Grayson Shelter needs donations for holiday season

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) - With the holidays coming up it's the Grayson Shelter's busiest time of the year, and they need donations.

"Homeless doesn't mean helpless," event coordinator at the Grayson Shelter, Rosalind Hendricks said.

Hendricks said the shelter's purpose is to help people get back on their feet.

Hendricks said they need all household supplies from butter to toilet paper.

"It will immensely help, you know gifts for the kiddos, and people less fortunate," Hendricks said.

One way the shelter receives funding is through the thrift store next door.

"We get all of the donations that come in, we process them, we price them, we sell them, and all the proceeds go straight to the shelter," Manager at the Crowded Closet Thrift Store, Christine Vann said.

Vann said anyone can come in to shop at a discount.

People in need can get vouchers at the shelter to shop for free.

"There's always people that need help and that's what we're here for," Vann said.

Vann said they make about $6,000 a month, and it all goes straight to the shelter.

She said to keep this up, they need donations.

"Clothing, coats, furniture, sheets, towels, bedding," Vann said.

Beverly Stephenson volunteers five days a week, and said she's seen the shelter and the store give people hope.

"A lot of people need help in Denison, I've seen a lot of people on the streets, and it's to help the people that need it," Stephenson said.