Homeless Alliance Supply Drive on the Paseo
Smash Bangles, The Paseo Arts District and the Oklahoma Gazette have partnered with the Homeless Alliance for supply drive to collect household items for people being housed. The event will run from April 6 -15 in the Paseo Arts District.
For sanitary reasons, new items only, please.
The businesses are asking that the public bring new items, listed below, to any of the drop-off locations in the Paseo Arts District beginning on the Paseo’s April First Friday Art Walk, Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 15. There will be several drop-off locations for new donated items, including CMG Gallery, The Paseo Plunge, Paseo Pottery, Re-Modern and Brayer & Brush.
Donated items will go to the recently housed clients of the Homeless Alliance to help make their new home complete!
Once a person donates, their receipt will allow them to receive a coupon good at dozens of merchants in the Paseo Arts District. These discounts will be honored for the duration of the drive with some merchants extending them for the month.
Items needed include (new items only, please):
Cleaning supplies, pots and pans, bath towels, plastic plates and bowls, silverware, cooking utensils, can openers, trash cans and bags, coffeemakers, crockpots, microwaves, shower curtains and hooks, laundry bags and baskets, rag mops and buckets. To see the full list of items, visit Smash Bangles Facebook page.
“Last year, the Homeless Alliance housed 715 people through all of our programs and collaborative initiatives,” said Kinsey Crocker of the Homeless Alliance. “Many people are starting off with nothing but the clothes on their back. Providing them with basic housing needs, like cleaning supplies and bedding, helps each individual’s transition to be so much smoother, making their home more functional and comfortable.”
For more information, contact the supply drive organizer, Cindy Cornelsen at Smash Bangles, 405-628-7621. For more information about the Homeless Alliance, visit their website www.HomelessAlliance.org or call 405-415-8410.