This month we will tackle the issue of homelessness in San Antonio. Our benefit charity is SAMMinistries, whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, shelter, housing, and services. Since 2008, SAMM has prevented 20,000 San Antonians from entering homelessness. Each night, SAMM offers 350 families a place to call home. In 2014, 98% of the families served through SAMM’s Homeless Prevention Program remained out of homelessness after 18 months.
February Nerd Night will specifically be targeting item collection for “Welcome Baskets,” given to each family as they enter SAMMinistries’ Transitional Housing program. These baskets give families much-needed household goods as they begin their journey to self-sufficiency. We will collect the following items at Nerd Night and deliver them to SAMM’s donation center.
Dish Sets & Large Plastic Cups
Pots & Pans
Cooking Tools (ex: wooden spoons)
Oven Mitts & Pot Holders
Sheet Sets: Twin & Full
Comforters: Twin & Full
Towel Sets: Bath, Hand & Washcloths
Buckets & Sponge Mops
Antibacterial Wipes & Bleach
Brooms & Dustpans
Toilet Brushes & Toilet Cleaner
Garbage Cans & Trash Bags, 13-gallon