Donate Care Kits

Your Care Kit donation can provide vital supplies to those experiencing homelessness in Austin.

We know that well-being begins with having our physical needs met, and our Care Kits ensure that we can provide any walk-in clients with healthy snacks, necessary hygiene items and severe weather supplies. We need your help to continue distributing these necessities.

Our Care Kits come from donations made by individuals and groups in our community. You can assemble these kits with friends, family, co-workers, and other groups. Big or small, all donations help provide our walk-in clients with living essentials!

We need Snack Packs, Hygiene Packs, and That Time of the Month Packs. Below is a list of what items to include in each. For more information or questions regarding Care Kits, please contact us at

Please note that all items should be new and packaged in individual Ziploc bags for donation.

Winter Preparedness Kits
  • A backpack with the following:
  • Wool Blanket or Sleeping Bag
  • Bungee Cords
  • Batteries
  • Bottled Water
  • Handwarmers
  • Flashlight
  • Radio
  • Socks
Winter Care Kits
  • Winter Gloves/Mittens
  • Scarf
  • Beanie
  • Socks
  • Plastic Poncho
  • Handwarmers
That Time of the Month Pack
  • 5 regular flow tampons
  • 5 heavy flow tampons
  • 10 pads
  • 5 panty liners
  • New Underwear
  • Hot Pad
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Wipes
  • Chocolate or Candy
  • Biodegradable Disposable Bag
Snack Packs
  • Granola Bars
  • Slim Jims
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Crackers
  • Water Bottles
  • Emergen-C or Vitamin C packets
Hygiene Packs
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toilet Paper (if available)
  • Body Wash
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
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