by Brenna Lakeson
Knowing the best ways to support our work can be overwhelming. Between fundrasiers, donating toiletries, and volunteering, there are a lot of options, especially if you’re short on time or resources. But even if you have limited time or money, there are still some incredibly easy ways to give back.
Another new oppotunity, and perhaps the one we’re most excited about: OAC Stewards! Known elsewhere as “recurring donors” or “monthly givers”, OAC Stewards help support us year round. This is a great option for people who are unable to give a large lump sum and allows you to spread out your giving over time. Become an OAC Steward today by choosing “monthly” under “donation frequency” here, and receive a free bumper sticker, like the one pictured above!
This is another great option if you want to give automatically with each purchase you make! Amazon Smile gives a small portion of each purchase you make on Amazon to a charity of your choice. Visit smile.amazon.com and choose Central Outreach and Advocacy Center as your charity to get started!
Do you shop for groceries at Kroger? If so, register your Kroger Plus card, choose us as your charity, and Kroger will donate to us each time you shop! It’s quick, easy, and especially great for those with limited finances, since you’re not actually the one who has to do the donating!
Sponsor an Event
We currently have two main fundraising events each year – Central ArtWorks and Cheers for Change. We’re always looking for more individuals and businesses to be sponsors for these events. Sponsorships include event tickets, publicity in our literature, and other fun perks! If this is something you’re interested in, contact Kimberly Parker at [email protected]
We appreciate all the different ways we get support from donors and volunteers. We couldn’t do our work without you! For more information about donating or volunteering, visit the drop-down menu under “Get Involved.” We also hope you’ll consider some of these new out-of-the-box donation options to help us serve even more individuals experiencing homelessness.