Before planning your drive or volunteer activity, please review our Urgent Needs page to confirm our current most critical needs and reach out to Holly for any questions (email@example.com; 704-943-9550).
Host a Fundraiser – Hosting a fundraiser is a great way to ensure our students’ needs are met throughout the year. Successful ideas include “Pay to Wear Jeans on Fridays”, bake sales, sports tournaments, 5K’s, golf tournaments, raffles and auctions.
Fundraising and event questions, email Jen Diederich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conduct a Donation Drive – Our children’s critical needs vary throughout the year depending on the season, the point in the school year and the generosity of the community. Our staff and limited storage space can be overwhelmed when an unexpected overabundance arrives, even if it meets our client children’s basic needs (public school uniform items, snacks, toiletries and school supplies).
**Please check our URGENT NEEDS list for guidance.**
Snack Bags (only August 15-May 15) – Individually packed/single-size snacks: 1 Grain: Crackers, Popcorn, Nutragrain/breakfast/protein bars (no peanuts), Pretzels, Goldfish, Chex Mix, Trail Mix, Animal Crackers, Slim Jim/beef jerky (NO PEANUT BUTTER OR PEANUT PRODUCTS PLEASE). 1 Drink: Juice, Capri Sun or Small Water. 1 Fruit: Squeezable fruit pouches, fruit cup, applesauce or healthy snack.
**Please refrain from including large bottled water, soda, chocolate milk, Hugs juice jugs and sports drinks.
**Please DO NOT include anything with Peanuts or Peanut Butter in them to protect kids with these allergies in schools. This includes items “made in a facility with nuts or peanuts.”
Upkeep our Resource Rooms – With the generous donations from the community, we occasionally need to organize our resource rooms that hold the snacks, uniforms, toiletries and other items our students need. Groups of about 5-7 are invited to come help us out for a 1-2 hour block. Email Holly Wiggins at email@example.com to coordinate available date/time and activity for your group.
Snack Deliverers: Deliver snacks to a designated school regularly (once/week, twice/month or once/month). Snack deliverers can pack snacks or pick up packed snacks from the office. THIS IS ONLY A NEED FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR (Sept-May).
Office Volunteers: Assist us in our main office with office projects and organizing resource rooms.
On-call Volunteers: Support special events, represent the agency at various functions or assist with other needs that arise throughout the year.
**A Child’s Place is always excited to begin new partnerships or try new ideas. Any volunteer opportunities that we can collaborate on will be of the greatest benefit for our children.
**Please contact Holly Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding Program Support.