Homeless Gear Serves 75 Families at Children in Need Event

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Homeless Gear Serves 75 Families, 229 Children at Quarterly Event—11 Agencies Join Event to Provide Wide Range of Services

Fort Collins, Colorado, February 25, 2017:

Homeless Gear served 75 families and 229 children at its quarterly Children in Need service event today, a dip from last year’s totals but roughly on par with prior years. Eleven agencies joined Homeless Gear at the event—held at and in partnership with the Matthews House Community Life Center—to provide haircuts, distribute children’s books, share health and resource information, obtain legal advice and more.

Families received more than 400 coats and sweatshirts, 190 pairs of footwear and thousands of units of clothing, hygiene items, underwear, socks and more.

More than 100 volunteers participated in the event, serving as “personal shoppers” for every attending family.

ABOUT CHILDREN IN NEED

The Children in Need program infuses a sense of normalcy, self-worth and optimism into the lives of children who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Homeless Gear launched the program in 2009 after several PSD employees reported a significant need for supplies and other services among local families facing homelessness.

Today, the program revolves largely around quarterly service events for children and families. Homeless Gear distributes supplies and other agencies/programs attend to provide a wide range of services: haircuts, health screenings, service referrals and more. The program has served more than 1,000 families since inception.

Visit www.HomelessGear.org/children-in-need to learn more.