November is National Homelessness Awareness Month.
However, Laupus is advocating and promoting action now and throughout the month of March.
We are collecting very specific items:
- Handi-Snacks cheese and crackers
- Juice boxes
- Restaurant gift cards (Bojangles’, Hardee’s, Taco Bell, etc.)
- Pudding and fruit cups
- White crew socks**
- Tuna and chicken snack packs
**A much needed item.
Monetary donations are also accepted. 100% of proceeds will be used for the purchase of drive items.
Drop boxes are located in Laupus the 2nd Floor and in the breakroom.
What is Project Homeless Connect?
On Wednesday, March 2, 2011, the Pitt County Planning will be hosting the county’s first “Project Homeless Connect” event at the Greenville Convention Center as part of its 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event to provide a broad range of services to people experiencing, or at risk of, experiencing homelessness. Most importantly, the event is outcome-oriented; it is not just a day for people to wait in line, but a day for people to make changes, and for guests to have immediate access to community services. Participants will interact face-to-face with the many human services agencies in the Pitt County area and foster increased understanding of the societal implications which homelessness in our community raises, through the sharing of information and experience.
For more information and for other ways that you may help, please visit the Project site.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, direct them to Casey Holland (email@example.com).