As a not-for-profit organization, Community Caregivers relies heavily on revenue from donations, grants, in-kind gifts and fundraising events. Rising deficits have reduced available grant monies, however, and some of our income is restricted and can’t be applied toward everything we need. We also have to spend money in order to make money and continue operating — staff time, office space and equipment, printed materials and postage, Internet usage and major fundraiser production all have some hefty price tags attached!
If you can donate any of the things listed below, Community Caregivers can spend more on helping local residents. If you have something to donate that’s not on our wish list, just call 456-2898 or email us to find out if we can use what you have. Note that we can’t take medical equipment or larger items such as walkers and wheelchairs.
Donated items can be brought to our office at 2021 Western Avenue, Suite 104 (get directions).
Thanks for helping us help others through your donation of…
- Paper towels and tissues
- Unopened packages of multipurpose paper for use in copiers and printers (8 1/2 x 11 inches, white and colors)
- Bookstore gift certificates for use in stocking our caregiver support library
- Gift cards from Staples, OfficeMax, Hannaford or Price Chopper
- Top-tab file folders (for 8 1/2 x 11 paper, standard manila and colors) and other filing supplies such as labels and hanging folders
- 1, 2 or 4 gig memory sticks or “thumb drives”
- K-cups for a Keurig coffee maker
- Bags of wrapped candy for workshops, health fairs and meetings
- Snacks for support group participants and educational program attendees (food and drinks that keep, such as boxes of tea, hot chocolate mix, granola bars and other wrapped food items)
- Gifts/prizes to be raffled or auctioned at a fundraising event (think about what might appeal to YOU, such as popular electronic gadgets, attractive gift baskets or luxury gift certificates)
- Gift certificates for computer software training classes
- Invitations to come and speak at your church, class or community group (schedule a Community Caregivers presentation)
- Laptop computer (relatively inexpensive — or used, in good working order — would be fine)
- Portable projector screen
- Gift cards from local restaurants and gas stations to be given with our appreciation to volunteers
- “Forever” stamps from the post office