Bethiah Streeter

Everybody Counts Donation Drive

Bethiah Streeter, Community, Housing and Human Services, No Phone Number Available


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 2:21 p.m.

Everybody Counts Donation Drive

Updated: 12/15/2017

The City of Spokane has had a longstanding commitment to addressing the needs of our homeless community members. One of the efforts the city participates in is the Everybody Counts Campaign. This is an annual effort to get a point-in-time count of those that are experiencing homelessness. The next count is on January 25th, 2018. The Point-in-Time Count provides data used to complete grant applications and reports required by state and federal homeless service funders. This shows us service gaps, housing utilization rates, and the overall need for the Spokane area allowing us to strategically plan most effectively to meet these needs. Over 30 agencies participate in this every year!

Last year’s efforts to support our homeless community members expanded to include a city wide donation drive. We are excited to report that the 2017 donation drive was a success! Homeless outreach teams distributed these much needed supplies to individuals experiencing homelessness and provided additional support for our shelters with all that was given last year. This was only made possible through the generous donations we received from individuals and businesses within the Spokane community. Thank you!

We are happy to share that The City has decided to do another drive again this year! The drive will start Friday, December 1st and we will continue to accept donations until Thursday January 18th, 2018 so that there is time to sort and distribute during the count.

If you are interested in supporting the donation drive again this year the most needed items are listed below:

  • Anti-bacterial ointment
  • Baby Wipes
  • Band-Aides
  • Blankets (new “throw style”)
  • Boots
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Combs
  • Conditioner
  • Denture adhesive and cleaner
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers (all sizes) and Pull-Ups
  • Gloves (including large and extra-large sizes)
  • Hand warmers
  • Hats and ear muffs
  • Laundry soap
  • Neck wallets
  • Pajamas
  • Pet food
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Socks – wool or polyester (cotton doesn’t allow the feet to dry if they get wet)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Underwear (children and adult sizes)
  • Winter clothing items (including thermal underwear and snow pants)
  • Winter coats (all sizes)

Although we are specifically targeting donations of the above items, we welcome financial contributions and other appropriate items as well. Financial contributions to the shelter system can be made by calling 3-1-1 or items can be dropped off at one of the following locations:

  • City Hall – 808 W Spokane Falls Boulevard
  • Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP) – 10 N. Post Street #400
  • Eastern Washington University Riverpoint – 668 N. Riverpoint Boulevard
  • Excelsior Youth Center – 3754 W. Indian Trail Road
  • Mobius
    • Mobius Children’s Museum – 808 W Main Avenue, Lower Level
    • Mobius Science Center – 311 N. Post Street
  • Spokane Community College – 1810 N. Greene Street
  • Spokane County Library District
    • Airway Heights – 1213 S. Lundstrom Street, Airway Heights, WA
    • Argonne – 4322 N. Argonne Road
    • Cheney – 610 First Street, Cheney, WA
    • Deer Park – 208 Forest Avenue, Deer Park, WA
    • Fairfield – 305 E. Main Street, Fairfield, WA
    • Medical Lake – 321 E. Herb Street, Medical Lake, WA
    • Moran Prairie – 6004 S. Regal Street
    • North Spokane – 44 E. Hawthorne Road
    • Otis Orchards – 22324 Wellesley Avenue, Otis Orchards, WA,
    • Spokane Valley – 12004 E. Main Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA
  • Spokane Falls Community College – 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
  • Spokane Federal Credit Union – 601 W Mallon
  • Spokane Fire Station 1 – 44 W. Riverside Avenue
  • Spokane Housing Authority – 55 W Mallon #104
  • Spokane Police Department
    • Downtown – 1100 W. Mallon
    • North – 5124 N. Market
    • South – 2116 E. 1st Avenue
  • Spokane Public Libraries
    • Downtown Library – 906 W. Main Avenue
    • Shadle Library – 2111 W. Wellesley Avenue
    • South Hill Library – 3324 S. Perry Street
  • Umpqua Bank
    • Argonne – 507 N. Mullan Road, Spokane Valley, WA
    • Hawthorne & Division – 10406 N. Division Street Suite 101
    • Liberty Lake - 21601 Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake, WA
    • Main – 707 W. Main Suite A-02
    • Manito – 3000 S. Grand Blvd
    • Medical Lake – 120 S. Broad Street, Medical Lake, WA
    • Northtown – 103 E. Queen Avenue
    • Valley – 11205 E. Sprague Avenue
  • United Way of Spokane – 920 N. Washington Suite 100

We will continue to share updates on the donation drive, planning for Everybody Counts, additional information, messages from providers and even stories of those with lived homeless experiences on our social media accounts, so stay tuned!

Your support is highly valued by the City of Spokane and the homeless members of our community. Please remember, only through your generosity can we combat the winter chill with warmth.

Happy Holidays!

For more details about results from Point-In-Time results in 2017 and previous years, visit our website.

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