Jackson homeless shelter needs coffee, toiletries ahead of frigid week

Temperatures are expected to sink below freezing and the doors of the shelter will be open as a safe haven for those who have nowhere to go.

Jackson homeless shelter needs coffee, toiletries ahead of frigid week
Stewpot's Opportunity Center; Source: Facebook

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson homeless shelter, Stewpot’s Opportunity Center, is open to the homeless ahead of this frigid week. The Opportunity Center opens any night the temperature drops below 35 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to sink below freezing this week and the doors of the shelter will be open as a safe haven for those who have nowhere to go.

The Opportunity Center is a day shelter for homeless men, women, and families. The center is located in west Jackson at 845 W. Amite Street.

According to their Facebook page, “the center offers a safe, comfortable place to receive the basic needs a person seeking work should have such as laundry, showers, phones, etc. The Center also serves as a one-stop shop for people to access mainstream services including mental health, housing assistance, employment services and more.”

January is almost over-Goodness!! Our needs as of right now is COFFEE!!! We are very low Cream, sugar and men’s underwear are also needed!

Posted by Stewpot's Opportunity Center on Monday, January 20, 2020

Immediate needs for the shelter are as follows:

Coffee

Cream and sugar

Men’s underwear (all sizes)

Deoderant

Razors

Soap

Any toiletries

(The shelter has plenty of donated socks at this time)

Thanks so much to Bed Bath and Beyond for the huge box of thermal socks!! Everyone got nice, warm socks!!! (Our model was showing that real men can wear pink!! Lol!!)

Posted by Stewpot's Opportunity Center on Thursday, December 12, 2019

Any donations can be dropped off at the shelter on Amite Street.

For more information, or to find out more ways you can help, please call (601) 949-3540

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