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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 SUPPLIES – Denbigh 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 SUPPLIES – Child Development Resources – for use in their parenting programs.
ELECTRONICS – VersAbility Resources – laptops, cell phones, computers, printers & other electronic devices to provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in their Electronics Recycling Program!
FOOD – Grove Christian Outreach Center, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, Proclaiming Grace Outreach – non-perishable food items for families in need.
HOLIDAY FOOD –Grove Christian Outreach Center, WJCC Community Action Agency– items for holiday baskets for families in need at Christmas & Easter.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS –Denbigh House – air freshener, toilet paper, trash bags; VersAbility Resources – sheets, toiletries, trash bags, paper goods, plastic utensils, batteries, lightbulbs, etc
HYGIENE KITS – Community of Faith Mission – Hotel-size/travel-size shampoo & conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, etc.
OFFICE SUPPLIES – Boys & 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.
PRIZES – Arc 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 SUPPLIES – Boys & Girls Club – art supplies
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – An Achievable Dream, Boys & Girls Club, Colonial CASA, Grove Christian Outreach Center, Smart Beginnings, WJCC Community Action Agency – backpacks, school supplies for children in need.
TOYS – VersAbility Resources, WJCC Community Action Agency – dolls, coloring books, markers, stuffed animals for use in children’s programs.
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!
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!