How Can I Chip In?

MAKE A MONETARY DONATION

CHIP IN Batavia Monetary Donation

Donations to CHIP IN Batavia will be used as needed to purchase school products, procure coats and shoes, refill snack bin and to fulfill other needs. Your PayPal receipt will be from Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, a 501(c)3. You do not have to sign up for PayPal. Pay as a guest.

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DONATE ITEMS FROM A LIST OF CURRENT NEEDS

CURRENT NEEDS-LINK TO GOOGLE DOC SPREADSHEET 

 

Everyone should be able to access this document now without registering or being "invited".  Please email us at info@chipinbatavia.org if you have any problems or prefer to use email to tell us how you want to help.

 

 

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Ideas for CHIP IN Volunteering

 

*PLEASE LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE:  CHIP IN Batavia

We post current needs and often looking for gently used donations of clothes, sports items, and furniture.  We also have a website:  www.chipinbatavia.org

 

*Help organize and work prom drive which will be 1 day at the Batavia Public Library in late February or early March (pick up dresses from Zano; organize at Library; work/set up event at library; promote)

 

*Donate musical instruments not being used anymore. 

 

*Pick up food from Pantry monthly to deliver to families in need who are without a car

 

*Food collection drive for Friday Backpacks; work with Fox Valley Christian church who makes backpacks every week- work with any groups who want to collect food

 

*Help find dishes, pots and pans (stock is almost gone from Jewel stamp program)

 

*Make bags for Birthday in a Bag program (flyer with info on facebook and website and at admin center)

 

*Help collect school supplies/make complete school backpacks for next year: will be working with churches and groups to collect specific items each month to build inventory of supplies to make backpacks for next year.  Will make about 100-150. So January may be folders, February may be post it flags, etc.

 

*Report on any rentals you see in town (we have 2 volunteer coordinators to organize and track rentals on ongoing basis.)

 

*Start a gift card collection (a few churches did this and collected over 70, $10 gift cards)

 

*Drop off gently used bicycles to All Spoked Up to be given away after they are cleaned and fitted

 

*Donate Valentine’s Cards in January at any elementary school for kids who cannot buy them for their classmates

 

*Donate gently used/clean Halloween costumes – drop off at Congregational Church, now until Oct. 3.  They will organize them and bring them to the Clothes Closet, where families can shop for free.

 

*There is often a big lost and found at each school around Christmas and end of school year with nice items-Looking for volunteers to pick up the items in December and May and wash them and give them to the clothes closet. 

 

*Hope to do a book drive soon, so please save books for younger kids.  And unused coloring books/crayons

 

*Check facebook and website in October for ideas to help for the holidays

 

*Donate household items and supplies for the Giving Tree at the Batavia Apartments.  Collection boxes are at Congregational Church, Immanuel Lutheran, and Batavia United Methodist Church.

 

“The Giving Tree Program

On the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, the residents of the Batavia Apartments are able to visit the room one time per month to fill out a request list.  They are awarded points based on their apartment/family size and can use those points to trade in for items that are not covered by food stamps at the store.  Most items are 1 point with the exception of larger items, diapers and laundry detergent.  To empower the residents further, if they participate in other programs or volunteer for the Resident Service Coordinator, they can earn extra points for the program.

 

Needs List for the Giving Tree Room

-       Liquid hand soap

-       Liquid dish soap

-       Paper plates/cups

-       Pine sol (or any other brand of multi-purpose cleaner)

-       Full sized conditioner bottles

-       Paper Towel rolls

-       Paper napkins

-       Garbage Bags

-       Laundry Detergent         (the 32-46 load bottles, or “pods” are preferred)

-       Hand sanitizer

-       Ziploc bags – all sizes

-       Diapers all sizes

-       Garbage Bags

-·      Bathroom Cleaner

      -       All Purpose Spray Cleaner (i.e. Kitchen cleaner/disinfectant)

      -       Kleenex    

      -       Body wash

      -       Body Lotion

      -       Toilet Paper

      -       Clorox/Antibacterial cleaning wipes

**Bolded items most in need. 

Other Ways to Donate

We work directly with the BPS101 Director of Student Services/Homeless Liason and the Community Outreach Manager to provide help where the need is greatest. CHIP IN Batavia has representatives assigned to one point person at each school within the district and all student information remains confidential.  The school liaison keeps our organization informed of student needs on a regular basis.  This may be as simple as supplying a student with basic school supplies,  providing tutoring and/or snacks for before and after school.  Some ways you can help:

 

  • Donate gently used bicycles and bike locks...please drop them off at All Spoked Up in Batavia
  • Donate bike helmets- must be new- to All Spoked Up in Batavia
  • Donate new or used calculators at the end of the school year
  • Donate notebooks, pens, pencils, poster board, backpacks- any school supplies; larger backpacks for BHS always needed. 
  • Donate gift cards for Gas, Goodwill, Aldis, Target, Kohls, Walmart,  Batavia Park District (for classes)
  • Donate gift cards from local taxi services for families without transportation (students often stay after school or need rides to school activities) or gas cards.We also purchase 1 way Dial-A-Ride Pace bus passes for families.
  • Donate money and the organization will apply the funds to the area of need-Donations/checks can be sent to and need to be made out to the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence (BFEE)..see information on this page
  • Contact us if your local church/service group or organization would like to adopt Batavia High School  for their ongoing needs or to be contacted when specific needs arise for a family
  • You can also have your name added to our roster of people to contact as special needs arise.

 

Donations can be dropped off at the  Batavia School District 101 Office, at 335 W. Wilson St., Batavia IL  60510.  (630) 937-8800 (or a specific school if listed). All checks should be made out to the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, and mark CHIP IN Batavia in the memo line.  THANK YOU!

 

 

Want to Chip In?

For more information or to volunteer, fill out our contact form.

 

CHIP IN Batavia

c/o Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence

P.O. Box 1003

Batavia, IL  60510

 

See us on Facebook:

CHIP IN Batavia

 

and email us at:

info@chipinbatavia.org

We help families move from temporary housing to their own apartments, provide warm clothing,  school supplies and many other things to help a student succeed. We help students and their families  on a case by case basis to make sure students are ready and excited to learn and thrive.We work directly with BPS101 to help with mentor projects and other activities that help students on free/reduced lunch or who are in temporary housing.

For information on how to participate, please contact us.

Please see our News and Events page for an update on all the accomplishments we have made together!!

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Bikes for Batavia:

 

 TO DATE, WE HAVE GIVEN AWAY OVER 200 BIKES!!!!

We need KIDS bicycles that are in rideable condition- All Spoked Up repairs them for kids and adults who need a bike.  Thank you Batavia!!  We can also use  locks and and  new helmets, training wheels too--If you have any of these, please drop them off at All Spoked Up, 3 Webster St., Batavia.  We are working with All Spoked Up, the

Batavia Bicycle Commission, and Batavia Rotary Club. They are given to students and adults in need of transportation for school, work and shopping. CHIP IN helps identify students in need and  contributes  funds for repairs.

 Thank You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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