Donation Needs

Our Current Needs

URGENT NEEDS

**BOTTLED WATER   •    PAPER TOWELS**

Other needs can be viewed here
If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please bring your donations during our hours of operation. Thank you.

Hours:  Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SPRING/SUMMER 2017 DONATION REQUESTS

  • Financial support - Send what you can when you can.
  • SUNSCREEN, INSECT REPELLANT
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, feminine products, tissues
  • 33 gal garbage bags, small sizes, 4, 8, & 13 gals.
  • Ground coffee, creamer, sugar, individually packaged snacks, 8 oz. styrofoam cups, bottled water.
  • Large size body wash, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shaving gel, combs, razors, nail files and clippers, hotel size items.  Arrid  Spray (cans) deodorant.
  • Quality, clean, children’s clothing, adult “survival clothing” ONLY, seasonal SPRING/SUMMER bottoms, tops,, tennis shoes, sandals, flip flops.  Please NO DRESSY CLOTHING.
  • New packaged underwear, new or gently used socks.

Thank you for your interest in helping
our clients at Hands of Hope.

 

THE NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY

  • The growing homeless population in Yuba and Sutter Counties moves in and out of motels, sleeps in cars and abandoned buildings, camps by our rivers and in our parks, and lines up for the few beds in a small number of available shelter programs.   Most facilities in our area are restricted to single men, battered women, or substance abusers.
  • However, changes in local economic conditions are rapidly transforming the homeless population with an increasing percentage of one- or two-parent family groups with minor children.  They tell a story of either a single catastrophic event, such as job loss or medical crisis, or a series of setbacks which gradually overwhelmed financial and emotional resources.
  • It is this population, homeless family groups with minor children, who present the greatest potential for intervention and stabilization.  While many of these families receive temporary financial assistance under county programs, others are led by parents who go to their jobs daily, working in service sector and part-time positions that do not provide them sufficient income to obtain secure and permanent housing.  Yet, in all other ways, they are full participants in our community; they patronize our businesses, join with us in public life, and enroll their children in our schools.
  • Homeless children attending school with lack of proper hygiene or clothing may cause erratic or spotty school attendance, drop-out before graduation; Failure to achieve full academic and social potential in school; Possible gang affiliation; Chronic homelessness, drug addiction, alcoholism, mental illness.
  • While the establishment of a full shelter program may be feasible at a later date, the “day service center” model is a practical and attainable “first step” in a broader community response.
  • These basic support services will help children stay in school, help adults present themselves for job interviews and advancement, direct families to other community resources for assistance, and compassionately help them focus on a better future.

 

530.755.3491

P.O. Box 88

Yuba City, CA 95992

909 Spiva Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991

 

Hours:

Monday - Thursday

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Single Men ONLY 11:00-4:00

Offering Compassionate and Humane Core Services

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