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Beanies, Batteries and Ponchos - Oh My!
$50 goal

We are partnering with 2-1-1 to create 800 care packages that will be distributed to our homeless friends that provide feedback for surveys that are conducted during the Point-In-Time Count.

(To find out more about the Point-In-Time Count scroll down.)

Please help us collect 800 of the following items before December 2:

  • Beanies
  • AA and AAA Batteries - bundles of 4 - most common size that will be used for flashlights and radios
  • Rain ponchos
  • Ziploc bags

These items have been specifically requested because there is a high need among our homeless community.

Once these items are received we'll assemble them into packages before we deliver them to 2-1-1


What is the Point-In-Time Count?

The Point in Time (PIT) Count is a biennial tally of people without a home on a particular night. The results of the PIT count shape the county’s approach to ending homelessness. The PIT consists of 3 components:

  • Counting unsheltered homeless
  • Interviewing unsheltered homeless,
  • Counting sheltered homeless

Why does it matter?

OC receives over 20 million dollars in HUD funding to house the homeless; in order to continue receiving these funds OC has to provide the PIT information every 2 years. The information is also used by elected officials, non-profits and private funders to guide the provision of services for the homeless.

 When is the actual Point-In-Time Count?

Saturday, January 28, from 4:30 am to 9:00 am

Orange County United Way   |   18012 Micthell South, Irvine, CA 92614

Orange County United Way

18012 Micthell South
Irvine, CA 92614
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Kautrina Morgan
Volunteer Engagement Manager

Orange County United Way Tax ID: 330047994