Time to Clean Out Your Garage and Closets?

Many of us have accumulated outdoor items and clothes that could be put to life saving use by donating them to individuals without permanent shelter.

Harding Cure brought the collection at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to our attention at the last SO meeting. Put your old tents, sleeping bags and warm clothing to a good use…..help our homeless neighbors survive the Durango winter.

Neighbors In Need Alliance
Emergency Cold Season

Support & Services Donation Day,
November 23rd from 9:00am – 12:00pm
@ St. Marks Episcopal Church, Durango

Many SO! members may have used gear and clothing that they no longer use which could benefit the unhoused in Durango.
Needed item are:

  • Camping gear
    • tents, tarps
    • sleeping bags
    • sleeping mats
    • rope
    • headlamps
    • backpacks
    • fleece blankets
  • Clothing is certainly needed but primarily for warmth, such as
    • boots (men size 9-13, women 7-9),
    • gloves
    • hats
    • socks
    • winter jackets

               Put your old tents, sleeping bags and warm clothing to a good use….. and
help our homeless neighbors survive the Durango winter.

And if you can’t pull things together in time for this event, Manna Soup Kitchen is always a great place to drop off items.

Manna accepts ongoing donations of outdoor gear throughout the winter. Each day after meal time, some clients volunteer to clean up the soup kitchen. In return, they are provided clothing, sleeping bags, tents, etc. So there is an accountability piece that plays into Manna’s outgoing donations.

Manna Soup Kitchen also serves brunch on Christmas Day when they distribute gifts, such as coats, sleeping bags, hand warmers, and whatever other winter gear they have.

Manna accepts donations as long as they have someone on the campus. This is generally Monday Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and weekends from 7 a.m. – noon.

Please consider one of these worthy causes if you have winter clothes or gear that you no longer need.