My university has a yearly program called “Stand Down Against Homelessness” where they distribute food and hygeine packages and clothing to the local homeless population. Collections for the distribution are currently in process. They have a list of recommended items … the typical list of nonperishable foods, everyday hygeine items like toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. I’m planning on picking up a bunch of stuff at Costco over the weekend for this.
My question for the Dopers that have been homeless (or anyone else that has an opinion) is this: were there any other items that would have made your life easier during that time, besides the basics? You know, the “little things” that the rest of us might not have thought about. If you can give me some recommendations, I’d love to pick some things up to help make somebody’s life just a little easier.