- Pack kidsPACKs
- Deliver kidsPACKs to schools
- Administrative or clerical work at our kidsPACK office
- Hold a food drive or local fundraising event
Annual Point in Time Count 2017
Point in Time Count
Last week of January 2017
(date to be determined)
We assemble teams made up of experienced service providers and community volunteers to canvass Polk County in search of our unsheltered homeless citizens. Those teams are responsible for interviewing any homeless persons within their assigned specific geographic area in the county. One shift will work in the morning, and one shift will work in the afternoon. Once your team has counted everyone in the assigned area, you will turn in your survey forms to your team leader. Done!
How do we do it?
In order to understand what kinds of services we need in our community, we first need to understand the population that we’re working with. Are there more families or individuals? How many are veterans? How many have a disability? How long have they been experiencing homelessness? These are some of the questions we ask so that our Continuum of Care can make constructive decisions about the projects we fund in Polk County going forward.
Unlike some larger metropolitan areas with highly concentrated centers of population, our population is spread out over 2,000 square miles. With so much ground to cover (Polk is the 4th largest county in Florida!) we need as many volunteers as we can get. We need teams in each of our many cities, towns, and small communities. Last year with the help of about 50 volunteers we counted 260 unsheltered persons, and we know there could be many more that we missed. This year our goal is 100 volunteers to make sure we cover as much area as possible in one day.
We can’t do it without you.
This is your opportunity to make difference in your community. Our goal is to end homelessness in Polk County, and we are very serious about it! If you would like to help us with this year’s PIT count, please add your contact information to the attached form, and email to email@example.com
Training will begin in December.
Our mission is to foster personal development and leadership skills, primarily through service learning opportunities; teens in middle and high school can earn a lot of community service hours through our programs!
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