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Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness
Volunteers and Give-away Items are needed for Project Homeless Connect Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On Tuesday, January 24, the Trenton/Mercer Continuum of Care (CoC) will conduct a one-day event called Project Homeless Connect. This event sponsored by community leaders and designed to provide housing referrals, support services, haircut, clothing and hospitality in a convenient one-stop format for people experiencing homelessness.

Last January, we served over 375 individuals at Project Homeless Connect event. The July 2011 event served over 425 people.

We are seeking volunteers to help set-up, to serve food, pass out items, and act as guides and survey takers. We are seeking donations of new socks, underwear, hat, gloves, sneakers, boots and personal care items.

DROP-OFF LOCATION and DAYS - CLOTHING/SNEAKERS – Friday, January 13 (11am-4pm), and Monday, January 16 (11am to 4pm) ONLY – Mercer Alliance will accept donations of jeans, sweaters, coats, hats, gloves, sneakers or work boots only. Most of the clients are male and all sizes of pant sizes 28 to 56, Small to 4 x shirts and larger men shoes sizes are needed.

Other items that are being collected: Flashlights/batteries, Reading Glasses; Personal Care kits: Toothbrushes, Razors, Brushes, Deodorant, Chap sticks, Tissues packets, Handi-wipes or personal hygiene wipes, and Personal first aid kits.

Location: 3131 Princeton Pike, Building 4, Suite113, Lawrenceville- Please come to the back of the building and come to the glass door on the left with donations. We only accepting on the above dates and times – (Friday, January 13 (11am-4pm), and Monday, January 16 (11am to 4pm) ONLY), there will not be anyone at other times! Call 609-844-1008 for more information.

Volunteer training is scheduled for the following dates: 2 Training Times. Choose one to attend and email:

  • Thursday, January 12 @ Noon
  • Thursday, January 12 @ 6:30pm at the Rescue Mission.
PLEASE Sign UP to attend trainings. ttruitt@merceralliance.org

Point-In-Time survey of the homeless On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the Trenton /Mercer Continuum of Care (CoC) will conduct a Point-In-Time survey of the homeless in Trenton and Mercer County. The purpose of this survey is to count the homeless living on the streets, in emergency shelters and transitional housing programs. The Point-In-Time Count (PIT) survey is a mandate by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducted on a bi-annual basis.

We are also seeking volunteers to help connect the Point-in-Time survey.

To volunteer or donate please contact: Tarry Truitt, ttruitt@merceralliance.org or at (609) 844-1008.

For More Information

Please Contact: Tarry Truitt, Communications and Project Manager, ttruitt@merceralliance.org or 609-844-1008.

 

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