Remember when you moved into your first home? How your home was missing all the necessary items to carry out daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning?
At Places for People, we are proud to have helped 80% of our clients secure and sustain some form of independent housing. Though this is a monumental first step, when moving into their new place clients often do not have the means to purchase everyday household items.
Through Places for People’s in-kind donation program, we are able to work with our supporters to help fill these needs.
We also work with individuals, groups, companies, neighborhood associations, etc. on specific need-focused drives such as:
To learn more about these drives and our in-kind donation program, please contact the Development office at 314.535.2310. Household item donations may be dropped at our Recovery Center Campus at 4130 Lindell Boulevard.
Click here to learn how one family organized a donation drive at their high school.
Click here for directions to our Recovery Center Campus.
Bath Towels and Washcloths
Bath towels and washcloths are needed in our Welcome Center and in the respite rooms at Places at Page. After a first visit to Places for People, we offer an opportunity to shower and wash clothes. Often it has been weeks or longer since a person who has been homeless has been able to simply take a hot shower. Places at Page features three respite rooms that allow a person a temporary place to stay, with access to a kitchen area and showers.
Pots and Pans
Having the proper utensils can help ensure that a family is eating healthy home-cooked meals. It also can make an apartment or house feel more like a home. We have an ongoing need for pots and pans to include in our move-in boxes. If you have a gently-used cooking utensil, such as a pot or a pan, please consider dropping it off at Places for People.
More Items on the Wish List for People We Serve
June 21, 2013We are grateful to the employees at Enterprise Fleet Management for holding a "Spring Cleaning Event" for Places for People. Members of the Enterprise Fleet Management team are pictured with PfP Community Coordinator Julia Day.
All of the employees at the Enterprise Fleet Management building at 2600 S. Hanley Road donated items that will be used for move-in boxes for anyone served by Places for People who moves from homelessness this summer. The truckload of items included kitchen essentials, bathroom necessities and much more. We are grateful to everyone at Enterprise Fleet Management who helped, with special appreciation given to Jennifer and Lauren who spearheaded the collection drive.
June 7, 2013The Gentry's Landing, located at 400 N. Fourth St. in downtown St. Louis, recently started collecting food for the Places for People Welcome Center. Today was the first donation. At left, Sonja Bishop, Marketing Director at The Gentry's Landing, presents the donation to PfP Community Coordinator Julia Day. Top right, PfP's Alfton places the food into the PfP Welcome Center pantry. The non-perishable food will be used as part of our outreach effort to people who are homeless and have a serious and persistent mental illness. Thank you to the management and residents of The Gentry's Landing for your kindness!
May 24, 2013In April, King of Kings Lutheran Church in Chesterfield allowed PfP to discuss our mission and vision at three Sunday morning services. The church took action after that morning, collecting items, ranging from toothpaste to pots and pans, that will be used for move-in boxes as the people served by PfP move from homelessness.
King of Kings Lutheran Church Social Ministry Chair Angie Reinhard, right, delivered a carload of items to PfP Community Coordinator Julia Day. We are grateful to everyone who contributed!
Personal bags that may hold at least one set of clothing & hygiene items
If you would like to learn more about Places for People's intake services, please call our Welcome Center at (314) 615-2111.Individuals seeking services at Places for People do not need an appointment. The Places for People Welcome Center, 4130 Lindell Blvd, 63108, has walk-in hours Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. All walk-ins will meet with an intake clinician for screening, information about PfP services, and/or community resources.
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