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Strides Shelter is in need of some items

Two rows of cots with gray fitted sheets in a large, bright room.
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City of Champaign Township opened its low-barrier shelter in December in the space that was formerly occupied by C-U at Home at 70 East Washington in Champaign. The shelter is in need of some basic items that are in high demand, so if you are looking for a way to support homeless individuals in the community, here’s a start. They are in most need of:

  • Styrofoam cups
  • Detergent pods
  • Adjustable belts
  • New men’s underwear
  • Deoderant
  • Plastic forks and spoons

You can also take a look at their Target and Amazon wishlists, or give a monetary donation. Looking to get even more involved? They are looking for volunteers as well.

Strides Shelter offers a safe sleeping space for people without barriers related to drug and alcohol use. You can read more about the shelter at Illinois Public Media.

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