GCO Homeless Outreach

GCO Homeless Outreach

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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Serving the homeless with dignity. Partner with us to make a difference in our city!

 

Join us on May 18 as we serve our homeless guests with dignity! In partnership with Meet The Challenge, we will be sharing the gospel, serving hot meals, and providing free haircuts, clothing, shoes, and more!

There are LOTS of ways to get involved:

> Volunteering your time
> Donating items
> Or making a financial donation

Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 8:30AM-2:00PM
Location: GateWay West Parking Lot

 

Volunteer opportunities

We have several service times you can join: General Set Up, Guest Services, Specialized Services, Food Service, and Tear Down.  Follow the link below to sign up: 

Sign Up to Volunteer

 

Donations

Sleeping Bags

For this outreach, we will be collecting sleeping bags to distribute to the homeless. Please drop off new or gently used sleeping bags in the lobby on 5/5 or 5/12. You can also bring sleeping bags directly to the event on 5/18.

 

Hygiene kits

Each of our homeless guests will receive a small backpack filled with hygiene items to take with them. To provide a hygiene kit, purchase a complete set of the items listed below for either a Man or a Woman. Return your items to the lobby on 5/5 or 5/12.

Please purchase full-sized items, not travel-sized. Each kit costs about $15 with items purchased from the Dollar Tree.

These are the items included in a Hygiene Kit:

  • Shampoo or Body Wash
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Bar soap
  • Hair brush or Comb
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Small washcloth
  • Pads or Tampons (for a woman’s kit)
  • Hair Ties (for a woman’s kit)
  • Sunscreen
  • Something Extra (optional)
CLICK HERE FOR HYGIENE KIT INFO SHEET

 

Clothing and shoe donations.

Gently used clothes and shoes may be dropped off at the outreach on May 18th. No dress shoes please. 

 

Financial donations

Financial donations will go towards hygiene kits or gift cards that we will distribute at the event.

DONATE HERE

 

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Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month as we partner with local organizations to serve the homeless population in San Jose.

Please contact Rick Crawford or Carla Gold for more information.