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Help The Homeless: Winter Essentials

Organized by: Dashh Wilson

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EVENT DATE Feb 20, 2016

THE STORY:

Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to help the homeless. Growing up in New York City, you see a lot of homeless people, every day. This winter, I would like to raise money for a help the homeless: winter essentials drive. I am currently living in Northern VA and working in D.C. - and just like New York City and many other places, our nation’s capital has a large homeless population. My goal is to make winter backpacks for 100 homeless people. I know that 100 is a lot, but I believe that with support from everyone, it is certainly feasible. Please help by donating whatever you can, whether it is a monetary amount or one of the items on the list. Each backpack will contain winter essentials such as: Chapsticks, hand warmers, scarves, hats, gloves, tissue, lotion and earmuffs. It is my goal to raise the money that it will cost to make each backpack. I've done some online research and found the items that I would like to order wholesale to fill the backpacks with.

Here's a list of the cost for each item:

  1. Chapstick: $69.00
  2. Handwarmers: $119.52
  3. Scarves: $100.08
  4. Hats: $99.00
  5. Gloves: $55.44
  6. Tissue: $96.00
  7. Lotion: 107.00
  8. Earmuffs: $132.00
  9. Backpacks: $355.20

Total: pre taxes and shipping costs: $1,133.24 I'm asking for $1300 to cover costs of taxes and shipping fees and will be donating ALL "extra" money to homeless shelters in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Once all of the backpacks have been made, I plan on going to distribute them in person with a group of people to homeless people in the street. I will be delivering backpacks in both New York City and Washington, D.C. 

I took part in handing out essentials on the evening of Black Friday and I firmly believe the best way to help is to hand it directly to those who are still on the street. There are homeless people in shelters who also need help, which is why I will be donating any money that is "left over" after ordering the supplies for the backpacks to homeless shelters in New York City and Washington, D.C.

$384

 

30% Raised of $1,300 Goal

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  • Kathryn Reid

    $100

  • Danni Nicole

    $60

  • Amy & Ken

     

  • Tony Castrigno

    $20

  • Josiah

    $50

  • Claudia LaGueux

    $12

  • Tracy Haller

    $40

  • Tracy Haller

    $40

  • Claudia LaGueux

    $12

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Dashh Wilson

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The Team: $384 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Claudia LaGueux

Claudia LaGueux

DONATION: $12

2 years ago

Tracy Haller

Tracy Haller

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Claudia LaGueux

Claudia LaGueux

DONATION: $12

2 years ago

Tracy Haller

Tracy Haller

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Josiah

Josiah

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tony Castrigno

Tony Castrigno

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Amy & Ken

Amy & Ken

Thank you for creating this incredible project. 2 years ago

Danni Nicole

Danni Nicole

DONATION: $60

So proud of what you're doing to make this happen! 2 years ago

Kathryn Reid

Kathryn Reid

DONATION: $100

In memory of Byron Wilson..you sure did bring a great child into this world..she is doing you proud! 2 years ago

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