Sacramento region that are homeless. Of those, youth and young adults ages 14-24 make up nearly 10% of the total population experiencing homelessness*.
From December 9th to December 18th the Academy team will be partnering with the Sacramento Homeless Union Gospel Mission to help feed families and provide needed supplies this holiday season. Our goal is at least 700 food and toiletry items by December 18th!
The Mission serves over 9,000 meals each month and provides shelter for anyone to come in out of the diverse weather, keeping safe from the heat, cold and dangers of the streets 365 days per year. Seven days a week a homeless individual can get a warm meal, fresh clothing, a place to shower, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shaving cream and razors and numerous other items they need. Mission volunteers are active in the community, supplying food boxes to families who are unable to adequately feed their children, and the elderly who barely make ends meet. For Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas they distribute a bountiful holiday meal.
The Mission operates without tax or government support of any kind, funded entirely by generous donations of individuals and organizations in the community. Your contributions will make it possible for them to help people make meaningful life changes and become contributing members of society.
Check your panty, or pick up an extra food or toiletry item or two at the store (please see the list below for needed items).
Drop your donation off into the boxes labeled “Food Collection Box” in the entrance of Placer United Soccer Indoor Training Center located at 1091 Tinker Rd., Suite 300, Rocklin, CA 95765. “Tinker” is open weekdays in the afternoons from 4:45pm to 9pm, and 9pm to 5pm on Saturdays.
Make a Tremendous Difference With A Simple Donation of Food or Toiletries Below.
Thank you in advance for your support!