Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties serves nearly 250 Early Head Start children yearly. Our teams of home visitors help pregnant women and their families with youth from birth to age three with early education skills
Children in our Early Head Start program are in need of necessities and other items. One of each item is requested, but more are appreciated. Diapers of all sizes are welcome.
Tasks and Responsibilities: An individual or group of volunteers will host a collection drive and/or purchase items that will be assembled by that individual/team into kits. For each collection/assembly effort a minimum of 10 kits is requested, more are welcome. Group leader must keep track of the number of volunteers assisting and total hours donated.
Materials to Collect/Purchase:(all must be new for kids - birth to age 3)
Children’s Non-Deet Mosquito Deterrent
Summer Hat or Children’s Sunglasses
Baby Lotion - optional
Baby Soap & Wash Cloth - optional
Burp Cloth & Bib - optional
Children’s Book - optional
Comb & Baby Shampoo - optional
Diapers & Wipes - optional
Healthy Snack (non-perishable) - optional
Infant Clothing (onesie, et al) - optional
Infant-Safe Toy - optional
Socks & Potty Training Underwear - optional
Backpack or re-usable bag to place the items into (one per kit)
Please DO NOT include any additional items or notes. Thank you!
Time Commitment/Location: Time depends upon how many kits that you wish to collect and assemble. This volunteer opportunity can be conducted entirely at your location and delivered to our St Paul office. If you need space to assemble the kits, a room may be scheduled (at least a month in advance) at our Community Action headquarters in St Paul.
Please register before you begin collecting items and contact us before you drop them off.
If possible, deliver kits by May 15 th for us to distribute before end of the school-year.
Benefits of Volunteering: Fantastic team-building activity for a group of any size or age. Knowledge that you are helping children thrive!
For Information Contact: (before starting to collect items)
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-603-5979; and,
Complete a Registration Form at caprw.org/volunteer