During this time, SAFE needs your help. Here are some options for:
Off-Site Volunteer Projects During COVID-19 & Shelter In Place
If you are looking for ways to help others with the added bonus of keeping yourself and/or your kids busy during this time of social distancing and staying in place, below are some projects that you can work on from home by ordering supplies online and delivering at a later date. Email Lindsay Contreras at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding quantity, delivery, etc.
Upcoming Holiday Goodies
You can help the kids and families we serve create happy memories associated with the holidays by providing crafts, decorations, and gift wrapping kits. Click here to view and sign up for upcoming Fall and Winter Holiday related options. You can also click here to sign up to purchase the gifts that will go directly to the people we serve.
Create Intake Food Bags
When most survivors are admitted to SAFE’s Family Shelter, they do not bring any food with them. We would love to receive premade bags of nonperishable food items that we can provide them when they arrive. Ideally, each bag would contain a couple of breakfast items (such as individual cups of oatmeal), a couple of lunch items (cups of ramen, microwaveable mac & cheese, Chef Boyardee, canned soup, etc.), a couple of dinner items (such as dry pasta and a can/jar of pasta sauce, canned tuna/chicken with a couple packets of mayo, a box of Velveeta, boxed dinners that don’t require fresh meat, etc.), and a couple of snacks (such as granola bars, canned fruit, etc.).
Create a Welcome Kit for Survivors Entering Shelter
Most people arrive to the SAFE Family Shelter with very few – if any – personal belongings. SAFE sets up each room with the “basics” so they have one less thing to worry about. We would love your help with creating any of these kit options. If you’re feeling creative, you could provide a handwritten positive affirmation or a piece of uplifting artwork they can hang in their room. Please email Lindsay Contreras (email@example.com), for information about approved language for affirmations and for information about delivery.
Volunteers are a vital link between SAFE and the community, providing support in every aspect of our mission to end sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence. For more information on regular ongoing volunteer opportunities, contact us at SAFEvolunteer@safeaustin.org.
We have community engagement opportunities for folks who would like to get connected with our mission and issues quickly. View our events calendar to see what is available.
And sign up for our SAFE E-newsletter HERE.