Turning Points in America is collecting the following prepackaged individual serving food items and new or gently used  household and personal items for women and men veterans in-need associated with the Clara White Mission.  This mission provides a clean, welcoming place for Veterans in-need to live while working toward permanent and independent living with 24 months.  Residents are required to be employed and/or currently enrolled in school; participate in case-management and life-skill classes; complete health and mental health assessment and counseling; maintain required sobriety; and participate in substance abuse education classes and support.  This Mission’s very successful transitional housing and Drop-In Day Center are facilities focused on providing resources to assist homeless, low-income veterans in-need.  As veterans graduate, the Mission assists them with some basic housekeeping furnishings for their new independent living residence so the need for furnishings is an ongoing cycle for new veterans entering the programs.  Their Boulevard House is a women veterans facility and the Ashley Street facility has a large portion dedicated to men veterans.

Food Items:  Prepackaged individual serving of sealed or canned items with pop-top tabs, such as Vienna Sausage, Beanie Weenies, fruit cups or similar.  Prepackaged servings of beef jerky, cheese or peanut butter crackers, cookies, snack packs, protein, granola, power or breakfast bars or similar.

Household items.
Bed and bath:  Twin sheets sets, blankets and spreads; bedside lamps and tables, night stands, clock radios, rugs, bath, hand and wash towels, shower curtains and  new pillows.
Kitchen:  Pots, pans, utensils, dinner ware, flatware, coffee pots, food storage containers, new freezer/storage plastic bags, floor rugs,
Cleaning: Mops, brooms, dust/cleaning cloths, laundry and dish detergent,
Toiletry and Personal Items:  Soap, lotions, shampoo, mouth wash, tooth paste, new tooth brushes, combs, brushes, disposal razors, individual sewing kits, tissues, sanitary items and items favored by women.
JTA Bus Tickets for work and appointments.  Can be purchased at most Walgreens.
Miscellaneous:  Foot lockers, postage stamps, umbrellas, Printer ink for Cannon, Image Class, MF 4570dni
Wal-Mart Gift Cards:  Small amount ($5 -$10) card are a luxury and greatly
appreciated.  

Furniture –  Contact Rhonda Henry at Clara White Veterans Program at 904 34-4162 X 1109 to work out delivery for bedroom and living room, chest of drawers, armoires, dressers, couches, chairs, coffee and end tables, twin bed frames and  new twin mattress/springs.  

Where to donate – other than large furniture items:
Westside:  Contact Veteran Volunteer Steve Reynolds at 904 334-7634 or deliver to 7542 Poxima Rod 32210
Mandarin:  Contact Volunteer Barbara Lockyer at 904 651-2673
Southside/Arlington:  Contact Volunteer Deborah Bird at 904 402-2172 or email birdsnest50@comcast.net
West Beaches:  Contact Veteran Volunteer John Heath at 904 705-6439 or email bethandjohn6439@reagan.com or deliver to covered porch at 4128 Tradewinds Dr 32250
Ponte Vedra Beach/St Johns County:  Contact Volunteer Ann Cook at 904 285-0579 or email anncook111@gmail.com 

Thank you for assisting those that served US.  We don’t know them all but we owe them all.