Multnomah County’s Point-in-time homeless count is a total of 4,177 people. Additionally, more than 50,000 people in the Portland area live on the verge of homelessness. One health crisis; emergency room visit, or a lost job can land a family in a shelter or in a tent. The trauma is devastating. Everyone in our community suffers.
Our Impact Kits initiative is a collaboration with Portland’s tech sector to raise awareness of the situations facing people living outside in Portland, and also an opportunity to make a meaningful impact by offering some basic supplies for this marginalized population. Each kit contains basic hygiene items, food, water, and a resource guide. They also contain a lifeline. Volunteers assemble and distribute these kits; creating a human connection that can lead to real change for everyone.
感兴趣吗？加入我们吧 Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019, as we meet up at Prosper Portland from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm to assemble 300+ kits and hand them out to people outside. This will be a powerful service learning opportunity. To get involved, just email us at email@example.com. Better yet, get together with your place of work and sponsor. See below.