COLLECTION DRIVES & Other SERVICE PROJECT IDEAS

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COLLECTION DRIVES

These are just some of the items that our various Nonprofit Organizations are in need of throughout the year. To contact any of these organizations, please click here for a list of nonprofits and their full contact information. 

CLEANING SUPPLIESDenbigh House, Smart Beginnings – disinfecting wipes, paper towels, trash bags, cleaning products.

CLOTHES Grove Christian Outreach Center – underwear for adult women and boys & girls (all sizes). VersAbility Resources –for individuals w/ disabilities living in group homes.

DIAPERS/BABY SUPPLIESChild Development Resources – for use in their parenting programs.

ELECTRONICSVersAbility Resources – laptops, cell phones, computers, printers & other electronic devices to provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in their Electronics Recycling Program!

FOODGrove Christian Outreach Center, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, Proclaiming Grace Outreach – non-perishable food items for families in need.

HOLIDAY FOODGrove Christian Outreach Center, WJCC Community Action Agency– items for holiday baskets for families in need at Christmas & Easter.

HOUSEHOLD ITEMSDenbigh House – air freshener, toilet paper, trash bags; VersAbility Resources – sheets, toiletries, trash bags, paper goods, plastic utensils, batteries, lightbulbs, etc

HYGIENE KITSCommunity of Faith Mission – Hotel-size/travel-size shampoo & conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, etc.

OFFICE SUPPLIESBoys & Girls Clubs, Denbigh House, Smart Beginnings – Stamps, copy paper, pens, envelopes, highlighters, folders, bulletin boards, cardstock, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, sticky notes, dry erase markers, printer ink.

PRIZESArc of Greater Williamsburg – for game nights. Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation – for annual fundraiser – prizes for raffles, door prizes & goody bags. WJCC Community Action Agency – for events.

PROGRAM SUPPLIESBoys & Girls Club – art supplies

SCHOOL SUPPLIESAn Achievable Dream, Boys & Girls Club, Colonial CASA, Grove Christian Outreach Center, Smart Beginnings, WJCC Community Action Agency – backpacks, school supplies for children in need.

TOYSVersAbility Resources, WJCC Community Action Agency – dolls, coloring books, markers, stuffed animals for use in children’s programs.

OTHER ITEMS:

Here are some general ideas that our nonprofits can benefit from throughout the year. Contact us when you have finished a drive and we will get you in contact with the nonprofit or nonprofits that can benefit most from them!

  • Gently used clothes, shoes, purses
  • Office furniture, computers, printers (gently used)
  • Hats (for cancer patients)
  • Coats for winter months
  • Children’s books
  • Bottled water for group activities, classes, etc.
  • Blankets for cold, winter months.
  • Socks – for people staying at area shelters.
  • We also have nonprofits that collect used ink cartridges and used cell phones!

OTHER SERVICE PROJECT IDEAS:

Is your schedule already too full? If the hours or ages don’t fit your schedule, there are many other ways you can get involved in the community. Below are just a few ideas that you can do alone or with a group of friends, a service club, youth group, or other group.

CUT COUPONS ‐ Many nonprofits can hand out coupons to their clients to help them save money on food, diapers, etc.

MAKE A CARD ‐ And make someone’s day!
• Send a greeting to families of military personnel.
• Make holiday cards for seniors at local Senior Centers.
• Decorate placemats for groups serving meals to the homeless during the holidays.
• Make birthday cards for shut‐ins or elderly residents.
• Decorate brown lunch bags for takeaway lunches provided to guests as they leave area homeless shelters for the day.

ORGANIZE A BLOOD DRIVE FOR YOUR SCHOOL, CHURCH, OR OTHER GROUP – Anyone 16 years and older, in good health, and weighing at least 110 pounds can donate blood every 56 days! Did You Know? 1 Pint of Blood Can Save Up to THREE Lives!

 

 


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