Hi everyone! Just one week until the July giveaway!
As you may have read in our giveaway wrap-ups, we’ve been able to serve a lot of people over the last few months: 237 in April, 198 in May, and 165 in June. By the end of the June giveaway, our bins looked like this:
We haven’t had that many empty bins in a long time! Thanks to our generous donors, there are only 6 empty bins remaining. Which ones? Tissues, women’s socks, razors, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, and pens. We also have very low stocks of men’s underwear, women’s underwear, and men’s socks – definitely not enough for an entire giveaway. All of these items are available on our Amazon wish list, and will be shipped right to us. For a complete list of what we do and don’t need this month, please see our What Do We Need? page.
We are frequently asked, “Do you accept used underwear, bras, and socks?” The answer is YES as long as they are clean and in wearable condition. If the undergarments are heavily stained, have large holes, or are dirty, the answer is NO. Our volunteers look at these items closely before putting them out on the line, and will discard anything questionable. We hate to see items go into the landfill if they can be used by another human that needs them, but we consider the safety of those that we serve first.
Go Get Knotty!
Do you know how to knit or crochet? Would you like to learn? Come join the ATXHAW Gettin’ Knotty Group at their monthly meetup on July 13th! Find us in the cafe of the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum from 7 PM to 10 PM.
The group creates much needed items for our giveaways, such as hats, scarves, and cotton washcloths. Washcloths are handed out year-round, and hats & scarves are handed out in the cold-weather months.
We hope you are having a wonderful summer. Thanks for reading! See you on the 16th!