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NEW: Help Rebuild Lives at The Van Buren Shelter

NEW: Help Rebuild Lives at The Van Buren Shelter

Volunteer at the new Van Buren Shelter

Date: January 10 | Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue: Van Buren Shelter

595 Van Buren Drive
Franklinton, OH 43223

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Thousands of residents will arrive at the doorstep of emergency shelters this year. You can help rebuild their lives.

On Saturday, over 2,000 pounds of linens, coats and toiletries will be collected to ensure the well-being of our most vulnerable neighbors.

  • Besa is managing Shift 1 (9a-11a). This includes set-up, managing traffic flow, donation unloading and organizing.
  • Please dress warmly and plan for inclement weather. Wear comfortable, close toed shoes.
  • Park in the lot across the street from the shelter. After you park, you will walk to the left side of the building where the loading dock is. Please enter through the loading dock door to check in and be assigned your work area.

For those who would like to donate to the cause - here's a list of the most requested items: 

  • bath towels & hand towels
  • twin sized sheets
  • new socks and underwear
  • shoes and boots
  • coats, hats, gloves, scarves
  • baby wipes or wet wipes
  • bus passes
  • diapers
  • combs & brushes
  • deodorant for women
  • feminine hygiene products
  • tissues
  • toothpaste
  • razors & shave cream
  • napkins
  • plastic utensils
  • disposable cups
  • paper lunch sacks
  • sandwich bags