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September 30, 2020
  • September At-Home Volunteering Opportunities

    September 30, 2020

    Thank you for wanting to volunteer with Carrying Hope and help the foster children and families we serve! During these unprecedented times as we are all trying to reimagine our volunteer opportunities to limit the spread and risks associated with COVID-19, we are limiting in-person interactions to prioritize safety. At the same time, we’ve seen the demand for Hope Packs skyrocket during the pandemic and are distributing them as fast as we can make them. We still need help from our amazing volunteers, and we are offering a few new physically-distanced volunteer opportunities you can do from your own home by yourself, with your kids or with a group of friends or organization. Interested volunteers can check out the options and sign up for an opportunity that works for you! Thank you for helping us bring some much-needed comfort and hope to the kids who need it most! 

    Pick up a backpack to fill with Hope for children entering foster care:

    Want to provide some hope and comfort to a child going through a moment of crisis? We are looking for volunteers to fill 50 Hope Packs in the month of September. We provide the backpacks and supply lists, and volunteers go shopping (in a store or online) to fill it with items on the list! Interested volunteers can sign up at the link below, indicating how many Hope Packs they would like to make and the age(s)/gender(s) of the child(ren) you would like to make a Hope Pack for in the comments section. Volunteers can pick up backpacks and supply lists and return their completed Hope Packs any Wednesday in Sept. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our office (8711 Burnet Rd. Ste. E-52 Austin, TX 78757). All complete Hope Packs must be returned no later than Wednesday, Sept. 30. Masks are mandatory in our office, and the pick-ups/drop-offs can be contactless when requested by emailing info@carryinghope.com. Sign up for this opportunity here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548AEAE29A5F58-fill

    Bundle diapers to include in Hope Packs for babies and toddlers entering foster care:

    We are looking for TWO families to help us bundle diapers in the month of September. Interested volunteers can sign up to bundle diapers in individual quantities of 20-25, which will go into baby and toddler Hope Packs. Interested volunteers can pick up large boxes of diapers on Wednesday, Sept. 2, Sept. 9 or Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our office (8711 Burnet Rd. Ste. E-52 Austin, TX 78757) and return bundled/labeled diapers the following Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Diapers can be bundled in large gallon-sized Ziplock bags or bundled in plastic wrap, depending on volunteers’ preference and should be labeled according to diaper size. All bundled diapers must be returned no later than Wednesday, Sept. 30. Masks are mandatory in our office, and the pick-ups/drop-offs can be contactless when requested by emailing info@carryinghope.com. Sign up for this opportunity here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548aeae29a5f58-bundle

    Create activity packs for children entering foster care:

    We are looking for FIVE families or volunteer groups to create 20 activity packs during the month of September, which will go inside Hope Packs for children and teens. Each activity pack should be individually packaged in a clear Ziplock bag and include a mix of 2-3 items. Suggested items include a deck of playing cards, a fidget spinner, a travel size game such as Uno or Go Fish, MadLibs, a Rubix cube, a blind bag of LEGOs or Shopkins, a sealed container of slime or putty, a coloring book with crayons, etc. Interested volunteers should sign up at the link below. Complete activity packs can be dropped off any Wednesday in Sept. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our office (8711 Burnet Rd. Ste. E-52 Austin, TX 78757). All complete activity packs must be returned no later than Wednesday, Sept. 30. Masks are mandatory in our office, and the drop-off can be contactless when requested by emailing info@carryinghope.com. Sign up for this opportunity here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548AEAE29A5F58-create

    Donate a gift card for a child living in a shelter to shop for school clothes:

    We are looking for 12 volunteers to sign up to purchase Target and Amazon gift cards for 12 children and teens living in a local shelter. Twelve children currently residing in a local shelter will use these gift cards to shop for new fall clothing to help prepare them for the upcoming fall semester. Target gift cards can be in any amount (suggested amounts range between $25-$100) and mailed to Carrying Hope at 9600 Escarpment Blvd. Ste. 745-239 Austin, TX 78749 no later than Sept. 30. Thank you for helping prepare a foster child to enter the new school year in style and with some added confidence! Sign up for this opportunity here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548AEAE29A5F58-gift

