Holiday Clean Up: Holiday Give Back

Bake Back America created Holiday Give Back to inspire communities to donate holiday accessories after special occasions. This platform is a learning experience for the recipients to also learn about give back.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM STEPS

1. Fill out the volunteer form.

2. MATCHING

• Volunteer will receive all contact information.

Givers of give back item

• Back America will choose a recipient from a shelter, family center, pantry or private family to give Holiday Clean Up items to create a give back gift.

• Volunteer will confirm day, time, and amount of children for give back project.

Recipients receiving give back

• Volunteer will receive amount of give back items.

3. PREPARING

• Volunteer chooses a Holiday Clean Up that they will be collecting accessories (costumes, decorations, and unopened food and candy).

• Volunteer can get and decorate a Holiday Clean Up box. See helpful hints.

• Volunteer prepares for a one hour session.

• Volunteer creates a give back idea with collected Holiday Clean Up items. See helpful hints.

• Choose a short passage or book on the importance of giving back. See helpful hints.

• Donate any remaining collected items.

4. COLLECTING

OPTION 1: COMMUNITY
• Use social media and text family and friends in your community to donate accessories. 
See helpful hints.

OPTION 2: SCHOOLS
• Contact schools to inspire them to donate accessories.
• The attached letter can be emailed to contact to outline details of the effort.
• Leaders can promote drive on
social media and schools can use their database. See helpful hints.

OPTION 3: YOU CHOOSE

• You choose your avenue of collecting items. For example: through sports teams, after school clubs and activities, religious institutions and more.

5. COMMUNICATING

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

Virtual

• Volunteer will send a zoom link 45 minutes prior to group text or supplied email if they created a project or event.

• Volunteer can have the opportunity in this session to be part of the birthday celebration.

• If recipient does not pick up volunteer calls recipient or immediately contacts Bake Back America.

• Face time is an option.

In Person

• Volunteer must wear a mask and social distance.

6. DELIVERING

• Volunteer does a non contact drop off of Clean Up items for recycling.

• Volunteer will be given the address, day and time for drop off.


7. SHARING

• Help Bake Back America inspire others.

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

• Waiver must be signed to take photos of children.

VOLUNTEERS

HELPFUL HINTS

LET'S BE CREATIVE

DONATION BOX

• Decorate a Formula for Babies box that can be used to collect formula.
• Print out label to place on the box.

Give Back Project

Halloween:

• Volunteer gives collected candy from Halloween Clean Up to recipients.

 Volunteer makes a Thank You card with children during their 1 hour session

• Volunteer has children give candy and card as their give back item to someone special.

Christmas:

• Volunteer gives collected decorations from Christmas Clean Up to recipients.

• Volunteer creates an art project (cards) with the decorations for the give back recipient.

GIVE BACK BOOKS

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

By Carol McCloud

READ HERE

SOCIAL MEDIA

• Promote through social media (facebook, instagram) to collect accessories for families in shelters.
• Sample post:

Hi, my name is —- and I am so excited to be partnering with Bake Back America/Holiday Clean Up to collect accessories such as costumes and decorations for families in shelters. 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-clean-up

RECIPIENT PROGRAM STEPS

1. Fill out the recipient form.

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

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

RECIPIENTS

Our Story

Long Island

GIVERS

Bethany House in Long Island, NY.

The children of Bethany House received candy from Halloween and made thank you cards for staff and family.

RECIPIENTS

Bethany House in Long Island, NY.

Faculty and family received cards and candy as the give back.

Westchester

GIVERS

Coachman Family Center in White Plains, NY.

Children made cards and attached the halloween candy as a give back item to someone in the shelter or a family member.

RECIPIENTS

Coachman Family Center in White Plains, NY.

10 cards were created and given with candy to show appreciation.

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