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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Assembles and Distributes 200 ‘CareKits’ for San Diego’s Homeless

San Diego, CA. (February 13, 2018) – Bank of America Merrill Lynch assembled and distributed 200 HomeAid ‘CareKits’ for San Diego’s homeless population this January. This was possible because of the 20 employees who participated, totaling more than 50 volunteer hours.

The kits were delivered to the folks residing at Alpha Project’s downtown encampment shelter. This location is temporarily housing 325 people; it provides dozens of services and has the primary goal of helping people find permanent housing and become self-sufficient. HomeAid San Diego has partnered with Alpha Project on building projects in the past and plans to be a driving force in their plans to provide housing for our most vulnerable populations.

“HomeAid San Diego is incredibly grateful to Bank of America Merrill Lynch for sponsoring the backpacks and supplies, and to all of the employees who volunteered their time to make a positive impact in our community,” commented HomeAid San Diego Executive Director, Alexis Parker.

HomeAid ‘CareKits’ is a community outreach initiative that brings together donors and volunteers to create and distribute ‘CareKits’ for homeless individuals and families. The ‘CareKits’ are reflective cinch backpacks for the homeless that are filled with essential hygiene and comfort items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, socks, water, washcloths, snacks, and  2-1-1 resource cards that connect them to available services throughout the county.

While these are items that most of us take for granted every day, a kit is much more than the amenities inside – it’s about providing hope and a hand up.

If your company is looking for a worthwhile community outreach activity, please contact HomeAid San Diego. For more information, visit: HomeAid San Diego ‘CareKits’


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