- Boise Weekly
“We try not to ever turn anyone away, and a lot of people are sleeping on mats in the common areas,” said Interfaith spokeswoman April Neale. “And right now there are a lot of sick people.”
That's why the shelter is in need of donations of supplies to treat illness.
“It’s a very stressful situation to be homeless and cold and to be around a lot of people in a closed environment who’re sick,” said Neale. “We desperately need over-the-counter cough drops, immunity boosters, Airborne Gummies, and Emergen-C packets.”
Neale added that some of the younger shelter residents would like something else: coloring books and color pencils.
The community can donate items directly at the shelter every day after 6 p.m.
Editor's Note: This story has been amended to clarify Interfaith Sanctuary cannot accept donations of cold medicines—only immunity boosters and drops.