Watch this short 2020 Fox Cities Sorting Day video!
“Many of our clients arrive afraid, depressed, and embarrassed to ask for help. They are very grateful for the personal care items we can offer them. These donated supplies not only help them with their immediate needs, but they also demonstrate that our community cares about them.” – LEAVEN More Stories 2020
The Family’s annual ‘Help for the Homeless’ hygiene drive works with area homeless coalitions every spring to stock the shelves of 90+ homeless and crisis programs in 15 Wisconsin communities in our listening areas. The goal of ‘Help for the Homeless’ is to supply a year’s worth of product to each agency (In many cases, this is happening!). In 2020, generous community members at 900+ businesses, churches, and schools hosted collection boxes and donated $428,000 worth of laundry soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. to their local crisis programs. In its 28th year, the drive has provided more than $3.7 million dollars’ worth of hygiene supplies to local crisis programs and those they serve. Donations remain in the communities where they are collected.
Appleton/Fox Cities, Antigo, Brown County/Green Bay, Chilton, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc/Two Rivers, Marathon County/Wausau, Marshfield, Oconto/Marinette, Oshkosh, Seymour, Sheboygan/Plymouth, Stevens Point, Waupaca, and Wisconsin Rapids.
YOU HAVE OPTIONS! Logistics of donating will change this year due to COVID-19, but the need is greater than ever. Our local agencies count on the event to support children, families, and community members in need!
- February 14-March 7, drop donations off at Festival Foods or Walgreens Stores OR join more than 900+ local businesses, churches, and schools who participate annually, and…
- A) HOST A COLLECTION BOX: place collection boxes and in common areas and invite staff, members, and students to contribute.
- B) DON’T HOST A BOX, BUT STILL PARTICIPATE BY PROMOTING THE DRIVE VIRTUALLY IN-HOUSE! If most people are off-site, then participate by encouraging them to donate supplies at local public collection sites or donate funds on-line. A”Donate” button will be added to this page in February. Financial donations will be designated for the community where the gift comes from, and funds will be used to purchase gift cards to Walmart, Walgreens, or another local retailer of the agencies’ choice for purchasing hygiene supplies. 100% of donated funds go toward the event, The Family Radio keeps none of these funds.
Print-ready flyers and blurbs to paste into newsletters/memos etc. are in the “Information Kit” below.
For more information at The Family studios 800-236-9364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kit contains printable flyers, blurbs to cut and paste, lists, logos, news release, etc.
Donate at: Festival Foods & Walgreens Stores
Also at sponsors, and participating businesses, schools, churches and organizations in participating communities
Thanks to these 2020 sponsors!
|Thanks also to Menasha Corporation for generously donating collection boxes!|
Shampoo (for all ethnicities)
Diapers (sizes 3,4,5 & pull ups)
Children’s Pain Meds