Joggers for Juniors: Tie-Dying

Joggers for Juniors was created to give children with special needs a platform to give back to individuals and communities especially in times of need. This effort focuses on a warm and supportive environment that empowers these children to feel confident that they too can impact others. The inspiration behind Joggers for Juniors was to connect two very special communities, one with special needs and one faced with life’s hardships to take that jog down the path together.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM STEPS

1. Fill out the volunteer form.

2. MATCHING

• Joggers for Juniors supplies all contact information.

Givers: children with special needs making the tie-dyed item

• Joggers for Juniors or volunteer chooses an organization or child with special needs to empower.

• Joggers for Juniors  confirms day and time of session, ages and amount of children for the tie-dying.

Recipients: receiving the give back item

• Joggers for Juniors or volunteer chooses the recipient from a shelter, hospital or nursing home to receive the tie-dye item.

• Joggers for juniors confirms with volunteer amount of tie-dying items needed.

3. PREPARING

• Volunteer prepares a short passage or board book on giving back. See helpful hints.

Givers: children with special needs making the tie-dyed item

• Volunteer prepares a tie-dying event with an organization, small group or one child with special needs. See helpful hints.

• Volunteer decides items to tie-dye; sweatpants, t-shirts or socks. 

Recipient: receiving give back item

Option 1: volunteer prepares for an event with recipient using tie-dying item. See helpful hints.

Option 2: volunteer donates them.

4. COLLECTING

• Volunteer collects items, (joggers, t-shirts, socks) materials ( dye, rubber bands, buckets) and event items.

• Only Bake Back America can reach out to sponsors; Gildan and Rit.

OPTION 1: COMMUNITY, ORGANIZATION
• Use social media and text family and friends in your community and use organization’s database to donate items and materials. See helpful hints.

OPTION 2: YOU CHOOSE
• Volunteer chooses their avenue of collecting items. For example, through sports teams, after school clubs and activities, religious institutions and Amazon.

5. COMMUNICATING

• Bake Back America sets up a group text with with givers and recipients.

Giver: children with special needs making tie-dyed item

Virtual Session

• There are no virtual tie-dying events.

 

In-person Session

• Volunteer runs a tie-dying event with child(ren) with special needs for their give back item to recipient.

• Volunteer must wear a mask and social distance.

• Volunteer reads the passage or board book on giving back. See helpful hints.

Recipient: receiving the give back item

Virtual Session

• Volunteer conducts an event through a virtual session.

• Volunteer sends a zoom link 45 minutes 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 offers face time if zoom isn’t working.

• Volunteer writes "done" on group text when session completed.

In-person Session

• Volunteer runs the event centered around the give back item.

• Volunteer must wear a mask and social distance.

 

6. DELIVERING

• Volunteer drop off is non contact.

• Joggers for Juniors supplies the address, day and time for drop off.

• Volunteer ensures delivery of tie-dye items to recipient.

 

7. SHARING

• Help Bake Back America inspire others.

• Email photo of yourself, items and event set up to bakebackamerica@gmail.com.

Waiver must be signed to take photos of the recipient.

VOLUNTEERS

HELPFUL HINTS

GIVE BACK BOOKS

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

By Carol McCloud

READ HERE

TIE-DYING HINTS

SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMPLE

• Promote through social media (facebook, instagram) to collect items.
• Sample post:

Hi, my name is —- and I am so excited to be partnering with Bake Back America/Craft with Me to collect art supplies for children 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/give-back-craft

EVENT EXAMPLE

December Give Back

RECIPIENTS

RECIPIENT PROGRAM STEPS

1. Fill out the recipient form.

2. Bake Back America contacts you to get started.

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

Our Story

December Give Back Steps

Step 1: Sponsorship

180 joggers were donated by Gildan.

Tie-dye was donated by Rit Dye.

Step 2: Tie-Dying Event at NY Friendship Circle, Long Island

October 25, 2020

November 11, 2020

Step 3: December 11th Culmination Holiday Event

Ossining Children's Shelter in Ossining, NY.

45 sweatpants.

100 craft kits.

100 books.

Coachman Family Center in White Plains, NY.

100 sweatpants.

100 craft kits.

100 books.

Bethany House in Long Island, NY.

50 sweatpants.

100 craft kits.

100 books.

Step 4: Press

Step 5: Social Media

Step 6: TikTok

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