City of Spokane in need of donations ahead of annual homeless survey

Homeless person sleeps on the street

SPOKANE, Wash. — As the City of Spokane prepares to conduct the 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) count, they are asking for donations to help the homeless.

The single-night count attempts to reach anyone experiencing homelessness across the city, in order to get accurate data about homelessness in Spokane.

According to the 2019 count, 15 percent of those surveyed were under the age of 18.

During the 2019 Point-in-Time count, 15% of all persons counted were under the age of 18. Living in homelessness would…

Posted by City of Spokane – Municipal Government on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The PIT Count is a federal survey that the City of Spokane has transformed into the Everybody Counts Campaign – with volunteers distributing care bags to the people they survey. To this end, people are encouraged to donate toothbrushes, toothpaste, gloves, socks, scarves and winter hats. These items, and more, can be found on the City’s Amazon wishlist.

If you prefer to purchase items on a run to the store, you can drop off your donations at any of the following locations:

-City Hall

-Spokane Eye Clinic locations

-North Spokane Library

-Spokane Valley Library

-Colbert Presbyterian

-Audubon Park

-Spokane Housing Authority

Donations are accepted until Monday, January 13. Purchases made from the wishlist will be delivered directly to City Hall to prepare for distribution.

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