Got Your Pack has devoted its energy to passionately advocate for the chronically homeless who are hungry, needy and politically under-represented members of our communities.
Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in desperate need by donating your time and effort at the local level.
Got Your Pack is a vocal advocate for the hungry, homeless and displaced, who are basically living on the street 24/7. We work with individuals, over-stretched communities or town services to provide needed information on how to establish a branch in your area.
Our Outreach program in the West Chester PA area needs your help immediately. Basic toiletries and cold weather items such as hats, gloves, tarps and socks, are in high demand. Make your contribution now.
Donate a little time and effort and discover how YOU can help change the lives of so MANY who are in need of your skills, experience, donations and love to hopefully create a better world.
Got Your Pack could use your help! In the process, your efforts will contribute to enriching the lives of those who are living on our streets, wandering, forgotten, destitute and downtrodden.
By simply collecting the most basic of necessities, you can help change the lives of those who live in fear and have given up hope. Learn how to organize and start a chapter in your area. Draw on the support of friends, family and co-workers to pitch in and help collect and distribute critical items.
Homelessness has no boundaries, affecting children, teens, the middle-aged and our senior citizens, many who are barely surviving day by day and for a variety of reasons. Whether due to job loss, home repossessions, disability, war traumas or addictions, our fellow humans barely subsist. They live on side streets, in squatter camps, woods, steam vents and under bridges. Many are afraid and have given up hope on themselves and on humankind.
Find out how you can contribute and literally change destitute lives for the better and help so many who have been forgotten. By donating some time, basic items and expertise, you can bring hope, strength and faith in humanity where it is most needed. Find out how simple it is to enhance the lives of many with the smallest of efforts.
Start your own backpack campaign and get friends and family to make bags for the homeless in your area!
I bought bags in bulk at Five Below and got a discount. They also may offer a discount for goods purchased for charitable purposes, which involves filling out a form that the store will provide. This backpack is durable and offers a number of pouches and pockets.
Toiletry items can vary dependent on what people in your area may need, so this is by no means an all-inclusive list, but here's what mine included:
body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, tissues, cotton swabs, a mirror and brush, mouthwash, bandaids, comb, vaseline, antibiotic ointment packets, hand sanitizer, and chapstick. Think of other items you would want to have if you were homeless, and add those!
These can be purchased in bulk through online retailers like Amazon or at discount stores like Five Below or Dollar Tree.
Finally, I bought tools and supplies, mostly at discount and dollar stores. Again, this is not an all-encompassing list, but I included: tarp, string, can opener, flashlight, wool gloves, and socks.