Help VB Home Now “Pack the Box” on Nov. 13 to Support Families and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Friday, November 05, 2021

To kick off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, nonprofit VB Home Now, in partnership with Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, is holding its first "Pack the Box" community donation drive on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The foundation is inviting the community to help fill the recently installed Housing Resource Center (HRC) shipping containers with items to support unsheltered individuals during the winter and others moving from homelessness to housing settle into their own place. Donations can be dropped off during the event in the parking lot of the HRC at 104 N.  Witchduck Road.

Most needed items include:

  • $5 restaurant gift cards
  • Air mattresses
  • Twin-sized blankets
  • Bus passes
  • Diapers
  • Hand warmers
  • HE liquid laundry detergent
  • Ponchos
  • Thermal underwear
  • Underwear

 Move-in kits with bedding, bath, kitchen, and cleaning supplies with new, full-sized items are also needed. Complete kits are most helpful, but any quantity of items is appreciated.

For a complete list of items or to make a monetary donation, please visit www.vbhomenow.org. Donations are tax-deductible. Contact Erin Walker, resource development coordinator, at 757-385-5760 or ewalker@vbgov.com for more information.
 
About VB Home Now
VB Home Now is a 501(c)(3) foundation that supports and enhances the community system of services, programs, and facilities to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring in Virginia Beach. Since the foundation's inception in 2016, more than $1.5 million in private donations have been raised to support the work at the Housing Resource Center and address key needs in the community. Contributions to VB Home Now help homeless families and individuals and those at risk by providing support such as short-term financial assistance to prevent homelessness and weekend meals for students experiencing food insecurity. To learn more about VB Home Now or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit VBHomeNow.org. For more information, contact Erin Walker at (757) 385-5760 or EWalker@vbgov.com.

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