“Shower” With Cleaning Supplies to Offer a Hand Up
Cleaning supplies are always needed: in our food pantry and to help families get started in their homes once they leave our shelter. Donate by yourself or organize a drive.
Jump start your drive with a presentation from one of our panel of speakers, or a tour for your leadership through our Social Services campus. Call our Community Resources office today at (239) 278-1551.
Choose a coordinator – While you may use a committee to spearhead your drive, select a representative to be the primary contact to The Salvation Army. It is suggested that you use this same person as “the face” of the cleaning supplies drive to your staff and any others to whom you may open this opportunity.
Secure support – Make sure that your corporation, church, office, or organization’s top management has endorsed your cleaning supplies drive and will do everything they can to help you organize, promote and run it.
Select your dates – The perfect time for your cleaning supplies drive is NOW. Choose a start date that gives you plenty of time for planning and organization and a realistic end date that affords enough time to market your drive. A suggested time span is at least one week.
Register your cleaning supplies drive – Please use the online Cleaning Supplies Drive Registration Form. This will enable us to plan.
Plan your collection – Where will you collect the cleaning supplies? What will you put them in? An attractive collection area will inspire your audience, so you may wish to decorate the boxes with our available signage or logo. You may wish to have several collection points if you have a large organization. Remember that your collection point is continuous publicity for your drive. Set up a secure method to collect checks, and have them made out to The Salvation Army.
Set your goal and have FUN! – Arrange a friendly competition between departments; take photos around the collection site, even theme your drive based on the time of year. Let your creativity flow! You may wish to itemize the contributions as they come in and post your daily totals.
Spread the word – Promote your cleaning supplies drive with email blasts, by hanging posters, distributing flyers, and via meeting announcements. Include information in your internal publications and newsletters. Use your Facebook page or other social media to include customers and clients.
Collect the cleaning supplies – During your drive, check the collection areas, and store the overflow. Box items as you go. The cartons that your copy paper comes in make great collection boxes! Continued collection throughout the drive inspires more participation.
Deliver the cleaning supplies – Have transportation lined up to deliver donations to The Salvation Army. Drop sites are:
- Social Services Campus – 2400 Edison Avenue – 8:30 am to 7:00 pm M-F
- Administrative Center – 10291 McGregor Blvd – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm M-f
- Outreach Services Center – 2476 Edison Avenue – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm M-Th
Celebrate and consider a scheduled annual cleaning supplies drive for The Salvation Army
Thank you for Being A Shield to protect the needy in our community. We have seen an increased need for assistance in our area. Would you consider helping on an annual basis to help the needy children and families in our community?
Feel free to call us to discuss this and other ways that you can assist – (239) 278-1551.