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What Do People Without Wall need the most?


  • Socks. Living on the street, many unsheltered people rarely take their shoes off. They spend most of their days walking.


  • Personal hygiene items. We are grateful for donations of shampoo, soap, shaving supplies, tampons, and feminine pads. Travel-size products allow individuals to carry these supplies in their own bags, as well.


  • Food. Handing a person money might help them down the road, but handing them something to eat, even something small, can help them right now. Some restaurants turn away people who are unkempt so giving food is always helpful.


  • Gift cards and transportation passes. Prepaid debit cards or gift certificates can empower unsheltered individuals in many ways. If they have families, gift cards offer the chance to make a meaningful gift or use money how they see fit. And transportation funds allow them to overcome one of the major barriers to upward mobility—or to just get a few hours of warmth on a cold night.


  • Raingear. When you’re at the mercy of the elements, even a light rain can create severe discomfort or even damage personal valuables. From umbrellas to boots to tarps, no rain-proof gear will be unappreciated if offered.


  • Compassion. People experiencing homelessness are just that: people. They have the same need for interaction entertainment as anyone else. In polls and memoirs, people who have experienced homelessness say that small acts and minor gifts, whether brief conversations or books, can be intensely meaningful for anyone who feels pushed to the margins.

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sherryroyal
Sep 19, 2022


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Butterfly Katey
Butterfly Katey
Sep 19, 2022

Life is Life rather homeless or living in a castle. Everyone should use discernment because all needs are not so noticeable.

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sherryroyal
Sep 19, 2022
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A lot of people suffer in silent because of shame, pride or because they do not know who/where to ask.

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candylove
Sep 18, 2022

I had someone ask for Tylenols because of a migraine. I think that would be a good thing to add as well.

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sherryroyal
Sep 19, 2022
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I totally agree first aid kits are needed for sure.

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