Dear Home Away From Home Volunteers and Supporters,
On May 8, Home Away From Home will be holding our last Free Meal and Stuff distribution of the academic year to nourish the stomachs and hearts of Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods students.
With the goal of cultivating positive feelings of inclusion and belonging, we will be providing each student with a take-away hot meal catered by Los Giles Taqueria and a bag of non-perishable food, personal care and household items.
While the hot meals are being paid for from a generous grant from Coast Central Credit Union, we are once again turning to community members to help us fill the “Free Stuff” bags.
So what do we need from you, our wonderful volunteers and supporters?
DONATIONS FOR THE “FREE STUFF” BAGS: specifically, we are asking you to donate the following items that students have expressed the need for:
• non-perishable food items such as mac ’n’ cheese and canned soup (please check expiration dates, we are unable to give past-date foods to students).
• household items and cleaning supplies such as disinfecting wipes, paper towels, surface cleaners and sponges.
• personal care items and toiletries such as hand soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo and conditioner.
ALL DONATED ITEMS MUST BE NEW AND UNUSED/ UNOPENED. We can only accept the items listed above.
Donations may be dropped off at the Arcata City Hall lobby between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday, May 2 through Friday May 6.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE MONEY RATHER THAN GOODS to help us to fill up the “Free Stuff” bags, please make a check out to the City of Arcata with the words “For Home Away From Home” in the memo line and mail it or drop it off at the City Manager’s office, 736 F St., Arcata.
We are SO grateful for the continuing generosity of our Arcata community and your willingness to embrace our mission of equity and inclusion. Thank you!
Please feel free to reach out with any questions regarding donating. For more information you can call (707) 822-5953
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