Monthly Volunteer Challenge

pencils

January Volunteer Challenge:

refill Beaufort County teacher's supplies for the next half of the year.

Supplies of all types are needed including tissues, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, paper towels. Traditional supplies such as pencils, pens, Expo markers, notebooks, highlighters, glue sticks and more are needed, as are cleaning supplies and individually wrapped snacks.

Contact Sue Tidd at the Beaufort County United Way at stidd@unitedwaybc.net to register your Collection Drive, to ask questions or for more information. Supplies can be dropped off at the Beaufort County United Way office located at 113 East 15th Street in Washington.

hygiene kits

February Volunteer Challenge:

Hygiene supplies or assembled kits for migrant farmers.

Hygiene supplies will be used to create kits for migrant farmers and their families for when they arrive in our community for the planting and harvesting season in eastern North Carolina in April. Donated supplies can be assembled into kits prior to dropping off at United Way or individual items may be donated. We suggest using travel sizes or small/regular size items.

Suggested supplies include:

Toothbrush, toothpaste, a bar of soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shave gel, deodorant, comb, razor, lip balm, facecloth, bandages, hand sanitizer, tissues, nail clippers, hair ties, and feminine hygiene products (tampons and pads).

Contact Sue Tidd at the Beaufort County United Way at stidd@unitedwaybc.net to register your Collection Drive, to ask questions or for more information. Supplies can be dropped off at the Beaufort County United Way office located at 113 East 15th Street in Washington.

How to Host a Workplace Supply Collection
  • Organize a drop-off location at work.
  • Dress up a box or collection device.
  • Decorate it so it stands out! Include a sign. Then get the word out to your co-workers.
  • Set a goal of how many you want to collect.
  • Set up an interdepartmental challenge to see who can collect the most!
  • If you engage with the public, or customers, place the collection bin where they can also contribute to the challenge.
  • At the end of the collection period, be sure to publicize the of and types of supplies collected.
  • Thank all who participated
Host a Neighborhood Supply Collection
  • Organize a drop-off location on a neighbor's porch, community center or another central location in the neighborhood.
  • Dress up a box or collection device.
  • If it will be outside, make sure to use a waterproof tote with a tight cover.
  • Decorate it so it stands out! Include a sign. Then get the word out to your neighborhood.
  • Issue a challenge to other neighborhoods, or one side of the street versus the other!
  • At the end of the collection period, be sure to publicize the amount and types of supplies collected.
  • Thank all who participated