Grant a Wish(list): Holiday Event

Bake Back America created Holiday Event to inspire individuals and communities to bring the joys of the holidays to those in shelters and less fortunate. This effort is so impactful because it connects volunteers and recipients together when giving is so important.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM STEPS

1. Fill out the volunteer form.

 

2. MATCHING

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

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

• Bake Back America confirms day and time, ages and amount of children.

3. PREPARING
• Volunteer prepares a one hour holiday event. See
 helpful hints.

• Volunteer prepares a holiday specific art project, baked goods or food, and fun and games.

4. COLLECTING

Option 1: Community

• Use social media and text family and friends in your community to donate wishlist items. See helpful hints.

 

Option 2: Amazon List

• Volunteer creates an Amazon list with wishlist items.

• List can be sent directly to recipient or volunteer. 

 

5. COMMUNICATING

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

Virtual Session

• Volunteer conducts event 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.

 

In-Person Session

• Volunteer must wear a mask and social distance.


6. DELIVERING
• Volunteer drop off is non contact.

• 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

HALLOWEEN EXAMPLE

SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMPLE

• Promote through social media (facebook, instagram) to collect.

• Sample post:
Hi, my name is —- and I am so excited to be partnering with Bake Back America/Holiday Event to collect items. Please pm me for my address to drop off on my front porch in my labeled donation box. Thank you.

Please click on this link for more information:

www.bakebackamerica.com/holiday-event

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

SUMMER FUN

Westchester, NY

Coachman Family Shelter in White Plains, NY.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Westchester, NY

Coachman Family Shelter in White Plains, NY.

Vernon Plaza in Mount Vernon, NY.

Ossining Children's Center in Ossining, NY.

Long Island, NY

Bethany House in Roosevelt, NY.

DECEMBER HOLIDAY EVENT

Westchester, NY

Ossining Children's Shelter in Ossining, NY.

Coachman Family Center in White Plains, NY.

Long Island, NY

Bethany House in Long Island, NY.

NEW YEARS DAY EVENT

Oasis Shelter, New Rochelle, New York.

AAOHA, Bronx, New York.

TOTALS

Westchester

Holiday events: 7

Long Island

Holiday events: 2

New York City

Holiday events: 1

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