"We Care! Experiences aim to connect the dots between volunteer activities and the community need behind each package created."
This morning, 18 Duke Energy volunteers assembled 144 personal care packages for homeless students and their families. Many of the items can’t be purchased with food stamp support which means families are in greater need of these items.
For each project, we invite a guest speaker from the local benefiting nonprofit organization to share their story and talk to the team about the impact these packages have. Volunteers heard from Christine Craft, Buncombe County Youth in Transition Coordinator. Craft talked about how the personal care packages support their program working with families in need. Volunteers then decorated the personal care packages with encouraging messages for families
Thank you Duke Energy for supporting homeless families this holiday season, and thank you to Christine Craft for being a fantastic guest speaker.
About the We Care! Experience:
Hands On manages all aspects of the experience, including:
• Facilitating all logistics before, during and after the event
• Communicating with your company team leader and the benefitting nonprofit
• Purchasing the needed supplies
• Managing the onsite volunteer experience
• Delivering the completed packages afterwards
• Project evaluations and summary project achievements
• Pre- and post-event photos shared with all partners
• Project achievements highlighted on our website and social media outlets
“WE CARE!” packages include:
- Snack Packs- Beverage and snack items given to students who need additional nutritional assistance.
- Activity Kits- Activity books, stickers, coloring supplies given to children of families going through crisis.
- Domestic Violence Shelter Kit (Parent)- Personal care and other items given to parents living at shelters.
- Domestic Violence Shelter Kit (Child)- Personal care and other activity items given to children living at shelters.
- New Mother Kit- Diapers, baby care items and educational materials given to new mothers impacted by poverty.
- Personal Care Kits- Personal care items given to students and families who are currently homeless.
- Welcome Home Box- Basic home supplies given to recently homeless individuals/families who are now in housing.
To learn more, and get your company involved, visit www.handsonasheville.org.