Volunteer

Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers (4B)


Senator Philip D. Lewis Center
Address: 1000 45th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Senator Philip D. Lewis Center Annex
673 Fairgrounds Road Gate 7
West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Our Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers Program provides 3 meals a day at the Lewis Center and the Lewis Center Annex. It gives local businesses, church groups and private donors the opportunity to sponsor and/or serve meals to the homeless men and women staying at the two homeless resource centers.

Sponsorships are not mandatory but when volunteer groups are unable to sponsor a meal our clients eat the same meals that are served at the Palm Beach County Jail. Your sponsorship is greatly appreciated.

  • Breakfast: Starting at $125
  • Lunch: Starting at $175
  • Dinner: Starting at $350

Breakfast: 6:45 – 7:45am
Lunch: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Dinner: 6 – 7 pm

Group Size: 5-6 volunteers (Note: Volunteering currently not available at the Lewis Center Annex)
For more details or to schedule a volunteer project, please contact Uwe Naujak, Resource Coordinator at unaujak@homelesscoalitionpbc.org or (561) 904-7937

Donation Center


The Homeless Coalition operates a donation center at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center.  It is the collection point for donations and resources and offers opportunities for those wishing to volunteer. We are always in need of dedicated volunteers to help sort & organize donations.

Volunteering at the Donation Center ensures homeless families & individuals have free access to items they need to start over. Items includes housewares, linens, toys, clothing, warm welcome kits, bikes, small appliances, small furniture and more. The donation center welcomes your donations of clothing and household items! We never charge a fee. Items you give to the Donation Center are free to homeless families & individuals in need. Our current needs include:

  • Adult men's & women's undergarments (new)
  • Adult men's & women's socks (new)
  • Diapers all sizes
  • School supplies
  • School uniforms
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dishes
  • Silverware
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Small appliances (Coffee makers, toasters, microwaves, etc.)
  • Household Cleaning Supplies (Brooms, mops, dust pans, dusters, all-purpose, window, floor and bathroom cleaners, dish soap, laundry soap, fabric softener, dryer sheets, trash bags, paper towels) (all new)
  • Men's clothing (dress & casual, tops & bottoms)
  • Men's Shoes
  • Men's Belts

Organize A Drive


Warm Welcome Kits

A donation drive is the perfect way for your organization, family, church, or collegiate group to get involved and make a difference!

The Homeless Coalition is need of toiletries year-round!

Our current needs include:

  • New Adult T-shirt
  • New Crew Socks
  • Wash Cloth
  • Towel
  • Facial Tissue
  • Wipes
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (full sized)
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Comb
  • Bag (string backpack or re-useable shopping bag)

Volunteer Application Process

The Homeless Coalition has hundreds of volunteer opportunities for groups, individuals and students. Thank you for your interest. Please fill out the application below and someone will contact you about serving.

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