Day 3 – $5 Gift Cards for Medication Co-Pays, Toiletries, Food & Coffee – Small Give = BIG Impact

gift cardHere is a small give that packs a Big Impact.

As mentioned in previous posts, no give is too small, even a $5 dollar gift card.

While $5 may not seem like a lot, here are some gift card ideas that have a terrific impact:

  1. CVS/Rite Aid/Walgreens for prescription co-pays/OTC medicine – chronic illness & mental issues are often intertwined within our homeless population. The ability to secure the appropriately prescribed medication to treat an illness is a great prevention tool for our homeless men and women. Once again, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
  2. Bus Passes – will allow homeless men and women to access services that they require, find employment or get to work so they can earn money to become housed once again.
  3. Pre-Paid Phone Cards – allows a homeless individual to facilitate communication with family, employment and service access.
  4. Haircut – gift certificate to a local barber or hairdresser.
  5. Subway, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and locally owned affordable eateries
  6. Dunkin Donuts and locally owned coffee shops
  7. Market Basket, Target, Walmart, Dollar Stores –  food, toiletries, clothing

Gift card donations may be dropped off at the following locations where they will be disbursed to un-sheltered men & women, newly re-housed men & women.

1. Living Waters Center of Hope

2. Community Teamwork Resource Ctr. – 17 Kirk St. Lowell, MA

3. Pathfinder – 94 Rock St. Lowell (978) 458-3387

4. Lowell Transitional Living Center

All donations are tax deductible

Questions about what you can do?

Call Kristin (978) 654-5617 or email kross@comteam.org

Stay tuned for more ideas on how you can assist our homeless men and women to housing and self sufficiency.

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