Dear fellow scouts and leaders,
To prepare for my Bar Mitzvah, I have chosen to work with First Stop to collect much needed items for the homeless. I visited the facility last week and met with Mrs. Sara Crocker. She is a case worker and a member of our Jewish community. She gave me a tour of the facility and explained all the services they provide. They are open Monday - Friday for breakfast and provide showers and laundry facilities. While the clients are there they meet with case workers who help them fill out forms for government aid. The goal of the organization is to build a pathway for the street homeless to recover and be housed, rather than feeding the negative cycle of addiction by funneling the money directly to homless people.
Daniel has posted a list of items needed. They have an immediate need for a plumber to repair one of the two shower facilities. If you know a good plumber please consider donating his services. First Stop is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. I will be collecting donations Saturday at the lock - in and through the end of January.
Thank you for your support - Matthew
Here is a list of items accepted by First Stop (LIST). These items can be brought to the next meeting. Thanks.