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Basic Needs Gift Card Drive




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How Often Is This Offered?


Age Range

  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



At Downtown Streets Team our programs empower individuals and act as a stepping stone into employment, housing, and a better life. Gift cards provide an easy way for unhoused people to fulfill their basic needs. We've found that our Team Members enjoy having the flexibility to purchase the items they need, as they need them. This helps them feel more secure as they pursue housing and employment.

What's Needed To Complete

Gift card values can be $10 and up. Safeway MyChoice Walmart Walgreens Target CVS Pharmacy Any food, clothing, or gas shops are accepted.

Special Requirements


How It Makes A Difference

DST conducts outreach weekly to people who are living on the streets. Having household items to get their new place started will encourage the individuals to feel at home. These kits are powerful and help empower our newly housed Team Members.

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*


Please contact Latisha Santos, Development & Events Coordinator, at or (408) 318-0335.

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