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Winter Warm & Fuzzies

Community members experiencing homelessness often lack access to insulated winter clothes, especially at nighttime when temperatures drop below freezing. By donating blankets, thermals, hats, scarves, socks, underwear, and gloves, you can make a significant difference in someone's life.

Did you know that warmth has numerous health benefits? It promotes healthy blood circulation, helping to prevent conditions like Raynaud's disease that cause numbness, discoloration, and swelling. Additionally, staying warm improves sleep quality and enhances your mood by triggering relaxation in your mind and body.

When recipients receive new clothes at shelters, they usually get everything except socks. Surprisingly, socks are the most requested item of clothing within the unsheltered community. By providing new, clean socks, you can help individuals overcome embarrassment from foot odor and encourage them to seek necessary healthcare and treatment for foot conditions.

Participating in acts of kindness not only helps those in need but also boosts your own confidence, sense of control, happiness, and optimism. Winter Warm & Fuzzies is an annual campaign that aims to bring warmth and comfort to community members through the generosity of individuals like you.

In 2021, thanks to community support, we distributed 367 blankets throughout Oakland, California.

In 2022, our Thanksgiving Blanket & Sock Drive distributed over 543 blankets and 402 pairs of socks to Oakland, San Leandro, Alameda, and Hayward, California residents.

This year, we need help to reach even more people and cities within the Alameda County territory. The campaign officially starts in October and ends on Thanksgiving week, but we accept donations year-round. Whether you have items to donate or prefer to contribute cash, we are grateful for your support.

To arrange a donation pickup or make a cash donation, simply email Let's come together and make this winter a little warmer for those in need. Donate today!

Winter Warm & Fuzzies
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