7 Children Residents in Shelter

Volunteer

Over the last couple of weeks the Onslow Homeless Shelter has had seven (7) children residents- ages range from 2 to 14 years. The National Center on Family Homelessness says "One in 45 children experience homelessness in America each year. That's over 1.6 million children. While homeless, they experience high rates of acute and chronic health problems. The constant barrage of stressful and traumatic experience also has profound effects on their development and ability to learn."

Items in need include:

  • Fruits and healthy snacks for kids
  • Back to school supplies
  • Children underwear and socks
  • Children hygiene kits
  • Kids meals on the weekend, i.e., pizza
  • PG movie gift certificates
  • Cash donations designated for “shelter families” – to purchase bus passes

Shelter contact person: Deandra Stills, 910-347-3227