House of Charity in need of blanket donations as temperatures drop

House of Charity in need of blanket donations as temperatures drop
Catholic Charities Eastern Washington

As the temperature continues to drop, Catholic Charities is asking the Spokane community to donate blankets to the House of Charity.

The emergency shelter provides sleeping accommodations for 125 men and 60 women each night of the year.

Catholic Charities says, with that many people, it doesn’t take long for blankets to get worn down.

“Just like they do in our own homes, the blankets wear out with use,” said House of Charity Director Heather Schleigh. “As it gets colder out, we need to replace some of them with warm, new blankets.”

Specifically, Catholic Charities is asking for 150 twin-sized blankets. Those blankets will remain at the shelter and not be distributed to individuals, Catholic Charities says.

Donations can be dropped off Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the Catholic Charities Family Services Center.

For other questions, call 509-358-4250.