The holidays are a time of joy for so many but also a time of great need for others.  The Daniel Pitino Shelter here in Owensboro is seeking help from the community.

WHAT IS THE DANIEL PITINO SHELTER?

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The Daniel Pitino Shelter serves as a safe and secure place for women, women with children, and families experiencing homelessness. Housing Stabilization programs and community resource referrals are also available.

The shelter has been in operation since the early 90s and has helped to house those without homes for many years.

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Here's more information from their website;

The Daniel Pitino Shelter properties have the capacity to serve 65 emergency shelter guests in the main emergency shelter; four families in the 3BR/1BA transitional homes; and 12 individuals or couples in the 12 units of the 1 BR/1BA Nicky Hayden Apartments.  In addition, our onsite St. Stephen Cathedral Soup Kitchen provides nutritional meals not only to our shelter guests, but also the community 365 days a year with the assistance of its volunteers and donations.  This additionally provides volunteer opportunities for community members on the business and personal level.

 

HELP THEM FILL THE VANS FOR A FOOD DRIVE

Food is one of the most needed items not just during the holidays but all year long.  The Pitino Shelter provides meals not only for residents staying at the shelter but for anyone needing a hot meal each day.  They serve our community on a daily basis which puts them in need of a lot of food.

You can help fill their vans at two different locations starting today, Friday, November 11, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kroger on Starlite Drive in Owensboro and on Monday, November 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kroger (Wesleyan Park Plaza) and then again on Friday, November 18, at IGA on 25th Street from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you cannot make it to any of these drop-off dates you can always deliver items straight to the shelter at 501 Walnut Street here in Owensboro.

Here's a list of items you can donate:Da

Ramen Noodles
Spaghetti Noodles
Canned Soups
Packaged Crackers
Non-Perishable Food Items
Waters
Toiletry Items
Sanitary Items
Hygiene Items

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