Homeless Welcome Home Baskets





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: San Diego

Total Budget: $8,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: 160 Welcome Home Baskets for Homeless persons transitioning into permanent housing in the downtown San Diego area

In the next six months or so approximately 160 homeless persons will be transitioning from temporary tent housing into permanent housing on their own. This transition is a daunting one for anyone let alone someone who has been living on the streets for some time. In order to assist in this difficult transition we are putting together the baskets, each of which contains about 35 basic household items including basic hygiene items - soap, detergent, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper, sanitary wipes, wash cloths and towels; eating and cooking utensils - silverware, plates, glasses and cups; cleaning supplies - broom and dustpan, 409, laundry baskets, etc. The project will involve putting together a little over 75 baskets a quarter. Each basket will cost approximately $50 for the 35 items (based on past experience with Welcome Home Baskets this past Rotary year). Members will shop for items at low cost stores such as Dollar Tree, Walmart, in bulk; will assemble and distribute the baskets. Each basket as in the part will have a personal handwritten note by a member wishing the recipient good luck from out Rotary Club.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: San Diego Downtown Breakfast

Primary Contact: Robert Semmer

Email: rsemmer1@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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San Diego Downtown Breakfast (5340)









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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Mike Whitehurst

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by George Mullen.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Robert Semmer.


by Mike Whitehurst

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Scott Carr

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Mike Whitehurst

Alpha Project will be a phase two beneficiary as it will be working with the city/county for transitioning homeless people from transitional housing to permanent housing.

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