City Hall Accepting Everybody Counts Donations through Friday, Jan. 18

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Donations this year for Everybody Counts have been low while the needs still remain the same. The Everybody Counts donation drive is collecting items for Spokane’s most vulnerable. They will be distributed during the Point-In-Time count on Thursday, Jan. 24. Donations for pets are also needed. Pet owners are less likely to report symptoms of depression and loneliness than those experiencing homelessness that do not own pets.

Financial contributions are welcomed and can be given in person at My Spokane 311 or you can donate by calling 3-1-1. New this year is the convenience of an Amazon wish list. Needed items are pre-loaded for convenient purchasing and delivery to City Hall. Items from the Amazon wish list will be distributed during the annual 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)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (reusable products are desired)
  • Lotion
  • Quick drying towels
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Tissues
  • 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
  • Single-serving non-perishable snacks
  • Sturdy zip-up bags and backpacks
  • Water bottles

Items can be dropped off at City Hall, downtown Spokane, 808 W. Spokane Falls

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.