Donating/Volunteering Opportunity

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Are you looking for an opportunity to donate some of your couponing stockpile, or to volunteer to help the homeless for just one day?

(some of the items we donated)

The Virginia Beach Homeless Advocacy and Resource Partnership will be holding their annual Project Connect Day of Services and Point in Time count of the homeless on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

What this is, is an event hosted at the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church where homeless can come and receive services such as flu shots, basic health checks, hot meals, haircuts, clothes, legal aid, etc.
The event is looking for individuals or organizations to "Stuff a Backpack" with items to donate to a homeless individual, or to volunteer their time at the event.

If you are interested in stuffing a backpack to donate:

  • You can donate already stuffed backpacks or individual items from the list.
  • Needed items include: Mouthwash (small), Toothpaste (small sizes for individuals, full size tubes for families), Baby/body powder, Tissues, Lotion, Shampoo, Toilet Paper, Bath Soap (includes body wash), Toothbrushes, Q-Tips, 1 Gallon Ziploc bags, Combs/Picks/Brushes, Multi-Functional Wet Wipes, Deodorant, Tampons/Pads, Razors, Shaving Cream, Conditioner, Socks, Gloves, Powder Laundry Soap, TShirts, Hats, Blankets, Heat Packs, Hand Warmers, Disposable Rain Gear, Small Flashlights/batteries, Bags, Sewing Kits, Manual Can Opener, Pull Top cans of canned meat, canned soup, or Nabs.
  • For more information about donating money or items and drop-off locations, contact Sharon Prescott at 757-385-5803 or

If you are interested in volunteering:
  • All volunteers must be 18 years or older
  • The event is January 27 from 5am-4pm (doors open to the homeless 6am-3pm) at the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church at 19th St. & Pacific Avenue
  • The VB HARP is looking for greeters, guides - this is the greatest need- (to escort consumers to various stations), food service workers and set up/clean up crews.
  • To volunteer, contact Natasha Wise at 757-385-5834 or


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