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Service Projects

If you are interested in completing one of the service projects listed below, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by e-mail or phone at 435.753.2500 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Volunteer Coordinator will be able to provide you with information and suggestions to ensure your project is a success, as well as inform you of which project(s) CAPSA is most in need of at the time.

If you are not interested in any of the projects listed below, but you have another project in mind that you would like to do, please call or e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss your ideas in more detail.

All of CAPSA's services and supplies are provided to our clients free of charge. Without the generous volunteer projects, donations, and service projects, this would not be possible. Thank you for making it possible!

If you would like to send a monetary donation to CAPSA, please visit the Donations page.

Service Project Ideas For Volunteers and Community Groups

All services and supplies at CAPSA are provided to the victims free of charge. Your donations directly improve the lives of the victims affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape in Cache Valley. The kit ideas below are put together by CAPSA, but they are not final. Please feel free to expand or narrow down these kits to fit within your time frame and your budget. We appreciate any and all donations that we receive. Additionally, you do not need to donate items in kits. You can donate items listed below and our volunteers can match them with other donations to make kits. The only thing we ask of you is to collect donations from citizens of the community, and not from businesses. CAPSA solicits donations from various Cache Valley businesses for fundraisers throughout the year, so we do not want to overextend our welcome. Please help us keep our relationships with local businesses strong by only collecting from community members. Thank you for your understanding and assistance.

School Supplies Kit

Age: All ages, preschool-high school
Why: CAPSA provides children's groups and cares for children while parents are using our services. School kits are given to these children during the time they are at CAPSA, and are also provided to children who are staying in the shelter and may need some additional supplies for school. Materials for the kits can be compiled and stored in Ziploc bags, over the shoulder bags, or backpacks.

Potential Kit Items:

  • Notepad
  • Pencil and Pencil Sharpener
  • Pens
  • Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper
  • Stencils
  • Books

Baby Supply Kit

Age: Newborn to Toddlers
Why: Babies are expensive!

Potential Kit Items:

  • Disposable diapers (age-appropriate)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Blanket
  • Bibs
  • Socks
  • Bottles
  • Washcloth

Children's Support Group Kits

Ages: Toddler to 12 years
Why: Children's Groups meet twice a week, and we always need supplies.

Potential Kit Items:

  • Bubbles
  • Small Pillows (6-10 inches, solid colors to be decorated)
  • Empty Film Canisters, Black or White
  • Colored Index Cards
  • Encouragement Stickers
  • Wooden Craft Sticks, Craft Glue/Glue Sticks, and Beads

New Home Kits

Why: Sheltered clients who are leaving shelter and moving into a new home or apartment need lots of basic household items. Please assemble these items either in boxes or in tote bags.

Potential Kit Items:

  • Dish Soap/Dish Towels/Dish Cloths
  • Laundry Detergent/Fabric Softener/Fabric Sheets
  • Over the Counter Medicines (i.e. Tylenol or Advil), not close to expiration
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothbrushes
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning Products (for Bathroom & Household)
  • Twin Sheets/Blankets/Pillows
  • Hair Care Products (in large bottles, not travel size containers)
  • Diapers/Baby Wipes
  • Towels
  • Mop/Broom
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap

Support Center/Office Kits

Why: The office serves thousands of out-of-shelter clients every year, and the staff members are continually in need of supplies.

Potential Kit Items:

  • Cleaning Supplies/All-Purpose Cleaners
  • Deodorizers
  • Disinfecting Wipes/Sprays
  • Dishwashing Soap/Dishwasher Detergent
  • Laundry Soap
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Tin Foil
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap and Refills
  • Kitchen Trash Bags (all sizes)

Hygiene Kits

Why: When clients check in to the shelter without any personal belongings, they are in need of basic hygiene products such as toothbrushes, shampoo, and soap. Toiletries appropriate for adult men and women, teenage boys and girls, and small children stored in Ziploc bags or small tote bags are perfect to give to these clients.

Potential Kit Items (as appropriate for the gender/age you are preparing kits for):

  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Toothpaste
  • Bars of Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner Bottles (or a 2-in-1 shampoo plus conditioner)
  • Razor(s) and Shaving Cream
  • Deodorant
  • Washcloth
  • Bath Toy(s), Bath Bubbles, and/or Bath Paint
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap and Refills
  • Chapstick

Pampering Kits

Why: Sometimes clients have days where nothing is going right – job leads are falling through, apartment or house hunting is going nowhere – and we want to cheer them up by giving them a pampering kit with a few items that are extra special, and of the highest quality.

Potential Kit Items:

  • Gift Bag (to assemble the kit in) – NOT Birthday- or Holiday-specific
  • Fancy Lotion (Bath & Body Works, etc.)
  • Fancy Soap/Body Wash
  • Washcloth
  • Journal
  • Gift Card (to a general store such as Wal-Mart)
  • Small Sketching Pad with Colored Pencils or Watercolors
  • Lip Gloss
  • Small Perfume Vial(s)
  • Perfumed Candles

Paper Drive

Why: All types of paper are needed for office and shelter use.

Potential Kit Items:

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Napkins
  • Kleenex
  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Cups
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Office Paper (white, colored, cardstock, holiday/special, stationary)
  • Copy Paper (bright white)
  • Pocket Folders
  • File Folders (and hanging file folders)
  • Binders – 1", 1½", 2", and 2½"

Administrative Assistance/Copying

Why: At CAPSA we keep files on every individual client, which requires extensive photocopies and careful assembly. We have four different file types, and would provide you with a master copy of each. You would photocopy them and assemble them in file folders.

Advocate Bags

Why: The mobile crisis team is a team of volunteers on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Advocate bags hold all the materials and documentation that they need if they get call out to assist a victim.

Potential Kit Items:

  • Shoulder/briefcase/small backpack with large compartments
  • 3 Pocket folders
  • Kleenex travel packs
  • 2 water bottles
  • Small toys, activity books or coloring books and a small pack of crayons or markers
  • Two notepads: Lined notepads
  • Three pens and three pencils (mechanical or regular)

 

For this project, CAPSA will supply mast copies of our files and brochures/fliers about CAPSA. Please contact the CAPSA Volunteer Coordinator at 435-753-2500 to arrange these materials. These are very important bag used to go out on calls and assist clients. We desperately need advocate bags and we thank you for taking the time to do these.