KZAX & HomesNow Present: Donation Drive for Winter Haven

November 16th 2018 - December 8th 2018

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.

KZAX 94.9lpfm is a non profit community radio station located inside of Make Shift art space. Make Shift also holds the license for the station which had its grand opening in June of 2017. Almost entirely volunteer operated KZAX 94.9LP FM serves the Bellingham community and beyond by focusing on broadcasting content from local programmers, and independent music from the Pacific Northwest and West Coast.

Items Accepted

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

    *if you would like to make a monetary donation please click here*

Where can you drop items off?

Make Shift

Tues-Saturday 12-5pm & Fri & Sat nights depending on event schedule

306 Flora St. Bellingham WA

Avalon Records

Mon-Sat 9:30-8pm Sundays 11-6pm

1330 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Good Earth Pottery

Mon-Sat 11-6pm Sundays 12-5pm

1000 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Guitar Center

Mon-Fri 10-9pm Saturdays 10-8pm Sundays 11-7pm

3960 Meridian St Suite 101, Bellingham, WA 98226