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Basic Needs Gift Card Drive

DURATION

Less than 30 Minutes

WHERE

For your safety, this activity would be held virtually, anywhere in your home.

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

DST conducts outreach weekly to people who are living on the streets.  Having household items to get their new place started will encourage the individuals to feel at home. These kits are powerful and help empower our newly housed Team Members.

DESCRIPTION

At Downtown Streets Team our programs empower individuals and act as a stepping stone into employment, housing, and a better life.

Gift cards provide an easy way for unhoused people to fulfill their basic needs. We’ve found that our Team Members enjoy having the flexibility to purchase the items they need, as they need them. This helps them feel more secure as they pursue housing and employment.


ITEMS NEEDED

Gift card values can be $10 and up.

  • Safeway MyChoice
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • Target
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Any food, clothing, or gas shops are accepted.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Please contact Latisha Santos, Development & Events Coordinator, at latisha@streetsteam.org or (408) 318-0335.


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
  1. Please contact Latisha Santos.
  2. Buy or get items donated.
  3. Reach out to family and friends to join you for your Basic Needs Gift Card Drive Party!
  4. Schedule a day and time.
  5. Complete your collection of gift cards.
  6. Drop off or mail out the gift cards by contacting Latisha to coordinate.
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