Impact Kit Drive with Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking!
We are excited to announce our 2023 Impact Kit Drive in partnership with Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking. Now through June 17, 2023, Rick’s will be taking donations of essential items at any of their locations to prepare for their annual kit Assembly Day on June 25th.
For the last four years, Rick’s has rallied a team of volunteers to assemble nearly 100 Impact kits a year! These kits were filled with personal essential items such as household goods, basic pantry staples, and even feminine hygiene items. The materials were all donated by Rick’s customers and employees who gave enough items to fill two entire vehicles. Read more about Rick’s involvement in the community and their ongoing support of Impact NW.
Event Recap from 2022
Thirteen volunteers from Rick’s, along with spouses, and children, worked together on a rainy Sunday to organize and assemble the kits and prepare them to be delivered to families in need.
“Many of our vulnerable neighbors face housing insecurity and struggle to afford (their) basic needs … they forego essential household items in order to pay for rent and other family costs,” said Ada Dortch, development director for Impact NW. “With Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking item drive and their compassion for our community, we can make sure that people have the support and items they need to stay safe … .”
La falta de vivienda es una experiencia desafiante. Para las personas que viven afuera, parece que el mundo no los conoce. Para todos los demás, existe una creciente y profunda preocupación por las personas que viven al aire libre.
Multnomah County’s most recent Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness identified more than 2,000 people living unsheltered, nearly 1,500 sleeping in emergency shelters, and approximately 500 in transitional housing. Another 50,000 people in the Portland area are lving on the verge of homelessness. One health crisis; emergency room visit, or a lost job can land a family in a shelter, a tent, or on the street.
In collaboration with local businessess and community leaders, Impact Kits is an opportunity to educate the public about the the traumas of homelessness and to make an impact on the lives of some of our most vulnerable community members. Each kit contains basic hygiene items, food, water, and a resource guide. Volunteers assemble and distribute these kits; creating a human connection that can lead to real change for everyone.
Read more about the 2019 Impact Kits event and the impact more than 100 volunteers made!
Este proyecto está diseñado teniendo en cuenta a la comunidad tecnológica: es flexible, fácil de participar y optimiza la experiencia de la comunidad y los empleados.
Como partidario de Kits de Impacto para el Día de los Veteranos, no solo ayudará a proporcionar más de 300 kits, completos de higiene y otros elementos esenciales, sino que también admitirá Impact NW's. esfuerzos durante todo el año para evitar que las familias pierdan sus hogares.
For any questions or inquiries about involvement, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org