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Caring Kids

Family Volunteer Projects

By volunteering as a family, you are taking an important step toward raising a person who will be sensitive to the needs of others, who will have a head start on the path of giving back to the community, and who will leave the world in a better plan than they found it. Each month, our early learning staff will create a volunteer activity that is age appropriate and engaging for kids 2-5 years old (however, all ages are welcome!). Please note, a parent must accompany their child during the volunteer activity.

January Project: Caring Hearts Drive 

January 26, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm

Partner organization
SafePlace Emergency Shelter

Activity description:

The next Caring Kids volunteer project is collecting items for the SafePlace emergency shelter. Many of the women and children living in this shelter have left abusive situations with few belongings. The donations that we collect through Caring Kids will help them build a new life. Caring Kids will be collecting items from now through January 26th. 

We are asking our Caring Kids families to go through their closets and clear them of gently used clothes that don’t fit anymore. We're also encouraging families to reach out to their communities to collect gently used or new items from their neighbors, family, friends, and colleagues. Items can be dropped off at the Child Care Action Council offices throughout the drive. On January 26th we will come together for our Caring Kids Family project to package the items together in colorful bags the kids decorate. These in-kind gifts go directly to the clients and programs at SafePlace. 

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Check out the list of items needed by SafePlace:

  • Children's sweatpants & sweatshirts- multiple sizes (ideally for 5 years and under)
  • Children's pajamas- multiple sizes (ideally for 5 years and under)
  • Children’s shampoo & bath products
  • Toilet paper Paper towels
  • Facial tissue
  • 33 and 13 gallon sized black trash bags
  • Juice boxes Bottled water (for walk-in clients and legal clinics)
  • Healthy snack foods
  • Baby supplies (wipes, Desatin, diapers)
  • New socks and underwear - multiple sizes
  • Sewing supplies/kits
  • Feminine hygiene supplies
  • Ethnic hair products
  • Personal hygiene kits (including deodorant, soap, etc)
  • Suitcases
  • Movie passes
  • Backpacks for kids School supplies for kids Journals and pens
  • Art supplies for children’s playroom
  • Construction paper, markers, scissors, gluesticks
  • Gift cards in $15 and $20 denominations to Safeway, Fred Meyer, and Target
  • Booklets of daily bus passes for Intercity Transit
  • Twin blankets
  • Twin sheet sets
  • Full size bath and hand towels