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 understand the importance of giving back.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM STEPS

1. Fill out the volunteer form.

2. MATCHING

• Bake Back America sends volunteer the giver and recipient’s contact information.

Givers: making the give back item

• Bake Back America matches volunteer with recipient making the give back item from a shelter, family center, pantry or private family.

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

Recipients: receiving the give back item

• Bake Back America matches volunteer with a recipient who is receiving the give back item from a hospital, nursing home, family member or worker in shelter.

• Bake Back America supplies volunteer with total amount of give back items needed.

3. PREPARING

• Volunteer chooses a Holiday Clean Up; accessories, costumes, decorations, unopened food and candy.

• Volunteer gets and decorates a Holiday Clean Up box. See helpful hints.

Givers: making the give back item

• Volunteer prepares for a one hour session for the givers making the give back item.

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

• Volunteer prepares a short passage or reads the recommended book on giving back. See helpful hints.

• Optional: volunteer donates collected items not used for project.

Recipient: receiving the give back item

• Optional: volunteer prepares an event for recipients getting give back item.  

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

OPTION 3: YOU CHOOSE

• Volunteer chooses their avenue of collecting items. For example: through sports teams, after school clubs and activities, religious institutions and more.

5. COMMUNICATING

• Bake Back America sets up a group text for all contacts.

• In-person: volunteer must wear a mask and social distance.

Giver: making the give back item

Virtual session

• Volunteer conducts one hour session with children to make give back item.

• Volunteer sends zoom link 45 minutes prior to group text or supplied email.

• If there is no response, volunteer calls recipient immediately and if there is no answer, contacts Bake Back America.

• Volunteer face times if zoom is not working.

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

Recipient: receiving the give back item

Virtual session

• Optional: Back Back America can set up a  zoom with recipients getting give back item or if an event was planned.

6. DELIVERING

• Volunteer drop off is non contact.

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


7. SHARING

• Help Bake Back America inspire others.

• Email photos of yourself and give back items to bakebackamerica@gmail.com.

Waiver must be signed to take photos of the recipient.

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 started.

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

RECIPIENTS

Our Story

Long Island

GIVERS

Bethany House, Long Island, NY.

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

RECIPIENTS

Bethany House, Long Island, NY.

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

Westchester

GIVERS

Coachman Family Center, 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, White Plains, NY.

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

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