Wear your old clothes and come join in the fun at the Temporary Emergency Shelter

On Saturday, January 5, at 9am help prepare the Oxnard armory for a winter homeless shelter.

There is lots to do but the main task is interior painting. Paint will be provided they just need bodies and some supplies.

They need the following because everything that is donated ends up saving us money, and allowing us to stretch the shelter budget further! Every dollar saved will allow the shelter to stay open longer and provide better services.

Rollers and paint trays, brushes, masking tape, drop cloths, plastic sheeting and buckets

There is no need to register in advance or to call just show up and help out.

While they ask you to please wear old clothes (you will probably get some paint on yourself) they are also asking folks to please not bring any other old clothes, food items, or other personal items to donate to homeless individuals. The Temporary Emergency Shelter is not yet open — and is not set up at this time as a place to store or distribute donated food, clothing or personal items to homeless individuals.

Right now they are focused on the logistics of setting up a shelter facility and hiring staff. There are many organizations that can accept donated clothing and personal items, and we encourage you to take such items there. They will, however, accept bulk donations of some necessary items we know will be needed, such as: boxes of toilet paper; hard plastic storage containers (see-through preferred); trash bags. If you have or can obtain any of those items, please bring them with you!

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Former Armory Building, 351 South K Street, Oxnard.

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