UNunderwear Raiser

December 2, 2020 | 12:00 am


You are invited to support our UNunderwear-Raiser, a socially distanced fundraiser with a purpose!

This year marks our 10th annual event to help support the Extreme Winter Weather Shelter. The first request for supplies a decade ago was BOXERS! That’s why our party was named the “Underwear-Raiser.”

The worldwide pandemic, however, has changed our party. We can’t gather this year at Antolin Cellars, sip wine, enjoy appetizers prepared by Classic Catering and bid on items from the Seattle Seahawks and others auctioned off by Paul Newman. Although our party has transformed to an UNunderwear-Raiser, our mission to assist those experiencing homelessness has not changed.

NEW SHELTER MODEL: This year the Young Adult Extreme Winter Weather Shelter is located at Motel 6 in downtown Yakima. The motel model thankfully offers a safer environment for managing Covid-19. Co-managers live onsite plus the location is close to Rod’s House. Consequently, Rod’s House doesn’t have to provide overnight shelter staff, transportation, or laundry services. We are super excited about this SAFE, COST-EFFECTIVE shelter model.

There are three ways to support the Young Adult Shelter:

(1) DROP OFF SUPPLIES AT ROD’S HOUSE

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Dec. 2, and Thursday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Rod’s House address is 204 S. Naches Avenue, Yakima.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Clothing

  • Long underwear
  • women’s leggings
  • men’s boxers/boxer briefs
  • women’s bikini underwear
  • winter boots (men’s and women’s, all sizes)
  • hats/gloves/scarves
  • (Clothing guidelines: For safety reasons, please no red or blue colors. All clothing must be new.)

Food Items

  • Frozen microwavable meals
  • Gatorade
  • TO GO food containers. So young adults can take leftover food when they check out.

Sleeping Bags/Heavy Blankets

Hygiene Items


(2) DONATE SUPPLIES THROUGH ROD’S HOUSE AMAZON WISHLIST

These are items specifically chosen for Rod’s House Young Adult Extreme Winter Weather Shelter (YAEWWS). Here is the link: https://a.co/9MIR5pm


(3) MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

To mail a donation, please address your check to Rod’s House and mail it to their Post Office Box: Rod’s House, P.O. Box 2283, Yakima WA 98907

TO DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL

Here's the link that will take you directly to Rod’s House website to make a donation. In the upper right-hand corner, click on the button “Donate via PayPal” — https://rodshouse.org/

Let’s work together to support our community’s Young Adult Extreme Winter Weather Shelter!

BRIEFLY yours,

Leslie & Spencer Hatton

Got Questions? Call Spencer at: 509-480-7736

Thanks to Mariano Morales Law for returning as our presenting sponsor