They Are Helping Us, Help You

Become a HELPIST!

We’ve had a lot of help and support, and we want to thank the individuals, businesses, and organizations who help us help others!

We get asked all the time by people and groups who want to volunteer, how can I help? 

HELPIS provides ongoing support to people in need within our community as well as many organizations working directly with vulnerable people. There are needs that are both constant and urgent that HELPIS has many requests for! If you would like to volunteer to help with these efforts, we have several “ready-to-go” ideas below.

 

Please reach out to us for more information or to let us know about your volunteer efforts! 

***Additionally, please see our note about the types of donations HELPIS does and does need here. 

1.

Shop!

Shop on Amazon.com using our Smile account! Just shop as you normally would using the link in the button!

You can also check our Facebook group for specific wishlist needs. 

2.

Dignity Bags

(for individuals experiencing homelessness) hygiene products, gift cards, underwear, socks preferably in a handbag or backpack.

3.

Food/Snack Packs

(for children and youth experiencing food insecurity) backpacks for youth with food, snacks, gift cards, hats/gloves if weather appropriate.

4.

Welcome Home Baskets

(for families leaving shelters after obtaining housing) - new pot & pan, kitchen towels, sheets, cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels, utensils, curtains, shower curtain

5.

Comfort Packs

(to be distributed to victims of sexual assault, foster youth in emergency placement, homeless youth) backpack, new pajamas, new socks, new underwear, soft lap blanket, journal

6.

Boo Boo Bags

(for children receiving medical care at BHCH) – coloring books, crayons, markers, stickers, small stuffed animals, toys, sweets)

7.

Baby Care Packages

(for moms and babies experiencing homelessness or economic struggles) diaper bag, wipes, diapers, diaper cream, baby nail clippers, bottles, receiving blankets, hat, onesies, gift cards, formula, bottles, socks, etc.

8.

Throw a Baby Shower (for general collections)

Step 1. Create a registry

Step 2. Throw a baby shower and invite your friends, family, coworker and/or neighbors to attend

Step 3. Have a great time!

Step 4. Deliver items to HelpIs, where they will be distributed to mothers in need through various programs