Homeless Welcome Home Basket





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: San Diego

Total Budget: $6,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Create Welcome Home Baskets of housing supplies for newly housed homeless individuals, veterans, seniors, and families at Father Joe's Villages

The San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club has partnered with Father Joe's Villages for three years to create Welcome Home Baskets for newly housed homeless people in downtown San Diego. Baskets include about thirty items: pots, pans, utensils, other kitchen items, cleaning and laundry, supplies, and various other household items. The baskets help people make their places feel like home and prepare for subsequent inspections. In February 2022, Father Joe's Villages will be opening their new 407-unit facility, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa, for homeless individuals, veterans, senior citizens, and families moving into the new building. We would use the funds to purchase in bulk items to fill these baskets; then Rotarians work with FJs employees and assemble the baskets at their warehouse for pickup.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: San Diego Downtown Breakfast

Primary Contact: Bobbi Spinner-Flack

Email: bspinnerflack@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





San Diego Downtown Breakfast (5340)









Project Supporting Documents

DDF Bank Info

Union Bank Info for SDDBRC


Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Gillian Semmer

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Bobbi Spinner-Flack

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Bobbi Spinner-Flack

System Entry: Project signed by Bobbi Spinner-Flack.


by Ann Marie Bryan

System Entry: Project signed by Ann Marie Bryan.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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