Outdoor Survival, Winter and Hot Weather Clothing
Being out in the elements for most of the day puts a heavy stress on anyone's system to try to thermoregulate. Homeless With Pets has seen a lot of people living outside with their companion animals in encampments, on the streets and in vehicles. People try to manage the extremes of heat and cold, and rainfall. We have been helping by directly providing resources, for example, in the winter; tarps, rope, tape, water proofs, sleeping bags and tents, dry socks, trainers.
We are upping our game and have taken on the program which distributes resources to staff from homeless agencies,health services, veterans services, community and faith outreach workers. This means serving a broader base of clients, having a far greater range and volume of resources to re-distribute.
Our home base for this program is the rear of warehouse that backs onto the St Vincent de Paul Society's thrift shop at 5671, Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928.
Here we collect donated resources, sort, store and then distribute to agencies. We continue to take items out to distribute directly to those in need through our outreach and at our events.
Our schedule of dates for agencies to collect items is download below. We're distributing twice a month.
We take in resources on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings and by arrangement.
Run an Outdoor Gear and Clothing Drive
Maybe your university, school, college, workplace or community group would like run an outdoor gear and clothing drive.We've created a couple of tools to help you. A flyer and a poster that you can customize. Please download below.
Running an Outdoor Gear and Clothing drive
A brief outline of some of the reasons why this is important and some steps to think through to be successfulflier_OSWW.pdf
Outdoor Gear and Clothing NeededWomen and men's
- New socks
- New underpants
- Shoes, boots and trainers
- Hoodies and sweatshirts
- T’s and Long sleeved T’s
- Waterproof jackets
- Rain gear
- Gloves and woollen hats
- Sleeping bags and blankets
- Ropes, bungees and duct tape