VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERING

THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO HELP!

As 100% of all funds and goods donated go to those who need them most please consider helping the children any way you can.
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First and foremost we appreciate your interest in volunteering.

We’re always on the lookout for kind-hearted individuals willing to make a difference in the lives of children that need us the most.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

  • WE WANT TO HELP AS MANY AS WE CAN

    Sadly, there are many more children entering the foster care system and arriving at emergency shelters and safe houses than we can currently provide with totes. While that might sound discouraging, we chose to focus on providing for as many children as we can. Every time someone donates a package of socks, $25 or a pair of pants that they got a great deal on, we combine those items with other new items to make another ‘Hope Tote.’

  • YOUR SUPPORT WILL BRING MORE ENERGY

    One person pairing socks, sorting and packing clothes and toiletries, decorating and packing totes will spend 8 hours preparing a single delivery of 16 totes, one of each for boys and girls sizes 2T-16. Two people can do that same amount of work in 5 hours. Add in another volunteer and the emergency shelter will get a double delivery of 32 ‘Hope Totes.’ A few volunteers a week working on different parts of the packing process means several shelters getting double deliveries.

  • COMMUNITY SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL

    The average cost of a double delivery of 32 totes, two of each size for boys and girls, is $2500. This varies greatly between the Summer months when shorts can be found for $5-7 and the winter when pants are $9-14. In the 9 plus years of providing totes, this is an average cost. This includes the cost of 32 tote bags, 32 toiletry bags, 3-4 Pairs of socks and underwear, 3-4 tops and bottoms, a pair of pajamas and a printed card that tells each child that they are special and that everything in their tote is brand new just for them. The more support we receive from the community, the more deliveries we can make and the more children we can provide with a little hope.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

I can volunteer my timeI can make blanketsI can help raise fundsI can do just about anything

EMAIL US AT VOLUNTEERS@hopetotes.org

QUESTIONS? GIVE US A CALL AT 512-203-1139

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