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Holiday Baskets Drives Toolkit

Host a donation drive
to give help & hope
to neighbors in need

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UPDATE: We are getting ready to finish packing all the boxes for Holiday Baskets, with thanks to everyone who has donated items! If you’d like to support the program, please consider making a financial gift to provide funds in case we need to purchase last-minute items.

Here you will find our toolkit, flyers and materials to help you host your own (socially-distanced) donation drive
for local families in need this holiday season.

Step 1: Determine your drive type

Decide if you’d like to host a Virtual Drive or Item Donation Drive to collect the following items:

Currently, our biggest needs are personal care items, electronics, sterilization products and baby essentials (not diapers).

  • Blankets: New blankets for families. Queen and king sizes. Handmade blankets/quilts should be pre-washed. 900 needed.
  • Baby Items: New items designated for babies: diapers, baby wipes, lotion, shampoo, pacifiers. 200 needed of each item.
  • Games & Puzzles: New family board games or puzzles suitable for the entire family. Please, no toys. 1,100 needed.
  • Coloring Books: Suitable for senior adults. 200 needed.
  • Personal Care Items: New travel or full-size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap. 1,100 min needed for each item.
  • Electronics: Charging stations for multiple devices, earbuds, bluetooth speakers, batteries. 900 needed.
  • Coffee/Tea: Unopened instant coffee, ground coffee (reg/dec), tea bags. 1,100 needed.
  • Socks: New socks in all sizes. 1,100 or more needed.
  • Masks & Safety Products: New sterilization products including Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, masks for adults and children. 1,100 min needed for each item.
  • Household Items – Bulk Donations: New candles, spices, can openers, vegetable peelers, kitchen timers, measuring tapes, etc. 1,100 min needed for each item.

Contact us for help setting up a virtual fundraising drive or you can create your own fundraiser for CRC on Facebook.

Use the flyers below to host your own drive and view our wish list by clicking the button below.

View our Holiday Baskets wish list on Amazon.

COVID-19 Update: During the pandemic, please adhere to all county guidelines regarding physical distancing and wearing face coverings. This advice applies to your efforts in donation drives, but also to the photos you take of these efforts. CRC appreciates the community’s support of Holiday Baskets and all our programs, but we cannot use photos that do not adhere to these guidelines for posting on our social media channels or newsletter.

Step 2: Contact us about your drive

Please let us know what you will be collecting by completing the form below!

    Which type of drive would you like to hold?

    Step 3: Advertise your drive

    Below are flyers and poster templates to help get the word out about your donation drive. Please share on social media!
    CRC is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also start your own Facebook Fundraiser!

    STEP 4: COLLECT ITEMS AND DONATIONS

    Here are some tips for collecting items and donations:

    • Collection bins: To collect items, any large container will work! Be sure to print the collection bin sign and attach to your bin for collecting items.
    • Monetary donations: CRC can stretch every dollar donated into more food and essentials through our bulk purchasing power. Host your own virtual drive through MobileCause or Facebook. Checks can be made out to: Community Resource Center, with “Holiday Baskets” designated in the memo line. CRC also has envelopes available that you can distribute to your group or mailing. Contact holidaybaskets@crcncc.org for assistance.

    STEP 5: DELIVER ITEMS

    Please coordinate with the item Captain for delivery and storage logistics (view our wish list for their contact information, or use the contact form above). Please check the drop-off schedule for dates in October and November during which you may deliver your donated items. Thank you!

    For large quantities and bulk donations, please contact us at holidaybaskets@crcncc.org for assistance.