People Care Pet Pantry
People Care Pet Pantry has the honor of being friends withDana Parish.An accomplished vocalist and song writer. It is with an overwhelming thank you to her, Andrew Hollander and Andy Love that we are allowed to use Broken Ones as background music for our People are Pet Pantry - Broken Ones - 2014 video. Thank you all. Please feel free to share with everyone world wide.
People Care Pet Pantry knew that the pets of the homeless were their lifeline of love and hope. Most of them would rather live and sleep on the street than give up their pet. It is a bond that can not and should not be broken.
we felt there is a continual need to not only help the low income, but the homeless as well. In doing this, we try to supply them with pet food, bedding and pet coats so their only companion does not starve or freeze.
One of the best ways to help a homeless person is to show them respect. As you look into their eyes, talk to them with genuine interest, and recognize their value as an individual, you will give them a sense of dignity that they rarely experience.
We started out simple, Joining a group called Springtime of Hope located in Akron, Ohio. They cater food to help feed those that need a good nourishing meal at least once a week, plus housing and spirtual guidance when asked for it.
Our first time out we only brought pet food. As the time progressed we realized that even though Springtime of Hope was also giving them items that had been donated, we, the Pet Pantry, felt the need to do more, And We Have.
Some made poor choices but others didn't. Even if they did make poor choices, no one deserves homelessness. Homeless people are not worth less than you. They are still someone's child. Talk to them and treat them the way you would want to be treated.
When you talk to them, talk simply and get to the point. This is not because they're stupid but because being hungry or cold can impair a person's judgement. They may have trouble understanding you and they may need help reasoning through problems.
While it's wise to exercise caution and take measures to ensure your personal safety when ministering to the homeless, by identifying with the real person behind the face on the streets, your caring will be much more effective and rewarding
PCPP would like the reach out to the homeless in the Portage County. In doing this, we need to reach out to organizations that deal specifically with these people so we can also help them feed their pets. Please call us if you know of any groups that help the homeless.
We are always looking for new ideas or beneficial way that the public has the ability to do.
Finding this idea on Facebook is a great way to help those through tough times. I absolutely love this idea! Blessing Bags to keep in the car when you pass homeless people. Something special you can do with the kids to teach them about caring for others.
BLESSING BAGS CONTAIN:
Gallon size Ziplock bags
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
full or hotel size shampoos
In separate zipper bag
pack of gum
coins or predetermined dollar amount, say 5.00 (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
you could also put in a warm pair of socks
a packet rain poncho
tampons (for women)
The ideas could be endless!
Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.
We are always asking for donations for those that have nothing more than the simple things they are able to carry. Even though it is not winter yet, while looking through those items, think about us and what we do to help others...You can help them too.
The items listed below are on the wish list.
Clean, durable warm sleeping bags
New or slightly used blankets that are washable
NEW Socks - both men and women
Clean and washable warm winter coats ( children - women - men Large, XL, XXL, XXXL)
Gloves, hats, scarves
Men and women's underwear
Toiletry Items - toothpaste, toothbrush, bar soap, and deodorant
New or slightly used clean (Clorox) towels and washcloths
Batteries (AAA, AA and D)
During the winter months, when we hand out blankets, we give them two. One for them and one for the pet. We hand out toiletries and anything else that we may have gotten. During the winter months, it is even more important to help keep these people warm. Unfortunately there are some that freeze to death and there is no one looking for them or seem to care that they are gone.