Valley Restart Fundraiser — August 12

Valley Restart Center, a homeless shelter, is holding its fourth annual Hot August Nights street fair, barbecue and car show on Sunday, August 12th, 2012 from 5 pm – 8 pm, at Community Christian Church, 41762 Stetson Avenue, Hemet.

The street fair will feature almost 50 vendor booths.  Live entertainment will be provided by the Trash Can Band and others.  This event also includes water slides and a jump house.

All proceeds will go to operations at Valley Restart Center, which assists about 200 homeless people each year.

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Here is their ONGOING needs list.  Feel free to bring items to this event or to the shelter located on 200 East Menlo Avenue.


Even when we can’t house people we try to help them with food. We also try to give a supply of food to those moving on from the Center. The following items are always greatly appreciated.

Items Needed for Valley Restart Shelter


Can veggies
Macaroni and chesses
Box potatoes (mashed, Au Gratin, scalloped)
Spaghetti noodles
Spaghetti sauce (with meat).
Hamburger helper
Tuna helper
Powered milk
Dry beans
Peanut butter
Can meat (whole chicken, Spam, potted meat, canned tuna)
Canned beans (Baked or pork and beans)
# 10 cans of Ravioli
# 10 can of spaghetti O’s
# 10 can of Baked Beans
Can soup and (Top Ramen and or cup of noodles.)
Egg noodles
Baby food for all ages (baby cereal, rice or oatmeal)
Easy made deserts (Jell-O, pudding, cake mix with frosting)
Powdered drink mix (Pre- sweetened lemon aide, tang, sweetened kool-aid)

Plastic Forks, knives, spoons
Styrofoam plates (8 8/7”) bowls, cups (8 oz)
Paper plates (for lunches)
Napkins, paper towels
Bath towels
Good strong can openers
Men and women socks
All size Diapers, deodorant, razors, shampoo, crème rinse

Please keep in mind that we cannot accept food that is opened, dented or without a label. Thank you so much for all your help.


About Hemet Sunshine

I am a homeschooling mom living in Hemet, California. I am interested in building a better community for the ones I love.
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