Our amazing Guardians often inquire about in-kind donations. Here’s what we need.
Hygiene supplies: We stock and distribute new, unopened hygiene supplies for any students and community members in need. This includes deodorant, small-size shampoos and soaps, and tampons and pads.
Old hardback books: We need your old hardback books for The People’s Paper Co-op social enterprise. Our Re-entry Fellows transform them into beautiful journals, filled with handmade paper recycled from expunged criminal records.
New, unused, and neatly organized art supplies: Markers, paper, bagged clay — our multimedia classrooms can use many different kinds of art supplies. The time you take to organize them is the real donation: it makes it possible for our teachers to use your supplies.
Fabrics (2 yards and up): Our sewing classes love donated fabrics. It is difficult to use small pieces, but if you have several yards of fabric, we’re happy to use it. Clean/pressed is ideal — again, the greatest in-kind donation of all is your time in prepping materials for us to use.
Things we don’t need (but we’re grateful you’re thinking of us): pianos, old computers or cameras, musical instruments in need of repair, oil paint, fabric remnants, disorganized supplies.
As with all in-kind donations, please e-mail Administrative Manager Brenda Toler at firstname.lastname@example.org before making any deliveries.
WE <3 VOLUNTEERS
From our annual Village Park Day, to sharing your unique skills, there are as many ways to get involved as there are Village Guardians. We would love to hear from you! Please fill out the interest form at the link below to share how you’d like to connect with The Village community.
The angels created by Lily Yeh and Big Man watch over The Village year round. Now they can travel with you! This cloisonné pin features a guardian from the iconic Angel Alley mosaic. This powerful symbol of community care is our thank you to all of our Guardians, big and small.