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Christmas Kindness Walk 2019

Our Christmas Holiday Kindness Walk will be taking place on Sunday December 22 at noon. We will be handing out 100 Christmas blessing bags to our homeless friends and are currently collecting new items to put in the bags. Here is a recommended list of new items we will be collecting in the upcoming months. All volunteers are welcome to join us on the holiday walk to hand out Christmas cheer and /or help collect and make up Christmas gift bags . Bring a wagon if you have one and wear your Santa Hat.

Last year, we were able to fill 100 bags of items to deliver to our street friends. Suggested items needed are:
– deodorant
– hand warmers
– sanitizer wipes/ mini Kleenex
-toque/ hat
– warm gloves
– toothbrush
– toothpaste
– floss
– socks
– halls
-small blankets
– a pack of goldfish/ snacks
– granola bars / nuts
– lip balm
– a new pair of boxers
– a t shirt
– $2 Tim cards
– word search/ pen
– comb
– candy cane / Christmas treats
– toe/ nail clippers
– mini shampoos / conditioner bottles
– lotions
– inspiring Christmas messages / cards

 

 

Thank you to our partners on this project – Partnered w Shabby Sunflower and Self Esteem Starts With Clean

Donations can be dropped at Shabby Sunflower 39 King st Stoney Creek and we will be filling the bags at this location on Dec 14/19 at 230 pm (confirmed number of volunteers for this) but anyone who wants to help can join any of our Kindness walks including our Christmas holiday kindness walk on Dec 22 to hand our our Christmas Blessing bags. All Welcome just show up – bring a treat or meal , sandwiches individually wrapped or hot soup or nothing at all it’s your choice and how much you would like to contribute. We will be looking to help out approx 100- 150 people with Christmas bags .

THANK YOU! 

We would like to send a heart felt thank you to the organization of Felix Y. Manalo foundations for its AID FOR HUMANITY event on June 23. The help that you freely gave out with donations of your 1,000 blessings bags was appreciated by those that received them! We are so very thankful for your very generous donation and we will be using it to bless others, and let them know there is help and they’re not alone. 

Our Homeless Makeover Event was a great success!

A great big thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help on June 15. Unfortunately we had to change venues at the last minute due to the threat of rain, so we ended up at the Urban Core location. Despite the change, we had an incredible turnout. Some highlights: a homeless man playing harmonica with the band, a homeless man dancing to the music, so many people fed – 400 hot dogs, 100 burgers and dozens of pizza slices served, along with so many baked goods, lots of clothes and shoes given away, so many wonderful volunteers who gave time, money, donations, love, etc. And of course, the big event was the hair cuts and nail stations. So great to see the homeless get a fresh haircut, shave, or manicure. They were so incredibly grateful and we are so glad we were able to make them feel cared for and loved today.

Check out our Facebook page for pictures and videos from the event: https://www.facebook.com/HelpingHamiltonHomeless/ 

Helping Hamilton Homeless (HHH) is an official not-for-profit registered community group that hits the streets and helps those in need in Hamilton, Ontario. We hand out food and clothing to those in need during our bi-weekly walks through the downtown core.  Learn more…

Interested in helping but don’t know how?  We accept donations of gently used clothing, footwear, blankets, and new hygiene items.  Monetary donations go toward our garage rental where we house our off-season donations and help to purchase extra food and supplies as needed.  Learn more…

Come out to a walk and meet our street friends, or help us out with one of our regular events.  Walks start at the parking lot across from the Urban Core Community Health Centre off John Street. View our calendar for a list of upcoming walks.

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