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Guest Post from our Leadership Academy (5th and 6th graders)

Helping The Homeless

Do you want to help the homeless? Well, we are a group of 5th and 6th graders in the Leadership academy of the 1st Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego who are teaming up with Uptown to provide food and other resources to the homeless. You can help us by providing:

Hygiene items - unopened/preferably travel size when possible

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Razors, shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons, pads
  • Combs, brushes
  • Tissue (Kleenex or similar, small packages)
  • Washcloths, small hand/face towels
  • Adult diapers
  • Band-Aids, similar small bandages
  • Clothing - used/clean clothing
    • Socks
    • Underwear (new)
    • Shoes (sneakers, sandals, dress shoes, etc.)
    • Pants, shorts
    • Shirts
    • Sweatpants, sweatshirts
    • Jackets
    • Hats (baseball caps, etc.)
    • Clothing for interviews (dress shirts/blouses, slacks, belts, etc.)
  • Non-perishable food (canned or packaged)
    • Protein sources (meat, tuna, beans, etc.)
    • Soups (especially chunky soups and stews)
    • Fruit and vegetables
    • Carbohydrate sources/snacks (crackers, etc.)
  • Other
    • Backpacks
    • Shopping Bags (plastic or reusable)
    • Sleeping bags
    • Blankets
    • Towels


Please bring these after services on every Sunday in April at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Irene Grumman wrote:
THANK YOU to the 5th and 6th grade leaders for raising awareness and donations to help homeless and economically challenged people in San Diego. The slogan at UPTOWN is "A hand UP, not a handout". You stood at your table in the patio Sunday after Sunday to answer questions. You shared why this effort was important to you from the pulpit during services. I'm so proud of you! Thanks, adult leader Eric Isaacson, guest presenter Rex Graham, Kathe Larick and Melissa James, for establishing an environment that promotes action from the heart.

Thu, August 18, 2016 @ 4:34 PM

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