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October 31, 2020
  • October At-Home Volunteering Opportunities

    October 31, 2020

    Thank you for wanting to volunteer with Carrying Hope and help the foster children and families we serve! During these unprecedented times as we are all trying to reimagine our volunteer opportunities to limit the spread and risks associated with COVID-19, we are limiting in-person interactions to prioritize safety. At the same time, we’ve seen the demand for Hope Packs skyrocket during the pandemic and are distributing them as fast as we can make them. We still need help from our amazing volunteers, and we are offering a few new physically-distanced volunteer opportunities you can do from your own home by yourself, with your kids or with a group of friends or organization. Interested volunteers can check out the options and sign up for an opportunity that works for you! Thank you for helping us bring some much-needed comfort and hope to the kids who need it most! 

    Pick up a backpack to fill with Hope for children entering foster care:

    Want to provide some hope and comfort to a child going through a moment of crisis? We are looking for volunteers to fill 50 Hope Packs in the month of October. We provide the backpacks and supply lists, and volunteers go shopping (in a store or online) to fill it with items on the list! Interested volunteers can sign up at the link below, indicating how many Hope Packs they would like to make and the age(s)/gender(s) of the child(ren) you would like to make a Hope Pack for in the comments section. Volunteers can pick up backpacks and supply lists and return their completed Hope Packs any Wednesday in October from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our office (8711 Burnet Rd. Ste. E-52 Austin, TX 78757). All complete Hope Packs must be returned no later than Wednesday, Oct. 28. Masks are mandatory in our office, and the pick-ups/drop-offs can be contactless when requested by emailing info@carryinghope.com. Sign up for this opportunity here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548aeae29a5f58-fill1

    Bundle diapers to include in Hope Packs for babies and toddlers entering foster care:

    We are looking for TWO families to help us bundle diapers in the month of October. Interested volunteers can sign up to bundle diapers in individual quantities of 20-25, which will go into baby and toddler Hope Packs. Interested volunteers can pick up large boxes of diapers on Wednesday, Oct. 7, or Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our office (8711 Burnet Rd. Ste. E-52 Austin, TX 78757) and return bundled/labeled diapers the following Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Diapers can be bundled in large gallon-sized Ziplock bags or bundled in plastic wrap, depending on volunteers’ preference and should be labeled according to diaper size. All bundled diapers must be returned no later than Wednesday, Oct. 28. Masks are mandatory in our office, and the pick-ups/drop-offs can be contactless when requested by emailing info@carryinghope.com. Sign up for this opportunity here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548aeae29a5f58-bundle1

    Create activity packs for children entering foster care:

    We are looking for FIVE families or volunteer groups to create 20 activity packs during the month of October, which will go inside Hope Packs for children and teens. Each activity pack should be individually packaged in a clear Ziplock bag and include a mix of 2-3 items. Suggested items include a deck of playing cards, a fidget spinner, a travel size game such as Uno or Go Fish, MadLibs, a Rubix cube, a blind bag of LEGOs or Shopkins, a sealed container of slime or putty, a coloring book with crayons, etc. Interested volunteers should sign up at the link below. Complete activity packs can be dropped off any Wednesday in October from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our office (8711 Burnet Rd. Ste. E-52 Austin, TX 78757). All complete activity packs must be returned no later than Wednesday, Oct. 28. Masks are mandatory in our office, and the drop-off can be contactless when requested by emailing info@carryinghope.com. Sign up for this opportunity here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548AEAE29A5F58-create1

    Donate a gift card for a child living in a shelter to shop for school clothes:

    We are looking for 12 volunteers to sign up to purchase Target and Amazon gift cards for 12 children and teens living in a local shelter. Twelve children currently residing in a local shelter will use these gift cards to shop for new clothing. Target gift cards can be in any amount (suggested amounts range between $25-$100) and mailed to Carrying Hope at 9600 Escarpment Blvd. Ste. 745-239 Austin, TX 78749 no later than Oct. 28. Sign up for this opportunity here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548AEAE29A5F58-gift1

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