Updated: Oct 24
What a day.
Early on a cold, rainy Thanksgiving morning, 100+ amazing volunteers showed up to hand out a truckload of 200 hygiene kits, 50 sleeping bags, 50 backpacks, 60 beanies, 30 pairs of new shoes, and dozens of jackets, blankets, and sweatshirts from your donations (that came from 100 more!). Add to that literally hundreds more items brought by the volunteers along with a warm breakfast that was served.
Whether you donated money or clothing, helped shop or spread the word, or showed up to help – you made a difference. Because of you over 150+ people will have dry, warm clothes, sleeping bags, new shoes, and hygiene supplies to help them for the coming winter.
Here’s a quick thank you video from our founders, River & Ryder.
Our ability to help more people was due in large part to our partnership with the Rock Creek Elementary School WE Club. With the help of 70 students, their parents, and staff they collected enough supplies to build all 200 of our hygiene kits. This allowed us to allocate all of our fundraising to purchasing new clothing to hand out. You can check out the Good Day Sacramento segments below.
Speaking of Good Day Sacramento, we’d like to thank them for once again covering our project. For the 5th year in a row, they have come out to share the story with their viewers to help promote niceness and shed light on the homeless challenges so many in our community face.
THANK YOU NICENESS NATION FOR HELPING THE HOMELESS!
To everyone who supported this project, big or small, we just want to say Thank you. Thank you for caring, for contributing, and making time on your Thanksgiving morning to help provide niceness for those in need. We are humbled and inspired by your support.