Providing Basic Dignity
Water is life- and health-giving. Without it, we cannot survive. But for our city’s homeless men, women, and children, clean drinking water can be difficult to access. Often, homeless people have to turn to anything that is available, and suffer the effects if the water is unclean or otherwise unfit for human consumption.
Disabled But Not Really regularly leads events to hydrate the homeless community, and help provide them with one of life’s basic needs — especially vital during our often brutally hot Midwestern summers. It’s a simple act, but one that we believe helps provide dignity, love, and nourishment and communicates value to those who need it most.
In addition to providing bottled water, Disabled But Not Really distributes care packages that provide other basic items for the survival and dignity of people currently experiencing homelessness. We appreciate your help in accomplishing this part of our mission. We’re in need of volunteers to help put together and distribute our care packages, as well as materials.
Items We Accept
- Bottled water
- Protein or granola bars
- Underwear – men’s, women’s, and children’s (new)
- Socks (new)
- Soap (bar)
- Deodorant (full-size)
- Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
- Lip balm (new)
- Sunscreen (new)
- Tampons and menstrual pads (new)
- Hand sanitizer (new)
- Tote Bags
- Trash Bags
- Hand & Feet Warmers
- Clothes (Gift cards for clothing and coats)
Because of limited storage space at our offices, please contact us about making your in-kind donation. We appreciate your donation and your support for Hydrate the Homeless and Disabled But Not Really.