A special individual or group willing to take action to collect much-needed items for ARFC's programs.
AIDS Resource Foundation for Children could not carry out its mission without the generosity of the communities in New Jersey -- and the action of a few individual champions. We are seeking people who are able to organize and lead a collection drive of unused everyday items that can bring much help and joy to the children and families in our care.
WHAT WE NEED:
- Diapers and diaper wipes, all infant and toddler sizes
- Infant clothing, all sizes for boys and girls
- Crib sheets and bedding
- Sheets and bedding for twin and queen-size mattresses
- Pots, pans, and cooking utensils
- Household paper products (paper towels, toilet tissue)
- Household cleaning supplies
- Personal hygiene products (soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste/toothbrushes)
- Gift Cards to grocery stores and multi-purpose stores, like Target and Wal-Mart
WHO, HOW, WHERE:
Consider starting a collection drive at the places you visit most often:
- School and After-School Club
- Place of worship
- Social Club
- Extracurricular Group Activities (sporting team, knitting circle)
Begin with these simple steps:
- Decide what items you want to collect.
- Choose a central location where people can drop-off their donations for your drive.
- Set a deadline for when people can turn in their donations.
- Let us know! We can help by giving you brochures to hand out, sending a representative to your community to talk about our programs, or even pick up the donations when your collection is ready.
- Get the word out by making posters, telling everyone you know on facebook, Twitter, your blog...
Leading a collection drive means that you are taking action and raising awareness about how HIV and AIDS impacts our community. It's also a no-cost/low-cost way to contribute. You can earn formal volunteer hours for credit and add your participation to your résumé. Most importantly, you are helping a family through a difficult time in their lives.