Five Ways to Give That Make a Meaningful Impact
GIVE TIME: Every hour of time makes a difference. We have so many ways you can safely volunteer and impact lives. From our food pantry (stocking shelves, packing boxes, data entry), mobile food pantry (volunteer to deliver healthy, nutritious foods to homebound and disabled individuals, limited or no contact, choose your routes and your hours) Medicaid, Health and Wellness and Employment related Transportation Programs (rewarding opportunity, flexibility and mileage reimbursement, allows you to make an extra money without affecting any benefits), CAP Closet Free Clothing Program (impactful volunteer driven program that provides free gently used clothing to families in need) to a variety of other opportunities based on your interests, abilities and schedule. To learn more, call 315-255-1703 ext. 141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIVE VOICE: You have the power to create change, provide opportunity and inspire others to give back, elevating what we can accomplish together. Through your advocacy, we are able to secure more funding and create lasting change in the fight against poverty. Email your elected officials, educate your family, friends and neighbors, share your concerns, experiences and ideas with us, join our Board of Directors or Head Start Policy Council. We value community input. To find out more call 315-255-1703 or email email@example.com.
GIVE MONEY: Your donations help sustain critical lifechanging programming. No gift is too small. This year, we lost $30,000 in discretionary funding due to COVID that goes toward providing important tools and resources to families and children. We have endured cuts in state funding with more expected in the coming months. Your monetary donations, this Giving Tuesday and throughout the year, are needed now more than ever. We encourage you to learn more about our programs and how your dollars make a difference. To donate online, click here, by mail or in person to 89 York Street, Suite 1, Auburn, NY 13021.
GIVE SKILLS OR GOODS: Your talents and donations of goods allow us to better serve families in need and stay within the community. Nonprofits like CAP are often stretched thin and your special skills are so valuable in carrying out our mission and your gently used goods help alleviate budgetary constraints in providing necessary items to local families. To learn more, call 315-255-1703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARE OUR MISSION: By sharing our mission you help us reach more families who can benefit from our services. Domestic violence victims will know where to turn which could mean the difference between life and death, struggling families will be able to better access resources to grow stronger and more resilient, together we can end food insecurity, provide opportunity, hope and make our community a better place. Social media is an easy and impactful way to get our message out and can be a powerful force.