Spring 2017 Toiletry Drive for Veterans
We have committed to the Atlanta VA Medical Center to provide 200 filled Care Bags in May 2017. And we need your help! Please help us honor our Veterans by participating in Operation Care. We will be conducting a Toiletry Drive April 12 – May 12, 2017.
Why did we choose this for our Spring project? Like our unsheltered homeless living on the streets, our Veterans are also an overlooked and too often forgotten about community and hold a special place in the hearts of us at The Bridge of Compassion Foundation.
There are approximately 22 million living Veterans of the U.S. armed forces per the most recent census. 1.4 million live below the poverty line.
12% of Georgia’s homeless population are veterans, which is salient when only 7% of Georgia’s overall population are veterans.
The Bridge of Compassion Foundation reached out to the Atlanta VA Medical Center, as well as local Homeless Veterans Projects outside Metro Atlanta, to ask how best we could serve this community.
In a conventional hospital, personal care and hygiene items are provided but are added to the patient’s final bill. Due to the structure and funding going directly to the medical care of patients, the majority of VA medical facilities (if not all) rely on volunteer organizations donations of toiletries and personal care items.
We will be accepting these TRAVEL SIZE items for both male and female patient:
***Due to specific restrictions and current needs we are only able to accept the above items and preferably in travel size.
We currently have 3 Drop-Off Location partners across the Atlanta area listed below.
Want to help but don’t have time to purchase or collect toiletries? You can make a monetary donation through our PayPal Giving link. There is no deduction of fees, 100% of your donation will come directly to The Bridge of Compassion Foundation.
Whichever way you decide to participate, THANK YOU for your support!!!
If you are in Metro Atlanta, GA or the surrounding area, here are our current drop-off locations that will be accepting donations during their normal business hours:
FORTE Luggage Services
1007 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30354
Junk Drunk Jones
175 W Main Street
Canton, GA 30114
230 S Culver Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
If you are in the Metro Atlanta area but not near one our drop-off locations or have a large quantity of donations, please send us a private message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pickup.
If you are in the Little Rock, AR. area and have donations, please send us a private message or email us at email@example.com to arrange for pickup.
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