The Task Force for the Homeless Winter Warmth Program serves as a clearinghouse for life-saving survival gear. We’ve distributed warm winter items to homeless service agencies and programs throughout the county every winter since 2006. Thanks to the generosity of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, we also have a free distribution site for our program.
We accept donations of survival gear year round. We especially need sleeping bags, sleeping mats, tents, tarps, fiber-filled jackets, flashlights, hiking boots, athletic shoes, new or gently used cushioned socks & new underwear. You can drop them off at our office by appointment. To arrange a time to deliver your items or if you represent a homeless service agency and want to be added to our email notification list, contact Fawn at 575-4494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome cash donations to purchase needed items (e.g. socks, sleeping bags, etc.), or to help pay program costs. To support this and other Task Force programs, click on the Donate button below:
Special note: Help protect homeless people with allergies!! Please be sure your items are free of pet and human hair, dust, dander and soil.
Through dedicated volunteers, service providers and homeless advocates, we’ve distributed warm winter gear to programs and agencies serving veterans, families, farm workers, people dealing with mental illness and people in recovery – many living on the streets or in encampments during the rainy season. Items are also distributed at holiday dinners, clinics, hot meal sites, pantries, shelters, churches and day centers.
Here’s a list of our participating agencies and programs: Brookwood Health Center, Buckelew, California Human Development, Center Point DAAC, Child Parent Institute, Church of the Incarnation Open Table, FISH of Sonoma, Goodwill Industries Wellness & Advocacy Center and Interlink Self-Help Center, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Homeless Action!, Hope Chapel, Migrant Child Education, North Bay Veterans Resource Center, North Sonoma County Services, Redwood Gospel Mission, Russian River Empowerment Center, Russian River Health Center, Sebastopol Community Church, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa Treatment Program, Seventh Day Adventist Community Services, Sonoma County Human Services Dept., Sonoma Overnight Support, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. Vincent de Paul’s Dining Room, Sutter Medical Center, The Living Room, West County Community Services Winter Shelter & Outreach Program.