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Plano Overnight Warming Station in need of donations, as winter storm hits



PLANO, TX-  The Plano Overnight Warming Station(POWS) is a result organization of collaboration between The Salvation Army, Collin County Homeless Coalition, City of Plano and area churches to provide the homeless people with overnight sheltering during this freezing period.

At POWS, people are provided with a place to sleep, a meal, hot shower and warm clothes.

As the number of visitors rises, with over 85 visitors per night, POWS is asking for help from the fellow residents. They are in need of warm clothing and hygiene items.

The public can help in one of two ways.

1. Donate new or gently used items (see below for requested items) at the following drop-off locations in Plano through Feb. 28.

Please call or check these locations’ hours of operation online before visiting with your donations.

  • East Plano Islamic  Center (EPIC): 4700 14th St.  | (214) 744-3786
  • Dubs Tea N Eats: 3131 Custer Rd. #178 | (972) 985-2700
  • Taverna Rossa: 4005 Preston Rd.  #512 | (972) 403-3321
  • Pinstack Plano: 6205 Dallas Pkwy. | (972) 781-2695

Items that can be accepted at the drop-off locations include men’s’ and women’s’ shoes, socks, underwear,  jeans, t-shirts, coats, winter gloves and winter hats. The most urgently needed items this week include:

  • Mens’ shoes in sizes 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Mens’ jeans in sizes 30, 32, 34 / length 32
  • Mens’ boxer briefs (new) in sizes M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
  • Men’s beanies in black, brown, tan, gray
  • Mens’ coats in sizes L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
  • Mens’ waterproof winter gloves
  • Mens’ hoodies in sizes L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
  • Travel-size hygiene items such as deodorant, lip balm, tissues, sanitizer etc.

2. Make a financial donation by check, allowing POWS to shop for clothing and hygiene items.

Make checks payable to The Salvation Army-POWS, and mail checks to:

The Salvation Army-POWS
P.O. Box 86006
Plano, TX 75074

For more information on the Plano Overnight Warming Station, please visit