HUGE thanks to Wells Fargo employees for participating in Hands On Asheville-Buncombe's first WeCare! experience last Thursday afternoon.
More than 60 Wells Fargo volunteers packed and decorated hundreds of domestic violence care packages and snack packs for The Family Justice Center, HelpMate, and Enka Middle School. Approximately 300 people in our community will benefit from the packages created! We heard from April Burgess-Johnson from HelpMate, Julie Klipp Nicholson from Family Justice Center, and Kyle Garrett, the resource coordinator for Enka Middle School, who spoke to Wells Fargo team members about the impact these kits will make on families.
Hands On coordinates “We Care!” Engagement Events for employee teams to participate in impactful service experiences that reduce the impact of poverty on people’s lives.
These events connect the dots between the volunteer activity and the community need behind each package created. For each project, we invite a guest speaker from the local benefitting nonprofit organization to share their story and talk to the team about the impact these packages have on the individuals and families they serve each day. Each package listed below is placed in a bag or box that is personally decorated by your employee volunteers, along with a handwritten note of encouragement. 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.
We look forward to more WeCare! Experiences happening throughout the Buncombe county community. Stay tuned for more details for visit HandsOnAsheville.org to learn more.