Community Begins Here
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!
Fun In The Sun
Help kids be ready for outside play with everything they need to have fun in the sun!
Best Foot Forward (and a little more)
Ensure kids are ready for whatever comes their way! Help them be prepared for indoor or outdoor play with socks, sneakers, and underwear that fits.
Bring comfort and good health to babies by providing them with what they need to be warm, fed, and safe. Collect blanket sleepers, bottles, crib-size blankets, baby food, and diapers.
Keep Kids Clean & Healthy
Help keep kids clean and healthy by providing them with the hygiene products they need most – toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hair detangler, body wash, and bars of soap.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a drop-off.