How can I get involved?
There are many ways to help those in our community who are without permanent shelter.
Day Shelter Volunteer
Day Shelter volunteers welcome guests, facilitate shower schedules, interact with guests (playing games, chatting, etc.), help with cleaning, donation organization, and more.
Prepare a meal for guests. If you would like to stay and help serve the meal, you are welcome to do so.
Please note that we're looking for volunteers to provide lunches on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. (We have several great restaurants that donate to us, but these days are not covered by those restaurants.)
We are always looking for people who have a heart for serving and would love to chat with you about unique ways you or your organization could support the ongoing work of Out of the Cold. Email us at email@example.com and let's find the perfect area of service for you.
from 6:30-9:30 pm: Evening hosts help with check in, serving dinner, facilitating showers and laundry (if provided at shelter), interacting with guests (playing games, chatting, etc.), cleaning and more.
Make a Donation
See our item donation needs list below.
Thanks to the strong support of our community, we purchased our building at 318 South Atherton! Now we are fundraising to renovate the space and hire additional staff, working toward our goal of a full-time, permanent shelter in downtown State College.
OOTC is seeking a full-time Executive Director to advocate for clients, partner with other community entities to find creative solutions for homelessness and our lack of affordable housing, and sustain day to day operations of the shelter.
We’re looking for a compassionate, patient, firm, resilient, organized, communication-focused, resourceful, and non-judgmental individual to lead OOTC into its exciting next chapter.
Item Donation Needs
Thank you for your desire to support Out of the Cold through your donations and giving!
These items can be dropped off outside of the day shelter at the rear porch entrance and placed in our donation bin. The day shelter is located at 318 S. Atherton Street in State College. Parking is in the rear of the building and can be accessed from Nittany or Foster Street via H Alley. Hours for donation dropoff are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Our Shelter Wish List:
Current Need Notes:
We have limited storage for blanket donations. Please consider donating these items to other local agencies or thrift shops.
To discuss unlisted items for donation, or to arrange for pick-up or drop-off, please call 814-852-8864 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org