Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services - Social Work

First Advisor

Clifford Andrews


Monterey County has a high rate of homeless individuals. CSUMB Community Health Engagement (CHE) in Salinas, CA, provides various services and resources to homeless individuals to help meet their basic needs. A collection drive was a resourceful project implemented to allocate items to be donated to homeless individuals during CHE's outreach efforts through different encampments. The intern's implementation methods used various methods to spread the word about the event, including creating a flyer, using media, and networking. The expected outcome was to have people donate various items to give back to homeless individuals during CHE's outreach efforts or tabling events. The donation drive had a small turnout but was still successful, as more than thirty items were donated to help homeless individuals meet their basic needs. The agency's continued outreach efforts will continue to be an essential factor in providing homeless individuals with services and resources in the future.