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SGVCOG Donation Drives

Through targeted donation drives across the San Gabriel Valley, Village 143 aims to support people experiencing homelessness by collecting essential items to help them meet their basic needs. The goal of this program is to assist those experiencing homelessness, leading with compassion and empathy, and building relationships with local organizations, service providers, and city partners.

Village 143 was started in 2022 and is named after the pager code for "I Love You" to remind all of us to love each other and support our neighbors through acts of kindness.


SGVCOG will host a new donation drive or event each quarter to help unhoused SGV community members. Check back for additional information about future Village 143 donation drives!

Solemates Shoe Drive
Current Drive - Winter 2023

We are currently collecting donations of new shoes and socks for people experiencing homelessness. Shoes don't just provide comfort and protection from the environment, they also inspire the confidence and empowerment to keep moving forward! 

Donate today!

For any questions about the drive, please contact Meredith Sharkey at

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Program Accomplishments

  • In June 2022, the program collected enough menstrual hygiene products to create more than 150 Positive Period Packs, which were distributed through service providers in the SGV.

  • In September 2022, the program supported the opening of SGVCOG's interim shelter site, Serenity Homes, for families experiencing homelessness. Staff coordinated donations and volunteer engagement to make the site a welcoming home for the families.

  • In October 2022, SGVCOG partnered with Pomona College to assemble 150 snack kits, 300 activity kits for children, and 500 hygiene kits.

  • In December 2022, more than 100 holiday gifts were donated to 13 families experiencing homelessness at Serenity Homes.

Thank you for helping to support our
unhoused neighbors in the San Gabriel Valley!

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