Program Start (May 2008) to Date:
How soundly would you sleep in the cold, without a tent, sleeping bag or coat? How would you keep track of your belongings if you had to carry them with you, all of the time, in a thin, black trash bag? Escaping homelessness is hard enough without these extra burdens. It is hard enough to land a job, find a home and take care of your family. But it is even harder—maybe even impossible—to do those things while you struggle to survive.
Homeless Gear collects outdoor gear (tents, tarps, packs, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, etc.), outerwear (coats, rain gear, footwear, etc.), hygiene products (deodorant, disposable razors, shampoo, etc.) and distributes these items to people who are homeless.
Our goal is simple: to provide the people we serve with the supplies that they need to survive, regain stability and—ultimately—progress toward self-sufficiency.
We distribute products through:
- Gear Room at the Murphy Center for Hope (242 Conifer Street in Fort Collins)
- Street Outreach
- Shipments to 50+ organizations that serve people who are homeless across Colorado
- Distribution Events