If you would like to make a difference in the life of local family that is working to find a home of their own, join 92.5 The Breeze and the radio stations of iHeartMedia Sacramento for the Sacramento Self-Help Housing (SSHH) as they host their 3rd Annual “Housewarming for the Homeless” winter donation drive-thru at the Cal Expo main gate loop on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To make it as safe and easy as possible for the community to participate, SSHH staff and dedicated volunteers will be on-hand to safely collect linens (see a full list below, but items such as blankets, single and double bed sheets and towels), small appliances (such as microwaves, toasters and coffee makers) and kitchenware to be distributed to hundreds of recently homeless individuals in Sacramento County.
Sacramento Self-Help Housing is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency dedicated to assist those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to find and retain stable and affordable housing, which is more critical than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sacramento Self-Help Housing organization is a leader in the “housing first” model of homelessness response by providing shared housing.
Sacramento Self-Help Housing is partnering with Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance, the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency to move people off the streets or emergency shelters into permanent housing. SSHH also provides homeless outreach navigation in locations throughout the Sacramento area, and a Renters Helpline which includes the region's fair housing enforcement program to address illegal fair housing discrimination.
This event is supported by Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Sue Frost (District 4) and Supervisor Patrick Kennedy (District 2) and supported by Mayor Darrell Steinberg,Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra (District 6), Sacramento City Councilmember Vice Mayor Jeff Harris (District 3),Supervisor-Elect Rich Desmond, Sacramento City Councilmember-Elect Katie Valenzuela, Sacramento Self-Help Housing Staff Member Ken Bennett and our friends at ABC10.
The “Housewarming for the Homeless” needs list includes the following (NO FURNITURE PLEASE! New or gently used items only):
· Linens: bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, single and twin bed sheets, blankets, bed pillows, dish towels
· Appliances: microwaves, toasters, coffee pots
· Kitchenware: dishes, pots, pans, silverware
· In-home activities: board games, playing cards & books
· Pet needs: dog crates
Each donation, big or small, will go directly to furnishing a home for a recently homeless individual or family in our community. NO FURNITURE PLEASE.
For more information about Sacramento Self-Help Housing, please call 916-341-0593 or visit www.sacselfhelp.org.