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As part of the KZAX Presents showcases, KZAX is partnering with HomesNOW! to help supply the needs of the Winter Haven tent encampment. Beginning Nov. 16 and leading up to a KZAX Presents show on Dec. 8. 

HomesNOW! Bellingham is a group of volunteers working together to provide homes and shelter for the homeless in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Winter Haven is a proposed temporary safe camping site for the local homeless community. The project will begin around December 2018 or January 2019 and will last until March 2019. The site will consist of 20 tents that will be either single or double occupancy. Winter Haven will be a drug and alcohol-free camp. Residents will be selected based on a rigorous screening process with input from the HOT team. Winter Haven residents will likely consist of people who are either working or disabled and who have a source of income. Residents will be hand-picked based on their likelihood to succeed in this community living setting. Residents will be required to follow a strict code of conduct, which includes requirements for behavior, quiet hours, guest policies, cleanliness, and participation in community chores. 

From Nov. 16 – Dec. 8 donations will be accepted at: 

  • Make.Shift 
  • Avalon Records 
  • Good Earth Pottery 
  • Guitar Center 

We’re in particular need of: 

  • Socks 
  • Bras and men’s & women’s underwear 
  • Menstrual products (pads, tampons, etc)  

We will also accept: 

  • Backpacks/Bags/Rolling Luggage 
  • Sleeping Bags 
  • Tents 
  • First Aid Kits 
  • Lighters 
  • Batteries 
  • Cell Phone Chargers 
  • Packaged Food, Beverages 
  • Hygiene Products (Toothpaste, soap, tampons/pads, mouthwash, shampoo) 
  • Food gift cards 
  • Cell Phones that still work with wifi (We can get them free phone numbers for job hunting) 
  • Books 
  • Dog and Cat food 


For more information and a complete list of accepted donation items visit Make.Shift’s blog at www.makeshiftproject.com/blog-page 

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