SFFD Holds "Working Essentials" Drive to Benefit the Homeless

SFFD Holds Working Essentials Drive to Benefit the Homeless (PDF)
 

The San Francisco Fire Department is partnering with a nonprofit organization, Working Essentials, in a Collection/Drive to assist homeless individuals in their efforts to obtain and retain employment. The lack of accessibility to job readiness items is a major barrier to employment for individuals who are homeless. Working Essentials provides the necessary items to help people maintain their personal hygiene. This is a small program making a huge impact and is currently the only organization in San Francisco that is meeting this need for the 8,500-12,000 homeless members of our community.

Beginning immediately, public donations may be dropped off at all local Fire Stations. The drive will run through the end of December.

Fire Station Locations
 

Below is a List of Items that are in Short Supply with a High Demand:

TOOTHBRUSHES AND TOOTHPASTE
DEODORANT
SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
 
Other Much Needed Items:

Soap
Combs & Brushes
Shaving Cream
Razors
Laundry Soap
Feminine Hygiene Products
Make-up
Blow Dryers
Curling Irons
Watches
 

Working Essentials contact is Vera Lee-Honen. She can be reached at (415)733-0990, ext. 605 or by email at vlee-honen@toolworks.org