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NIW 2018: Help the Homeless at Opening Reception for NiW

The NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) will host an opportunity for NiW attendees to provide for under-privileged, and under-served residents of the Washington, D.C., area of by creating care kits for the homeless at the NiW opening reception.

NCF will have enough items on-hand to fill 300 bags, but we can do more with additional donations from NiW attendees and members. All donations for items will be accepted during the opening reception and throughout NiW.

Shelter information:
Community for Creative Non-Violence
425 Mitch Snyder Place 2nd St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Click here to donate to help.

Below is a list of items needed for donation. Note: nothing alcoholic (mouthwash, rubbing alcohol, etc.) and nothing sharp.

Hygiene
shampoo
conditioner
soap
deodorant
lip balm
lotion
wash cloth
floss
toothbrush
toothpaste
mouthwash (alcohol-free)
hair brushes (compact)
individual packets of laundry soap
facial tissues (individual packs)
anti-bacterial wipes
disposable razors
Q-tips

Clothing
cotton socks – men and women
cotton socks – children
men’s & women’s t-shirts
children’s t-shirts
warm scarves/knit hats

Food
bottled water
fruit juice/Gatorade
food items – healthy and individually wrapped (some examples might be cheese &
crackers, tuna kits, beef jerky, pull-top canned fruit or vegetables, fruit snacks,
cookies)

Comfort/Extras
first class postage stamps
notepads/envelopes
pens
crayons
coloring or activity books
small stuffed animals (soft, appropriate for both girls and boys)
small, safe toys (no weapons or toys of violence)
small pillows
hand warmers for cold weather
bandana coolers for hot weather

To put the items in
Gallon size plastic zipper bags
Quart size plastic zipper bags