Group Service Projects
Thank you for your interest in group service projects at the People's Resource Center (PRC). Since 1975, the PRC has been meeting the community's needs, neighbor to neighbor. Last year, over 28,000 people used our services to get back into the economic mainstream. Most took advantage of our Food Pantry, Clothes Closet and a homeless prevention program. However, many also went a step further, taking advantage of programs that offer opportunities to break the cycle of poverty and enhance their lives, including computer training, job assistance, literacy training, and ESL and GED classes. We welcome the energy and commitment of people of all ages who want to offer their services and resources to neighbors experiencing financial need. Due to the variety of our programs, there is a multitude of ways for people in schools, service organizations, church-affiliated and community service groups to assist us and fill a great need for others. The families we serve are thrilled by the unexpected bucket of cleaning supplies, the special new baby items, or the birthday goodies for their little one. Please consider one of the following projects in light of your group's interests, mission and availability. Or if you have an idea of a way to help us that is not included in this list, please do it!
- Help gather items to share with our families.
- Food Collections - Use the PRC Wish List to organize a food drive. Classroom competitions and scavenger hunts are fun!
- Organize a Crunch for Cereal, to stock a favorite item. Mac n' Cheese, PLEASE is always needed.
- Birthday Bags with cake mix, frosting, small toys, crafts and treats
- Baby Food and Formula
- Diapers and Wipes, especially sizes 3-5
- Personal Care Product Drive, to care for yourself, your laundry and your home - soap, toilet paper, shampoo, cleaners, detergent, etc.
- Dry Erase Boards and markers and wipes for Literacy students
- Clothing Drive for our Clothes Connection, perhaps a Blue Jean Drive, an Undy Sunday, Warm Hats and Mittens from Warm Hearts.
- Do a Toy Drive for Share the Spirit
- Snowball Fight for PRC: Students Collect Tube Socks, Roll them Up and enjoy an indoor "snowball fight",
- Fundraisers to use for Culminating Experiences on Hunger/Homelessness Units
- Bowl-a-thon, Dance-a-thon, Walk/Run; Students collect pledges and raise funds to end hunger
- Dress-up Day, Denim Day
- Penny Drive: Students collect pennies and loose change - can be school or inter-classroom competition
- Bake Sales, Yard Sales
- Organize Potlucks to End Hunger
- Crafts and Projects
- Collect aluminum cans for cash
- Collect Cell Phones and Ink Jet Toner Cartridges to turn into PRC cash
- Collect Personal Computers 2 Gigahertz or faster for refurbishing
- Collect Art Supplies for People's Art
- Collect hotel sized toiletries to give to families
- Collect paper bags and plastic grocery bags to reuse in our Market
- Collect Children's Books Gently Used
- Make tote bags (10x12) to hold Literacy supplies
- Decorate Holiday Poppers out of cardboard rolls, and fill with candy for Holiday handouts for the children
- Make craft containers and fill with treats to add to Birthday Bags
- Make cards for our families: Birthdays, Valentine, Mother's Day, and assemble with some type of treat (candy, snack)
For additional questions about volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinator at 630-682-5402 or e-mail email@example.com