Everybody Counts Donation Drive Begins Monday, November 19

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:33 p.m.

Every year the City of Spokane holds an annual donation drive for those experiencing homelessness. The Everybody Counts donation drive will collect items for Spokane’s most vulnerable and be distributed during the Point-In-Time count on Thursday, Jan. 24. The annual Point-In-Time count is a snapshot census of people experiencing certain categories of homelessness in the Spokane community. For more details about Point-In-Time results in 2018 and previous years, visit our ending homelessness website.

The Everybody Counts donation drive will start Monday, Nov. 19. Donations will be collected through Monday, Jan. 14. We are accepting donations for people experiencing homelessness and their pets. Pet owners are less likely to report symptoms of depression and loneliness than those experiencing homelessness that do not own pets. This year our donation drive will include taking care of the animals in our community as well!

Financial contributions are welcomed and can be given in person at My Spokane 311 or you can donate by

calling 3-1-1.

Online donation will be available during the drive as well as an Amazon wish list. Items from the Amazon wish list will be delivered to City Hall for distribution during the Point-in-Time Count.

Physical items being collected include:

  • Adhesive bandages
  • Anti-bacterial ointment
  • Baby Wipes
  • Chapstick
  • Combs
  • Denture adhesive
  • Denture cleaner
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers and pull-ups (newborn to adult sizes)
  • Lotion
  • Quick drying towels
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Hats and earmuffs
  • Pajamas
  • Scarves
  • Socks – wool or polyester
  • Underwear (new)
  • Winter clothing items (thermal long-underwear and snow pants)
  • Winter coats
  • Blankets (“throw” style)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Hand/foot warmers
  • Headphones
  • Neck wallets
  • Pet food
  • Prepaid cellphones with talk minutes already loaded
  • Single-serving non-perishable snacks
  • Sturdy zip-up bags and backpacks
  • Water bottles

Items can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • City Hall – 808 W. Spokane Falls
  • Spokane Public Library, Downtown – 906 W. Main Avenue
  • Spokane Public Library, Shadle – 2111 W. Wellesley Avenue
  • Spokane Public Library, South Hill – 3324 S. Perry Street
  • Spokane County Library, Airway Heights – 1213 S. Lundstrom Street, Airway Heights, WA
  • Spokane County Library, Cheney – 610 First Street, Cheney, WA
  • Spokane County Library, Moran Prairie – 6004 S. Regal Street
  • Spokane County Library, Spokane Valley – 12004 E. Main Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA
  • EWU Cheney, Showalter Hall 115 – Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA
  • EWU Riverpoint, EWU Center – 668 N. Riverpoint Boulevard
  • Gonzaga University, Hemmingson Center – 702 E. Desmet Avenue
  • Spokane Community College, Building 1 and 6 – 1810 N. Greene Street
  • Spokane Falls Community College – 3410 W. Fort Worth Drive
  • WSU Spokane, Health Sciences Bulding – 310 N. Riverpoint Boulevard