B4B - Bikers 4 Homeless - Backpacks

 
Be the blessing

Be the blessing

 

The mission of Bikers 4 Homeless is to provide homeless and near homeless individuals with the items they need when living on the streets of Houston.

Values

We treat all people with dignity and respect, always with the understanding that we are part of one community

We are community leaders and advocates for homeless people and people at risk of homelessness.

We are committed to innovation and best practices in our programs.

Type of Food

The food generally consists of cereals, breads, packaged goods, juices, canned goods, snacks, chips, candies, etc. The backpacks (usually a combination of boxes and bags)

 

Goals

Our goal is to make up no less then 20 backpacks with items each month and pass them out to anyone in need.

 

Homeless Gear collects and distributes supplies that people need to survive and meet their basic needs while they are homeless. We are not a clothing bank — our niche is outdoor gear, outerwear, hygiene supplies and non-perishable food. That narrow focus enables us to fulfill our core mission, leverage resources and allow other organizations (e.g. clothing banks) to do what they do best.

Backpacks (framed backpacks)

Daypacks (school-sized backpacks)

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping Pads

Portable Shelters

Tents (small 1-3 person)

Tarps (small)

Stuff Sacks/Duffel Bags

Blankets

Emergency “Space” Blankets

Hand & Foot Warmers

Water Bottles (Nalgene Type)

Flashlights or Headlamps

Battery Powered (Small) Alarm Clocks

Camping/Backpacking “Mess” Kits

Sunglasses

Bike Locks

Coats (No Dress Coats Please)

Winter

Rain Coats or Rain Ponchos

Hoodies (sweatshirts with hoods)

Sweatshirts (no sweaters please)

Hats

Summer

Winter

Winter Gloves

Footwear:

Hiking Boots

Tennis Shoes

Winter Boots (Please, no snowboard or ski boots)

Socks

New only please for summer socks, but “reasonably used” is OK on winter socks

Belts

Warm sweatpants

Underwear:

Men’s and Women’s (New Please)

Thermals (Tops and Bottoms)

Ear Plugs

Insect Repellant

Sunscreen

First Aid Kits and Supplies

Batteries

Personal Hygiene Items:

Disposable Razors

Shaving Cream

Deodorant

Combs/Brushes (new)

Soap

Shampoo

Cleansing Wipes

Bath Towels

Washcloths

Duct Tape

Small Sewing Kits

Shoe Insoles

Foot Powder

Granola Bars

Raisins

Oatmeal or other Instant Hot Cereal

Juice Box, Gatorade, Capri Suns, Bottled Water

Cereal Snack Boxes & Powdered Milk (Individual size)

Fruit Roll Ups or Fruit Snacks

Peanut Butter Crackers

Peanut Butter

Jerky

Trail Mix

Nuts

Fruit Cups

Pudding Cups

Hot Chocolate Packets (just add water)

Cup-A-Noodles

Instant Soups

Instant Mac and Cheese

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