Nonprofit In-Kind Donations Request

While demand for services continues to increase during the COVID-19 crisis, resources and critical items to address these needs are in short supply. Canceled fundraisers, loss of fee-for-service and other funding streams have exacerbated the struggles. Nonprofit organizations are being forced to make impossibly difficult, relatively immediate decisions. However, volunteers can provide significant help by purchasing necessary items to support the individuals, families and children that have been hit hard by the pandemic. Each opportunity below provides detailed steps to follow to help fulfill our partners' in-kind needs requests. 

If you are a nonprofit who would like to add an opportunity to this page, please email info@laworks.com.

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CREATE WELCOME HOME KITS FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Quick Overview: Help people move into their permanent new homes by hosting a Welcome Home Kit donation drive! These kits include household and cleaning essentials to help support the transition into housing for people experiencing mental health issues and chronic homelessness. Organization Name: Step Up on Second Organization Website: https://www.stepuponsecond.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/ Mission: Step Up’s mission is to deliver compassionate support to individuals experiencing mental health conditions and chronic homelessness. While many of us shelter at home, Step Up’s staff delivers frontline support to our members including street outreach, medicine, counseling, and food delivery while connecting them with housing and the keys to their own apartment. With your donation of vital supplies, Step Up essential outreach teams can continue to get more individuals off the streets and into safe housing. Impact: Your volunteer efforts will contribute to the hygiene, comfort and safety of our members who’ve experienced homelessness and assist our teams as they provide housing and support. We have teams urgently in need of these essential living supplies to provide to members during move-in. So far, Step Up housed over 300 members during the pandemic and these kits help members begin this new stage of their life. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Create Kits Following These Guidelines: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13BbPR7-rJ9kJ57elzAlP0kV85JJGEGRy/view?usp=sharing. When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with instructions as well as how to schedule a donation drop-off. Requirements: Upon receiving instructions for the donation drive, please look closely at the guidelines for delivery and organization of kits so that staff can distribute these items as quickly as possible.

CREATE HYGIENE KITS FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Quick Overview: Mobilize your friends and host a remote hygiene kit donation drive to provide relief to people experiencing homelessness and a mental health issue. By providing these necessary resources amidst the COVID-19 crisis, you become part of the solution! Organization Name: Step Up on Second Organization Website: https://www.stepuponsecond.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/ Mission: Step Up’s mission is to deliver compassionate support to individuals experiencing mental health conditions and chronic homelessness. While many of us shelter at home, Step Up’s staff delivers frontline support to our members including street outreach, medicine, counseling, and food delivery while connecting them with housing and the keys to their own apartment. With your donation of vital supplies, Step Up essential outreach teams can continue to get more individuals off the streets and into safe housing. Impact: Your volunteer efforts will contribute to the hygiene and safety of our members experiencing homelessness and assist our teams as they provide housing and support. We have teams urgently in need of these essential hygiene supplies to provide to members during outreach and move-in. So far, Step Up housed over 200 members during the pandemic and each member benefitted from one of these kits along their journey to being housed. Contents of 1 kit Shampoo 1 toothbrush & toothpaste 1-2 bars of soap *Feminine Hygiene pads separately 1-2 packs of tissues 1 hand sanitizer 1 shaving cream 1 razor 1 pack wet wipes 1 hair brush or comb 1 large Ziploc bag to hold items Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with information on how to schedule a donation drop-off or order items online. Requirements: Upon receiving instructions for the donation drive, please look closely at the guidelines for delivery and organization of kits so that staff can distribute these items as quickly as possible.