Homeless shelters in the Phoenix area are asking for warm clothing as temperatures drop | Popgen Tech


PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Homeless shelters across the Valley are full as people seek to escape the cold. Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) says all of the more than 600 beds in one of their shelters are being used, and that their family shelter is also full.

Saturday morning will get off to a cold start, with a Freeze Warning issued for the southern and western fringes of metro Phoenix. Now CASS, along with other shelters in the Valley, say they need donations to keep the homeless warm as we head into winter.

Below is what CASS asks for:

  • Coats/jackets
  • Sweaters/Sweatshirts
  • Sports pants
  • Hats/caps
  • New socks and underwear

They say the need for these items is so great that as soon as they receive them, they give them to someone in need. CASS also accepts monetary donations, but says it is unable to accept blankets and pillows at this time.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to CASS, click here. To donate the clothing listed above, you can drop off items at the CASS office at 230 S. 12th Ave. Any gift amount can be used for an Arizona tax credit. Click here to learn more.


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