Volunteers and Donations Needed for Homeless Point-in-Time Count
On January 28th, we will be conducting a Homeless Point In Time Count . The Homeless Point in Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in the county. The data we collect during the count is used to help plan services for the homeless throughout the year. Through efforts and services of the community collaborative to reduce homelessness, chronic homelessness is down over 50% and veteran homelessness is down over 72% in the last seven years.
We need you to help. We are looking for 100-150 volunteers with 25 volunteers serving as Team Leaders to help us conduct our bi-annual Point In Time Count as well as distribute necessary items to our homeless neighbors.
Volunteers will need to be at the Bethesda Center (930 N. Patterson Ave) at 8:00 pm on January 28th for training. Team Leaders will have an additional training on January 21st.
Can't give of your time? That's ok. In addition to needing volunteers, we also need donations! We are collecting:
- Winter hats, mittens, scarves and gloves
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Small bottles of lotion
- Chap Stick (Lip Balm)
- Canned foods with pop-tops or pre-packaged food
- Bottled water
Donations can be taken to the Bethesda Center or to our office at 301 N. Main St.
Today Forsyth County took a giant step forward in helping families become financially stable with the launch of The POINT - a mobile financial education and training vehicle. Now services can come to the areas where they are most needed! Read more about this new concept.
You can make a difference by helping working families keep more of their hard-earned money by volunteering to be a VITA tax preparer. No previous experience necessary. Attend the Launch Party on January 22nd at Old Winston-Social Club from 5-7 pm or read more to find out how!
Want to make a difference? We need you! The Homeless Point in Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in the county. The data we collect during the count is used to help plan services for the homeless throughout the year. Can't give time? We need donations of winter items, toiletries, and food as well.