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December 24, 2013 > Winter weather donations remain in high demand

Winter weather donations remain in high demand

Submitted By Paul Rosynsky

While the weather outside is not as frightfully freezing as it has been in recent weeks, the stubbornly low overnight temperatures offer a vivid reminder of the need for warmth. Unfortunately, for many living in Alameda and Santa Clara counties, warmth is a luxury out of their reach.

Abode Services is helping to provide that basic need to more than 4,000 children and adults who are currently or formerly homeless and very low-income, and is asking the community for help. Abode Services needs donations to ensure everyone living in the Bay Area can stay warm for the holidays and through the New Year.

As the freezing temperatures of early December proved, life without a home can be deadly. At least six homeless people in the Bay Area lost their lives since Thanksgiving due to cold overnight temperatures.

A simple donation of a cold-weather sleeping bag, a new pair of gloves, or a knit cap can make a difference in the lives of those most in need. Donations of gift cards, transportation funds, or simple monetary contributions will also help our community bring an end to homelessness.

HereÕs how you can help: Bring cold-weather donations that are new or in very good condition to Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter in Fremont. Pick up a $25 gift card while waiting in a check-out line during a holiday shopping trip. Cards to stores such as Target, Safeway, or Payless ShoeSource help families purchase the items they need the most.


Donation Center
Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter
588 Brown Rd, Fremont
www.abodeservices.org.

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