Grant a Wish(list): Holiday Wishes

Bake Back America created Holiday Wishes to connect volunteers and recipients during the holiday seasons. This initiative allows volunteers an opportunity to give back during these festive times. 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM STEPS

1. Fill out the volunteer form.

 

2. MATCHING

• Bake Back America matches volunteer during a holiday with a recipient from a shelter, family center, pantry or private family.

• Bake Back America confirms a recipient(s) holiday wishlist.

• Bake Back America supplies volunteer the recipient's contact information.

3. PREPARING
• Volunteer prepares a holiday to fulfill a family or child's wishlist (December holidays, Valentine's Day, birthdays).

• Optional: volunteer prepares for a virtual session during the holiday.

4. COLLECTING

• Volunteer collects and purchases items.

 

5. COMMUNICATING

• Bake Back America sets up a group text with recipient and volunteer.
 

Virtual Session

Optional: Volunteer conducts a holiday get together through a virtual session.

• Volunteer sends a zoom link 45 minutes to group text or supplied email to make event.
If there is no response, volunteer calls recipient immediately and if there is no answer, contact Bake Back America.

• Volunteer face times if zoom is not working.

• Volunteer writes"done" on group text once session is completed.


6. DELIVERING

Option 1: Volunteer drop off is non contact.

Option 2: Volunteer mails holiday gifts.

• Bake Back America supplies volunteer with address, day and time for drop off.


7. SHARING

• Help Bake Back America inspire others.

• Email photos of donation items and the event to bakebackamerica@gmail.com.

Waiver must be signed to take photos of the recipient.

VOLUNTEERS

HELPFUL HINTS

WEBSITES TO PURCHASE TOYS

RECIPIENT PROGRAM STEPS

  1. Fill out the recipient form.

  2. Bake Back America will contact you to get started.

  3. Email photos to bakebackamerica@gmail.com so we can post and inspire others.

RECIPIENTS

Our Story

Numbers = amount of wishlists covered

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS 2020

Westchester

Individual families, Westchester, NY.

27 wishlists.

Ossining Children's Center, Westchester, NY.

30 new toys.

Coachman Family Center, White Plains, NY.

100 jerseys.

New York City

Individual families, NYC.

18 wishlists.

Macedonia Baptist Church, NYC.

25 toys.

Church of G-d Good Neighbors Outreach, Bronx, NY.

20 toys.

Chicago

Individual families, Chicago, IL.

4 wishlists.

ICNA Relief, NYC.

150 new toys.

Town and Country, NYC.

75 toys.

Interval Rapid Rehousing, Bronx, NY.

2 wishes.

North Carolina

Individual families, North Carolina.

3 wishlists.

Philadelphia

Individual families, Philadelphia.

1 wishlist.

TOTALS

Westchester

   Wishlists: 27

  New toys: 30

       Jerseys: 100

New York City

  Wishlists: 20

   New toys: 270

Chicago

Wishlists: 4

Philadelphia

Wishlists: 1

North Carolina

Wishlists: 3

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