Help from home

There are so many ways to help North Fulton Community Charities outside of our building. If you are under the age of 13 and can’t yet volunteer with us on location, the following are great projects you can do on your own or with a group of friends. Even if you are 13 or older, you can still use these projects to earn service hours for school, clubs, and more.

“Can Do” Attitude

I “Can” Say No – Red Ribbon Week

Trick or Treat to Eat – Halloween week

It’s “Uncanny” – Non-canned food (bagged or boxed items)

Pasta Patrol – Macaroni and cheese, noodles of all sorts

Boxes for Breakfast – Cereal, pop-tarts, granola or grain bars

Battle of the Boxes – Class challenge food drive collecting box foods

Souper Bowl – January food drive for canned soup

Fruity Friday – Can fruit collection

Pop-in Party – Pop top cans of food for homeless

Snack Time: Granola Bars, Raisins, Nuts (healthy based snacks)

Encourage your friends to become creative and hunt for items to fill bags for the homeless:

1. Food Bags: Bottle of water, plastic utensils, napkins, wet wipes, pop top cans of Vienna sausage or tuna, granola bar, fruit cup, individual packs of crackers, Goldfish, cookies, etc

2. Toiletry Bag: travel size items including toothpaste, toothbrush, bar of soap, shampoo and conditioner, comb, disposable razor, etc.

Clean out your drawers and closet – donate items you don’t need to the NFCC Thrift Shop

Earn money doing odd jobs around the house – donate proceeds to NFCC

Start a Lemonade Stand or Bake Sale – donate proceeds to NFCC

Purchase items for the NFCC Food Pantry

Toilet Tree: Place a tree in lobby and collect travel or full sized toiletries

Baby Shower: collect diapers, wipes, baby food, formula, baby toiletries

Paper Route: Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and tissues

Hearts and Soles: Gather gently used shoes for Valentine Project

Back to School “Blues”: recycle denim clothing May – August

Community Garden: grow vegetables/fruit for Environmental Club – Plant a row for the Hungry Pennies from Heaven: Collect pennies, turn into dollars – donate to NFCC or shop for food

Gift Card Collection: Collect grocery store gift cards

Mother’s & Father’s Day Boxes: Shoes boxes filled with toiletries, socks, comb, brush, etc.

Clients may “order” these with their grocery points. The bags MUST be precise.  

Put the following items in a quart-sized Ziploc bag:  

1-2 – travel size shampoo

1-2 – travel size conditioner

1-2 – travel size lotion

2-3 – small bar soaps

1 – toothpaste

1 – body wash

Next, FILL the bag to the top with either more of the above items or something off our miscellaneous list. Make sure it is completely full, but won’t break open when closed. Be sure they are zipped tight!

Miscellaneous Suggestions: band-aids, hair gel, shower cap, extra lotion, hand wipes, emery board, and any small personal care item. If you want to put in a little encouragement note, poem or verse, go ahead!  Please do not bring back any “incomplete” bags.

Clients may “order” these with their grocery points. The bags MUST be precise.  

Put the following items in a quart-sized Ziploc bag:  

8 Tampons per bag

12 Panty Liners per bag

8 Pads per bag

Clients may “order” these with their grocery points. We break down large store packages into the smaller bundles. (No diapers under size 4 please.)

• Diapers Size 4, 5, 6 and Pull-ups – 8 per bundle

• Bundles are rubber-banded together with a post-it labeling the size.  

If you have extras you want to donate, just rubber-band and label by size, then put in a separate sack labeled “Extras.”

Wipes are divided by container into bundles of about 20-25 (no need to count), folded over and put in a sandwich-sized Ziploc bag.  No need to label. But sure it is zipped tight!

Please put them back into the box they came from for easy storage in our pantry!

The homeless kits are given to our homeless clients.

In a gallon Ziploc bag put a pair of rubber (Medium or Large) flip-flops, 2 washcloths and 1 hand towel (get cheap/thin ones-they dry faster), a travel sized hand sanitizer, chap stick and a pair of tube socks.  

Optional: travel pack of Band-Aids, small travel sunblock and travel wipes.  If you want to include a Marta pass (round trip $5) or a Walmart/Convenience Store gift card ($5), you may.

Help Us Keep Track of Your At Home Project!

Fill out the Help from Home form and let us know what you have planned. We want to know!

Did You Know:

87% of the education program participants increased their wages or improved wage earning potential last year.