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What is a Community Drive?

The keyword is Community.  You are reaching out to your network to collect much-needed goods for kids and families.  Your network might be your co-workers, Girl Scout Troop, synagogue, or school, and you are joining together to provide tangible goods like diapers, clothing, shoes, and more!

You can collect goods in a variety of ways!  A drive can also be an “event,” like creating a lemonade stand, and donating the proceeds to our organization.  Your Community Drive or Event is what best suits you and your network – don’t be afraid to be creative!

Winter Warmth Drive

Provide warmth to children birth through age 12 by collecting warm coats, boots, gloves, mittens, and scarves.  Your drive will help keep kids warm and cozy during the cold winter months.  Clothing is needed for boys and girls, plus gender neutral items (new/very gently used items).

Winter Warmth Drive List

Give Joy Drive

Give joy this season to babies and toddlers (birth to age 5) by collecting games, books, puzzles, and more, allowing children the opportunity to play.  All toys should be small enough to fit into a backpack (new items).

Give Joy Drive List

Sleep Tight Drive

Bring comfort, and good health to babies and children with the Sleep Tight Drive! This drive provides infants and children with what they need for a restful night’s sleep.  Collect pajama sleepers, toothbrushes/toothpaste, towels, washcloths, blankets and more (new items).

Sleep Tight Drive List

Staying Active Drive

Help keep kids active during the cold and dark winter months by providing them with fun and engaging toys and activities!  Collect games, books, and arts & crafts, for kids (ages 6 through 12).  Collect coats, gloves, mittens, and boots for outdoor play too!

 

Staying Active Drive List

General Collection Drive

A general collection drive keeps the shelves full of items needed every week to fill orders for local children.  Clothing, bedding, toys, shoes, and baby/child gear can be quality used or new.  Opened packages of unused diapers can be accepted as well as full, new packages.  We help kids from birth through age 12, sizes newborn to 14 kids.

Find diapers, toys, clothing, and more in our online Giving Catalog.

General Collection Drive List

Drive FAQS

Q:  Should I donate goods or cash?  Which is more helpful?

A:  We greatly appreciate donations of both goods and cash, and rely on both to meet the need in our community! We can use cash donations to purchase goods for prices less than retail, so we can make your dollars stretch.  By collecting goods, you are starting important discussions about needs with your friends, family, or co-workers., helping to build a world where all children are healthy, safe, and prepared to build their own futures.

Q: Can I donate used goods?

A: Yes! We accept quality used goods.  That means no rips, stains, holes, or dirty donations.  Ask yourself, “Would I dress my own child or grandchild in it?”  If the answer is yes, donate it! If the answer is no, please find the item another home. (Goods donated are given directly to local children.)

Some items we cannot accept used, such as hygiene items and formula.  We can accept open packages of unused diapers.

Q: Is it necessary that I register my Community Drive?

A:  Yes! Signing up for your drive keeps staff and volunteers informed about all the amazing drives going on in our community, and helps us to provide you with the support you need to fun a successful community drive.

Q: When can I drop off my donations?

A. You can drop off Community Drive goods by prior arrangement at our Central Hub in Issaquah, WA.  For donation deliveries at our West Sound (Bremerton) and Shoreline (Shoreline) Hubs, please email Tricia at communitydrives@kidvantage.org  to schedule a drop-off.