Making “Fresh Start” kits provides an engaging volunteer opportunity for individuals, families and groups of any size—all you need is a large Ziploc (2 or 2.5 gallon) bag or a shoe box! We invite you to fill the kit with small necessities that can help keep a homeless man or woman clean and safe. Remember that being homeless often means having no access to supplies we take for granted.
Homeless people often come to us with few personal belongings. With your support Central Union Mission can provide for even more of these folks’ basic needs for shelter, clothing and hygiene products.
Your “Fresh Start” kit is a gracious act of support for those struggling in the Washington metropolitan area. Please choose to fill your kit for a woman or a man, and and, if you decide to use a shoebox, then decorate it with construction paper, crayons or any way you prefer. It doesn’t matter whether you use a Ziploc bag or a shoebox, you can always include encouraging notes or Bible verses, too.
Some who receive the kit will have spent days walking and sleeping outdoors and will welcome comfortable socks, lip balm or a rain poncho. Others will have come to our doors with damaged shoes needing bandages or ointment to care for their tired feet. Still others will be happy for a can opener to prepare the nonperishable items they may have been offered in their travels.
For more information on how to help, please contact Mark O’Brien firstname.lastname@example.org.