Every Christmas, for the past 22 years, 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. This occasion is also used as a means of gifting our County's homeless population with much needed winter clothing care packages to help them survive our cold wet winters. The care packages contain BRAND NEW: sleeping bags, hooded sweatshirts, winter jackets, socks, underwear, and toiletries.
According to the August 1, 2019 Tribune, the January census for San Luis Obipso County homeless population was up nearly 32% from the 2017 census count. For these individuals these winter clothing items are essential and speak volumes about the benevolence of the San Luis Obispo community.
Please help us make this event possible by clicking on the link below to donate today, sending a check to United Way of San Luis Obispo with 'Care Packages for Christmas' in the memo, or texting CAREPACKAGES to 44321. 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.)