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Donation Drive To Help the Homeless

DURATION

More than 4 hours

WHERE

You pick the place (such as your school, church, synagogue, local business, etc.)

WHEN

All year long

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Mom, Dad or other grown-up to help with the donation delivery

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Many of the basic items we use every day are not readily available to those with limited incomes. By conducting a collection drive at your school, church, synagogue, or local business, you will help make sure that the people/families we work with have access to items like clean clothing, toiletries and other daily essentials.

DESCRIPTION

Host a donation drive at your school, church, synagogue, local business or other establishment to collect supplies needed for the programs we run at the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission.


ITEMS NEEDED

1. Large boxes or storage bins for collecting donations

2. Poster board / markers for making signs for collection boxes

 


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Decide when and where you will do your donation drive. For questions or to discuss what kind of drive would be most helpful at the current time, please contact Audrey Cocar at acocar@erescuemission.org or (818) 960-0402.


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Contact Audrey Cocar at acocar@erescuemission.org or (818) 960-0402 to find out what types of items we are most in need of before setting up your donation drive.

2. Once you know what items you will be collecting, make signs and set up your collection boxes/bins at the location(s), clearly indicating what you are collecting, how long your collection will last, and that your collection will benefit the people served by the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. We suggest running your collection for at least two weeks.

3. Tell friends, family, neighbors, teammates and others about your collection and encourage them to donate. Email and social media are great ways to share news of your drive.

4. Collect items from the bins during the course of your collection drive.

5. At the end of your collection period, contact Audrey Cocar at acocar@erescuemission.org or (818) 960-0402 to set up a time to deliver your donations. (Please note: In some instances, particularly for drives involving larger items, a pick-up by one of our drivers can be scheduled.)

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