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Homeless Veteran Clothing and Hygiene Product Drive

Community ProgramsFor years people have been providing clothing to Good Will stores and other thrift stores only so the stores can sell them to low income people. With the Homeless Veterans Clothing Drive (HVCD) you can be sure that your clothes are given directly to a homeless Veteran for no cost. SHV is accepting and distributing male and female clothing. Please consider donating unused undergarments and socks as well. These are always useful! Make your next trip to the Good Will count and donate them to the HVCD today!

Clothing Suggestions:
1. Pants sizes 28 to 44
2. Shirts sizes M to 5XL
3. Packaged underwear
4. Clean socks size 9 - 12

Hygiene Product Suggestions:
1. Soap/Toothpaste/Toothbrush
2. Shampoo/Deodorant/Lotion

It’s simple and very effective...SHV is responsible for clothing several Veterans already and our numbers continue to grow. Contact: Ms. Cara Colantuono at or at 267-294-1191

VETS into Action

VETS into ActionSupport Homeless Veterans, Inc has launched an initiative to improve the lives of the Veterans we serve while at the same time enhancing the communities around them.

VETS into action is dedicated to restoring communities and maintaining positive initiatives that enhance the quality of life of Philadelphia residence. Partnered with the Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHA), SHV provides volunteer opportunities for recovering Veterans to get involved locally.

Having our Veterans in noticeable red shirts working as a team, our goal is to have community members not only welcome our Veterans into their communities, but want them there because our Veterans are helpful, resourceful, and dependable.

How to get involved: SHV’s VETS into Action team is currently taking requests for community projects in the Philadelphia area. Please contact SHV at or over the phone at 267-294-1191

Pen Pals

Join us in Honoring our Nations Heroes by supporting our fundraising events or by joining our free pen pal program. Recently discharged Veterans are standing up to Support the Homeless Veterans by offering their time to greet the people. Corporal Edwin Morels is a proud supporter of Support Homeless Veterans and is pleased to be home after six years of service in the United States Marine Corp and two deployments to Iraq. Ready to be a peer mentor?