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Homeless need help staying warm in winter

Many of the community’s homeless end up on the streets without blankets, clothing and other necessities to keep them warm during the cold winter months.

The city of Phoenix is asking for donations to help. Blankets, new or used (but clean and freshly laundered), are the highest priority. Clean warm clothing, such as long-sleeve jackets and long pants, sweatshirts and sweatpants, warm hats and gloves, coats, underwear and socks (new only), shoes and hygiene items also will be accepted.

The items above also are needed in children’s sizes for families. Additional needs are baby food/formula, diapers and children’s blankets. These are the only items the city will accept. The tax-deductible items will be collected through March at the Sunnyslope Family Services Center, 914 W. Hatcher Road.

The program is coordinated by the city’s Human Services Department. For more information, contact contact Kristina Blea at 602-256-4302 or email kristina.blea@phoenix.gov.

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