Homeless Clothing Drive Giveaway at area Homeless Shelter Information:

  • All SOS members or friends in grades 6 through 12 attending Homeless Shelter Trip need to have a signed permission slip turned in by the time buses pull out at 7 AM.
    • Click here for copy of permission slip to attend this Homeless Shelter Trip

    • Homeless Shelter Giveaway  Bus Sign Ups

      • https://signup.com/Group/1254315732083/
        • This is the FR SOS Signup page, but any SOS members from all 3 chapters can attend.  The sign up for buses from this link is for FR students since it will be a field trip from FR.  If you are are a Plum SOS member or St. B SOS member, you can follow our buses to the shelter or meet us at the shelter.
        • Choose Bus Signup for Homeless Shelter Event and select number of seats that you are reserving and make sure you choose the seats on the correct bus.    (SOS members can save up to 3 seats for themselves and 2 family members)
  • All patrons visiting local shelter meet at Middle School parking lot at 6:45 AM on March 2, 2018. (original date of 2/19/18 was postponed due to FRSD school cancellation) Buses leave at 7 AM sharp for local homeless shelter.
  • SOS will send one bus and two box truck filled with the donations and materials needed to set up a store front at a local Pittsburgh Homeless Shelter.  The box trucks and buses will arrive at the shelter listed below by 7:30-7:45 AM.
    • Light of Life Mission
      • 10 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • SOS members, friends, and family will unpack truck and set up store front by using tables, boxes, and coat racks to set up shopping area by 8:15-8:20 AM.  The Homeless of the shelter will start shopping by 8:25 or 8:30 until 9:30 to 9:40 AM.  SOS families will pack up remaining items that could not be donated to either the homeless individuals or the homeless shelter back in the box truck by 10 AM.  Bus and truck leaves site at 10 AM and returns back to Franklin Regional Middle School by 10:30ish AM.
    • Students will return to school by 10:30 AM to resume normal school day at that point.
  • All sign ups for this Homeless Clothing Drive event must adhere to the following stipulations:

1.) A total of 3 people per SOS member  may sign up to attend the event and ride these buses to the event free of charge. (SOS member is one of the 3, so 2 additional family members may also attend per SOS member, often parent(s) or parent and sibling) Only SOS members can attend this field trip since during school.  Only additional family members who are not students of FRMS can attend the field trip in addition to the SOS member(s) and ride these buses to and from the Shelter.

2.) One of the 3 people per family must be a current SOS member(s) that has paid their dues during the current school year. If multiple SOS members in same family, multiply number of members by 3 and that is number of spots on bus that family is entitled to if seats are available.

3.) All children under age of 18 attending event must print and turn in permission slip for this event or they will not be allowed on the bus on the morning of the trip.  Here is the link for the permission slip:

http://www.servingothersouls.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/permission_slip_homeless_event_revised-2018-Light-of-Life.pdf

4.) If additional members of SOS member’s family (beyond the 3 that are already riding on the buses), they must drive a separate car and follow the buses to the shelter.  SOS requires that family to send an email to servingothersouls@gmail.com to indicate that additional members (beyond the up to 3 spots on the bus) will be attending in separate car.

Address for Light of Light Mission:

  • 10 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

5.) SOS can not guarantee the number of homeless that will be present at this event.  SOS asks all families to be open to whatever happens at these shelters as an opportunity to teach our members charity and empathy.