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

• Volunteer will receive contact information.

Children with special needs

• Choose or Joggers for juniors will choose an organization or child with special needs to empower.

• Volunteers will receive confirmed day, time, ages and amount of children for the tie-dying.

Recipients of give back item

• Choose or Joggers for Juniors will choose the recipient (shelter, hospital, nursing home) to receive the give back.

• Volunteer will receive amount of tie-dying items needed.

3. PREPARING

• Volunteer will choose a short passage or board book on why giving back is important. See helpful hints.

Givers: Children with special needs

• Volunteer will prepare for a tie-dying event with an organization, small group or one child with special needs.

• Volunteer will decide what item (sweatpants, t-shirts, socks) will be used for tie-dying.

Recipient of give back item

• Volunteer can create an event with the recipient around the tie-dying item or just donate tie-dying items. See helpful hints.

4. COLLECTING

 Volunteer needs to collect tie dying items, materials to tie-dye and any other event items.

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

OPTION 1: COMMUNITY, ORGANIZATION'S DATABASE
• Use social media and text family and friends in your community to donate chosen items. 
See helpful hints.

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

5. COMMUNICATING

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

Child(ren) with special needs

Virtual

• There are no virtual tie-dying events.

 

In-person

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

• Volunteer is required to wear a mask and social distance.

• Volunteer will read the passage or short board book on why giving back is important.

Recipient of give back items

In-person

• Volunteer will set up and run the event focused around the give back item.

• Volunteer is required to wear a mask and social distance.

 

6. DELIVERING

• Volunteer will deliver all items for children to tie-dye.

• Volunteer is responsible for delivery of tie-dying items and event material 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 children.

HELPFUL HINTS

GIVE BACK BOOKS

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

By Carol McCloud

READ HERE

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

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.

180 joggers were donated by Gildan.

Tie-dye was donated by Rit Dye.

NY Friendship Circle Tie-dying Event

Sunday October 25, 2020

GIVERS

NY Friendship Circle Tie-dying Event

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Ossining Children's Shelter in Ossining, NY.

45 sweatpants.

Coachman

Family Center

Coachman Family Center in White Plains, NY.

100 sweatpants.

© 2020 Bake Back America

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