WeCount is a free app that enables direct donations of essential items to homeless people. WeCount, creates a peer-to-peer online network where people can make anonymous requests for things that they need — a sleeping bag, socks, coats, personal hygiene items and other essentials — and someone else can fill that need by dropping off the items at approximately 30 sites around the city. (As of 11:46am on Feb 1, 2019, the wecount.org website is down for development, Please feel free to keep checking via the link below).
When people register with WeCount, they can ask for items or fulfill requests while maintaining their anonymity. The site does not ask for users’ last names so identities remain private. Donors drop off requested items at locations such as emergency shelters, housing units, community service offices and churches and other religious facilities. The recipient picks up the item that’s labeled for them, with oversight from staff at the drop-off site to ensure that people take the correct donations.
Organizations partnering with WeCount to provide drop-off and pick-up sites include the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department, Union Gospel Mission, the YMCA, United Way of King County, Seattle University, All Home, Downtown Emergency Services Center, the Low Income Housing Institute and Facing Homelessness.
All of the information provided on this page & the banner image comes from the wecount.org website (Updated July 19, 2018)