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City of Moses Lake

Posted on: February 18, 2021

Museum is a collection point for Sleep Center donations

Help for the Homeless donation list


The Museum is happy to announce a collaboration with Open Doors Sleep Center! The Museum will now be a collection spot for donations that are heading for Open Doors. Curbside drop off is available. Call the Museum’s front desk at 509 764-3830 upon arrival and Museum staff will collect your donation. Visitors to the Museum who are scheduled for a tour or program are welcome to bring donations with them. PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will not be taking food donations at this time (with the exception of bottled water) but everything else listed is welcome. Food can be donated through HopeSource or the Housing and Grants Coordinator for the City of Moses Lake.
What is Open Doors?
Open Doors Sleep Center is a shelter that has, to date, served 68 unique individuals, providing a cumulative of 641 nights of shelter since its opening day. Through the Sleep Center, seven individuals have found their way out of homelessness. Four guests have been transitioned into housing, two guests have been admitted to rehab facilities and one guest has been reconnected to family and is no longer living unsheltered. The mission of Project Open Doors is to advocate for the homeless people in Moses Lake in order to improve quality of life, increase public awareness of issues of homelessness, impact public policy and to prevent and end homelessness. Please visit the City's website at http://cityofml.com/1005/Help-for-the-Homeless for more information about donating and background on the program.
What can I donate?
Open Doors Sleep Center provides essential needs to guests as they are checking in at night. These items include sleeping bags, blankets, coats, hats, gloves, socks, and other winter essentials. The Sleep Center relies on donations to provide these items that are so needed during our cold weather months. The following list are essential items that are needed on an on-going basis:
• Sleeping Bags • Wool Blankets
• Bottled Water
• Non-perishable food items, such as individually packaged snack bars, crackers, etc.
• Toiletries – Women’s hygiene products, travel sized shampoo and conditioners, travel sized toothpaste and toothbrushes, body soap, disposable razors, travel sized shaving cream, etc.
Hot food items can be donated, as long as they meet Health District guidelines:
• Hot food must be prepared in a commercial kitchen
• All food must be individually packaged for distribution
These are the most essential items that tend to deplete the quickest. If you are interested in providing a donation, other than using the Museum, this can be done by contacting HopeSource or the Housing and Grants Coordinator for the City of Moses Lake.
HopeSource
509-707-0179, epando@hopesource.us
1000 W. Ivy Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837

City of Moses Lake Housing and Grants
Coordinator Taylor Burton
(509) 764-3742, tburton@cityofml.com

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