Jan 05, 2019

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Homeless Help Kit Assembly + Ice Cream

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM AKST

11700 Old Glenn Hwy, Eagle River, AK 99577

Our homeless help kit assembly in September and following Ruck It Forward events were so successful, we're doing it again -- to ring in the New Year

Join us for a chance to serve the homeless in our community as we pack hygiene bags to hand out later this fall. 

Each gallon-sized bag contains hygiene items like socks, hand warmers, wet wipes and a snack. At our event we’ll collect the items and then stuff them into bags assembly line style. 

In January we’ll gather for our second Anchorage Operation Ruck It Forward where we’ll distribute at the bags on foot around Anchorage as a group. 

We will meet at the Boys and Girls Club in Eagle River. This is a family-friendly event and will conclude with an ice cream social. Many hands make light work, and we'll finish these bags in record time, then move on to ice cream!

We are hoping to stuff about 50 bags. To make this event a success we need the following items:

  • Socks (men’s large)
  • Water bottles
  • A nutritious, shelf-stable snack (crackers? protein bar?)
  • Small packs of wet wipes
  • Chapsticks
  • Hand or foot warmers
  • Gallon ziplock bags
  • ***NEW FOR THIS EVENT*** A few boxes of tampons and 25 sandwich bags (we'll pack three or some tampons per bag to add as an additional female-specific item to some of the kits.

Any extras of these items we have at the end we'll save for next time!

Please comment below with which item you are able to contribute and the quantity. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Amy Bushatz, amy.bushatz@teamrwb.org

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