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Sleeping Bags & Tarps: South Bay Volunteers Need Donations For Silicon Valley Homeless



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    Sleeping Bags for the Homeless of Silicon Valley
    SBHSV delivers sleeping bags, blankets, tarps and other shelter items to homeless individuals in Silicon Valley.

    As rain stays in the Bay Area forecast, a South Bay organization is working to making sure Silicon Valley’s homeless population has ways to stay dry.

    Sleeping Bags for the Homeless of Silicon Valley, or SBHSV, is a volunteer group collecting sleeping bags, blankets, and tarps for individuals across the south bay.

    “We believe no one should be treated the way homeless people are treated in this community,” said Mark Metzler, founder of the organization. “We’re tapping into compassion.”

    Since collections started last year, the group has collected 96 sleeping bags, 43 blankets 125 tarps and eight tents. During the rainy season, they hope to collect more tarps and distribute during outreach missions.

    SBHSV says a large portion of their donated items are given to homeless youth under the age of 24.

    The organization is in need of more donations. SBHSV will arrange item pick up as far south as Gilroy and as far north as Palo Alto and Fremont. To arrange pick up call (408) 475-6922.

    Donations can be dropped off as well. Locations are below:

    Willow Glen United Methodist Church
    1420 Newport Ave
    San Jose, CA 95125
    (408) 294-9796

    Sacred Heart Community Service
    1381 S 1st St
    San Jose, CA 95110
    (408) 278-2160
    Mon, Wed & Thurs: 9AM to 4PM
    Tuesday: 9AM to 6PM
    Friday: 9AM to Noon

    Stand Up for Kids - Silicon Valley
    San Jose
    (Please contact us first! 408-475-6922)

    CHAM Deliverance Ministry
    (Please contact us first! 408-475-6922)

    Church of the Chimes
    1447 Bryan Ave, San Jose, CA 95118
    (408) 723-3600

    ACT4E (Active Community Thoughtfulness for Everyone...helping those in need)

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