Every Christmas, for the past two decades, a very special local event occurs. On Christmas Day, the San Luis Obispo community generously provides our County's homeless with a wonderful home-cooked holiday dinner along with live musical entertainment.
350 adults are expected to attend.
This occasion is also used as a means to gift our County's homeless population with much-needed winter clothing care packages to help them survive our cold wet winters. The latter contains BRAND NEW: sleeping bags, hooded sweatshirts, winter jackets, socks, underwear, and toiletries.
According to the CapSLO website, between 2,500 and 4,000 individuals in San Luis Obispo County are in need of a place to sleep on any given night. For these individuals, these winter clothing items are essential and they speak volumes about the San Luis Obispo community.
Please click on the link below to donate or send a check to United Way of San Luis Obispo-write 'Care Packages for Christmas' in the memo. For more information about the Winter Clothing Care Package drive or the Christmas Dinner for the Homeless, please contact Sheri Eibschutz at 805-594-1999.
A donation of $100 provides an entire clothing care package to someone in need, including sleeping bag, hooded sweatshirt, winter jacket, socks, underwear, and toiletries. However, donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
Use the form below to donate online. If you would like to pay by check, please write "Care Packages for Christmas" on the memo line, and mail to:
United Way of San Luis Obispo County
PO Box 14309
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(Click here to donate with Apple Pay.)