Monetary donations support City Net’s coordination and project management efforts. Donations will be directly used to purchase: $5 one-day OCTA bus passes, $5 gift cards to food establishments, backpacks for volunteers, water bottles and hygiene kits. Bus passes are given to our homeless neighbors when they complete the survey and water bottles help the volunteer teams stay hydrated! Fill out the form below to donate securely via PayPal (no account required).
Thank you for your interest and investment in wanting to support those experiencing homelessness through this effort. Help us reach our goal of 5,000 one-day OCTA bus passes and 5,000 hygiene kits, which will be distributed during the 2019 Point In Time to survey participants. Items needed for the 2019 Point In Time count include: $5 one-day OCTA bus pass or $5 gift cards to food establishments, backpacks for volunteers, pens, water bottles and hygiene kits.
To make the 2019 Point In Time count most effective, we are striving to have 5,000 hygiene kits ready to be distributed to those we meet during count that may need the hygiene items. Here’s a list of what should be included in the hygiene kits:
Place all the items in a quart size Ziploc bag:
- Travel size lotion or hand sanitizer
- Travel size tissues
- Pair of socks or beanies
- Letter of Compassion (directions below)
- Region specific resource pocket guide:
- North Service Planning Area Guide (download)
- Central Service Planning Area Guide (download)
- South Service Planning Area Guide (download)
Hygiene kits or other donations can be dropped off with City Net during business hours of 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday from Jan 7 – 11. For more information or to coordinate, email Info@EveryoneCountsOC.org
Write a Letter of Compassion
Write an encouraging and uplifting card that will be placed inside a hygiene kit. Volunteers will pass them out to those that are experiencing homelessness in Orange County during the 2019 Point in Time count. Make your cards creative but simple. Construction paper comes in handy with colorful pens, ribbons, and stickers. Index or postcard size notes are the best. Here are some examples of what to write:
“NEVER FORGET HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE"
“YOUR SMILE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD"
“YOU ARE THOUGHT AND CARED ABOUT"
“YOU ARE LOVED"
We suggest that you keep letters generic for men, women, and people of all faiths. When preparing to write the letters, place your heart in a position that you most likely would be in if you were uplifting a friend. Take a picture of the letter-writing process and share reflections by tagging @EveryoneCountsOC and using the hashtag #EveryoneCountsOC2019