Cumberland County Code Blue

Stuff the Truck 2018

What is Cumberland County Code Blue?

Cumberland County Code Blue is an initiative designed to protect homeless citizens of Cumberland County from frigid and hazardous winter weather conditions. Presently Code Blue is offered in three major municipalities (Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton), and operates from November thru April each year. For more information on the specifics of Code Blue, please go to our website m25initiative.org


5 years of Code Blue Seasons 


1 Goal to keep our neighbors safe


 200 + Individuals Served



4th Annual Stuff the Truck

What is Stuff the Truck?

Stuff the Truck is an annual event designed to gather the necessary items to help bring comfort to Code Blue guests. Items obtained during this event include basic necessities (hygiene products, etc.)

Stuff the Truck is an effort to procure these items and help make the cold winter months a little brighter for our less fortunate neighbors.

 

Stuff the Truck 2018

 

Our Goal:    To help our homeless neighbors this coming winter by collecting backpacks with the items they would need on a daily basis.

 

Why backpacks?:

It is hard to have items stored securely for our guests, and it is also hard to carry bulky items long distances. While fairly small, backpacks allow our guests the ability to carry what they need in a secure fashion.


How can you help?:

Help us Stuff the Truck! This year we will be organizing a backpack drive, and these backpacks will stuff the truck for our homeless neighbors!!


Suggested Backpack Ideas

If you would like to customize your backpack for a woman or man- place a colored ribbon/bow (pink for female and blue for male) or purchase the colored backpack to match the gender specified.

 

  • Hygiene Products (Trial Size)
  • Scarves (New)
  • Hats (New)
  • Water Resistant Gloves (New)
  • Socks (New)
  • Water Bottles
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Band-Aids
  • Chopstick
  • Nail Clippers / Men’s Grooming Kits
  • Tissues
  • Wash Cloths
  • Baby Powder/Foot Powder (Trial Size)
  • Small Snacks (Pretzels, granola bars, fruit snacks, cookies) *avoid perishables*

 

***Please use only items on this list. Some things have been excluded for safety reasons. Please contact us with questions about items as needed**

 

Drop off locations:

Calvary Chapel Vineland

4630 Mays Landing Road

Vineland, NJ 08361

Contact: Cathy Gardner 856.332.1330

shinemylite@gmail.com


Vineland Library

1058 E Landis Avenue

Vineland, NJ 08360


Collection Date:

Sunday, January 14,2018