The campaign started as an idea from Lovelanders Facebook page creator Darrin Williams and the post caught the attention of Jen Castaneda, co-founder of the Loveland Justice League. Castaneda and Williams were able to partner with 137 Homeless Connection in downtown Loveland.
The campaign is also looking for people to donate their time and volunteer to help collect or pass out items that are donated.
“It is going to be a huge blessing,” said Francine Maestas, assistant manager at 137 Homeless Connection. “We are seeing (homeless populations) increasing, we have seen record numbers the last several weeks at 137. We don’t have enough items to hand out, so we need the support of our community to be able to get them what they need to survive in the cold weather. I think it is going to be huge.”
Items can be dropped off at these locations:
First United Methodist Church Loveland Sundays from 8:00 A.M – 11 A.M.
Crossroads Church, 5420 N. Taft Ave., Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
B Sweet Cupcakes, 425 E. Fourth St., Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grandma’s Attic, 650 E. 29th St., Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
List of Items
- Winter gloves and mittens (small, medium, large for both men and women)
- Hand/foot/body warmers
- Camping Tarps (Sizes 4×6, 6×8, 8×10)
- Women’s/Men’s Winter Jackets S, M, L, XL, 2XL
- Men’s jeans size 32×30, 32×32, 34×32, 34×30
- Men and Women’s Coveralls – Sizes Small, Medium, Large
- Women’s jeans sizes 2, 4, 6, 8
- Men’s long sleeve shirts size large, XL
- Women’s long sleeve shirts size small, med, large
- Men and Women’s Hoodies – Small, Med, Large
- Thermal underwear size small, medium, Large for women
- Thermal underwear size medium, large, XL for Men
- Women’s winter boots size 6, 7, 8, 9
- Men’s winter boot sizes 9, 10, 11, 12
- Men’s boxers sizes Med, Large, XL
- Women’s underwear sizes 5, 6, 7
- Flashlights and AA/AAA batteries
- Winter/thermal Socks
- Sleeping bags and blankets
- Bike locks
- Bike tire patch kits
- Small packets of Neosporin or anti-biotic ointment
- Travel size Aqauphor, Badger Balm, or Eucerin for chapped winter hands
- Travel size shampoo/conditioner/body lotion
- Bottled Water
- Disposable razors
- Chap stick/lip balm
- Small bottles of hand sanitizer
- Ground Coffee/ Sugar/ powder creamer
- Powder laundry soap
- Gift Cards