Baby, it’s cold outside: Share some warmth

This is a cross post from our friend Rebecca Freed of Becca’s Blog. Becca and her partner were the host of last spring’s Learn to knit party, where Rachel F. and I first learned about WDDC, which was pivotal in the evolution of HAMO. If you are an East Bay local, please see if you can help.

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Right now, when we’re having the lowest temperatures of the year and wet weather to boot, the clients of the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center could really use your help.

The Drop-in Center needs warm clothes for women and kids, including rain ponchos and coats, umbrellas, socks, hats and gloves.

The center, which has served Berkeley’s homeless and low-income women
and children for over 20 years, provides breakfast and lunch on weekdays, along with support groups, referrals to social services, and a children’s program. The center always needs toiletries to provide to clients, including toothpaste and deodorant.  Diapers, especially for toddlers, are also an ongoing need. An easy way to donate diapers is through the center’s Amazon wish list.

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The center hosts a holiday party for clients as well. You can donate
gifts for women and kids, especially older kids, or even volunteer to
help put on the party. To arrange for a donation, contact the center
by phone (510-548-2884) or e-mail (