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. The Gratitude Calendar is a great project for the family in November.
Make it fun and incorporate a theme! Be sure to check our Most Needed List before planning your Food Drive.
“Can Do” Attitude
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
Snack Time: Granola Bars, Raisins, Nuts (healthy based snacks)
Clean out your drawers and closet – donate seasonally appropriate items you don’t need to the NFCC Thrift Shop
Earn money doing odd jobs around the house – donate proceeds to NFCC or purchase items for the NFCC Food Pantry
Start a Lemonade Stand or Bake Sale – donate proceeds to NFCC
We keep these packs available for our Food Pantry clients. 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 – travel size toothpaste
(These are the basics we put in each bag.)
Next, FILL the bag with either more items from the list or other small travel size items. Suggestions include bandaids, chapstick, body wash, shower cap, hand sanitizer, travel size deodorant, etc. Please DO NOT include disposable razors or an unwrapped toothbrush. Make sure the bag is completely full, but won’t break open when closed. Be sure they are zipped tight!
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 use their pantry points to order these feminine product bags. The bags MUST be precise and may contain only one type of item.
- 12 tampons in one quart-sized ziploc bag.
- 12 panty liners in one quart-sized ziploc bag.
- 8 pads in one quart-sized ziploc bag.
Clients may use their pantry points to order diaper bundles. 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!
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:
Over 4,000 families are served by NFCC each year.