January 3 at 10:27pm

Needs of the Week: January 3rd

At the beginning of every week, Interfaith will be sharing both an in-kind donation and volunteer project “Need of the Week.” These are currently the items and volunteer projects we need the most assistance with. Give us a call today at (760) 489-6380 ext. 204 to get involved today!

In-Kind Needs of the Week: Bedroom furnishings

After experiencing homelessness, getting the call that you have an apartment is a life-changing moment. However, once you’ve signed the papers and get your keys, the struggle doesn’t just stop there – what about furniture, cleaning supplies, or dishes to cook your meals with?

As part of Interfaith’s Make-It-A-Home program, which helps our clients move into their own homes by providing home furnishing essentials, Interfaith needs dressers, lamps and new queen-sized bedding.


Volunteer Need of the Week: Point-in-Time Count

It is never too early to think about how you can make a difference in the new year…

Start the year off right by volunteering for the 2017 We ALL Count campaign! Our goal is to have 100+ volunteers in Escondido shine the light on homelessness in our community. We ALL Count will occur on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4:00 am to 7:30 am. Interfaith Community Services will be the host site for Escondido. Please mark your calendars and help us bring an end to homelessness!

By participating as a We ALL Count volunteer, (in small teams of volunteers), counting our local homeless population, you are helping The Regional Task Force gather important information to end homelessness here in San Diego, which ranks as having the fourth highest homeless population in the country!

In the past, your early-morning efforts helped San Diego apply for millions of dollars in federal funding for homeless programs and services and helps us learn more about the size and scope of homelessness in the region.

If you rise before the sun, toss ‘n turn at night and would rather do something productive, could sleep until noon but want the count to really reflect what is happening in our neighborhoods, volunteer to count. It is amazing how much energy people generate on a Friday in January at 4:00 am because they want to be part of the solution!

Visit http://rtfh.volunteerhub.com/events/index to register as a volunteer.

Can we COUNT on you to help?

If you are interested in learning more about these Needs of the Week, please click here or call Micki Hickox, Volunteer Coordinator, at (760) 489-6380 ext. 204.