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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.
*Help organize and work prom drive which will be 1 day at the Batavia Public Library in late February or early March (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 in Sept. and 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.
*Check facebook and website in October for ideas to help for the holidays
Batavia Apartment General Store
Residents of the Batavia Apartments visit the General Store 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. 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.
You can drop off at Batavia Apartments and get a donation form. Other drop off points: Batavia United Methodist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church and Congregational Church of Batavia. Hours for drop off at Congregational Church are 9-1 and 2-4:30; drop off at door #1 (south side of church).
Body Wash for men and women
Diapers - All sizes
Toilet bowl cleaner
Any questions, please contact Veronica Horton
Resident Service Coordinator
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:
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!
For information on how to participate, please contact us.