St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach Collection

| December 4, 2013

Each year, thousands of individuals and families find themselves without decent and affordable housing with no other option but to spend their nights sleeping on the streets of St. Louis.

Winter can be especially difficult as shelter beds are scarce and the weather can be a dangerous force. In an effort to prevent weather related and senseless deaths, we have organized a volunteer outreach team consisting of service providers, students, pastoral staff and anyone else willing to help.

St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach hits the streets on winter nights when the temperature drops to 20 degrees or lower, in the hope of keeping those left out in the cold as warm and safe as possible.

The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies will be collecting the following items throughout the winter:

  • Blankets
  • Socks
  • Warm scarves
  • Knit caps
  • Gloves

Donation boxes will be set up in the University Center, Emerson Library, and H. Sam Priest House from Dec. 10 through late February 2014.

For more information, please contact  Kelly McBride at kellymcbride65@webster.edu.

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  1. Deanna Snowden says:

    Good for the folks at the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies. Do you know, yet, how these item will be distributed?