Winter Weather:

This summer 2018, Camp Hope moved back to our original outdoor campsite behind the U-Haul building (formerly Kmart) - 2300 E. Birch Street, Yakima, WA, 98901. We will remain here for two years, as we seek a permanent location. This is our first winter outdoors as a managed encampment.

Our Camp Hope guests live in dormitory-style, military-grade tents. These are the same tents used in overseas deployments and are able to be equipped with specialized HVAC units to properly heat/cool them. However, while
 we are waiting for electricity and utilities to be installed, we face unique cold weather challenges. We appreciate the community's help keeping our guests warm, fed, and on the road to recovery, housing, and employment.

 

 

 

How can I help?​​

  • MEALS: We are looking for groups to bring and serve fully-cooked dinners. Click here for more info and to sign up.

  • DRIVERS: Connection to local service providers is a key component in exiting homelessness. With no local bus stop near Camp Hope, we need help driving guests to medical/mental health appointments and job interviews in our Camp Hope vehicles. We are also looking for drivers for our Homeless Outreach Team which provides 24-hour, year-round transportation to Camp Hope for individuals and families experiencing homelessness all over Yakima County. We get referrals from local police departments, EMS, hospitals, businesses, and many more. Interested? Contact us here.

  • OUTREACH: ​We are looking for help with our Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) - to distribute sandwiches/blankets with our HOT team, or to help create Dignity Bags to be distributed during street outreach and to local police/fire departments (i.e. shaving razors, shave cream, hygiene, shampoo, etc). Contact us here.

  • SPECIAL PROJECTS: If you are interested in helping with light construction or fix-it projects like building wheelchair ramps, painting, constructing sub-flooring, etc. Contact us here​.

  • DONATED GOODS: Want to help us organize in-coming donations in our donations trailer? Interested in organizing a donation drive at your workplace for Camp Hope? Contact us here. 

 

Urgently Needed Items:​​

 

​SMALLER ITEMS:

  • Coats (size L - 4XL for layering)

  • Winter gloves, scarves, hats, socks

  • Cold-weather sleeping bags

  • Disposable paper goods - paper towels, napkins, kleenex, toilet paper

  • Disposable dinnerware - cups, plates, bowls, cutlery

  • Travel-size toiletries (disposable razors, mini shampoo/conditioners, soaps)

  • Bath towels
  • Pancake mix & syrup

  • Instant oatmeal

  • Eggs

Feel free to drop off donations at Camp Hope - 2300 E. Birch Street, Yakima, WA 98901. Please keep in
mind the busiest time for our staff is nightly check-in from 4-6 pm. For questions, call our Camp Hope
office - 509-424-1228.

LARGER ITEMS:

  • Winter tires for our bus (approx. $1,200 total)

  • Winter tires for our 2 Crown Victoria vehicles (approx. $750 each set)

  • Laptop computers

  • Projector for presentations/videos

For questions, call our Development office - 509-426-2929.

*posted 2/19/2019