Organize a Collection or Drive


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

Family & Children’s Agency is seeking volunteers to collect items for our clients in need. Volunteer typically hold collections through an organization such as their work, school, youth group, or religious group. Volunteers may ask parents, neighbors, family, and friends to donate, but we discourage soliciting strangers door-to-door. Some suggestions are:

Children & Families / Youth
-New baby items (diapers, wipes, clothes, socks, bottles)
-New school supplies (backpacks, pens, pencils, paper, folders, rulers, markers)
-Personal care packages for teens (chapstick, scented lotions, hair care products)
-Arts and craft kits for foster care children (crayons, markers, notepads, construction paper)
-Norwalk Wheels bus tokens for safe rides for middle school students

Adults / Seniors
-Non-perishable food items for newly housed clients (pasta, soups, canned goods)
-Hygiene packages for homeless clients (soap, deodorant, hair products, dental care items)
-New clothing collection for homeless adults (blankets, seasonal clothing, socks)
-Gently-used winter coats for homeless adults (in season)

All Programs
-Baskets of cleaning supplies (cleaners, sponges, paper towels, detergent)
-"Welcome" baskets for newly-housed clients (linens, utensils, cups, plates)
-Gift cards for families (Stop-n-Shop, Shoprite, Walmart)
-New gifts for all ages to be given out for birthdays or prizes for academic excellence

Requirements

To become a volunteer with Family & Children’s Agency, volunteers must complete an application. Volunteers are also invited to attend an agency orientation with Volunteer Services.

Skills Needed:

  • Good judgment
  • Dependability/consistency
  • Good communication skills

Family & Children’s Agency is a leading non-profit, human service organization that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of our clients. We provide strength-based, solution focused services that respond to the individual needs of children & families, youth, adults, and seniors.

Last year more than 10,000 individuals of all ages and all walks of life experienced life-altering, positive changes as a result of their work with Family & Children’s Agency.

Skills

  • Multi-Tasking
  • Project Management
  • Organization

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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