A New Year’s Resolution You Might Actually Keep

If you’re anything like me, in January, you set BIG goals on things you want to accomplish in the new year. I’m really motivated… until February hits and life happens. I forget about my goals, and the kick myself when I haven’t made in progress when the next year rolls around. What if it didn’t have to be that way? This year, if one of your new year’s resolutions is to give back to your community more, let us help make it easy! Check out the five ways below you can crush your New Year’s resolutions and give back to your community with First Chance for Children.

Volunteer packaging diapers

Interested in helping us get diapers into the hands of those who need them? Consider helping us repackage our bulk diapers into the packages that go to families. To keep everyone safe during covid-19, we offer times for just you and your household- on your schedule! You can pick up a repackaging kit, or schedule a monthly time to spend at our office. Either way, the best way to get started is to reach out to our Director, Kasey, at director@fc4c.org. She can schedule a monthly or one-time event so it’s on your calendar, keeping you accountable, and helping families in our community!

Use your skills

Wrapping diapers not your thing? Are you awesome at marketing? graphic design? computer repair? or maybe you’re just great at organizing a yard clean up? First Chance is always looking for individuals with skills who are willing to donate their time and talents to make our organization more awesome. From one time events, to joining one of our board of directors committee’s, we want you! To see where you might fit, send Kasey a quick email: director@fc4c.org

Spread the word

If you’re a part of any type of group (for example a book club, mom’s group, service club, church group, or even your workplace) First Chance for Children would love to speak with your group about the services that we provide for families. Just like sharing on social media speaking with groups in person (or via Zoom) helps us to connect to community members and increases awareness of our programs in the community. It’s one easy way to make sure the whole community knows about what we can provide!

Host a diaper drive

If you have kids, you know about diapers. But do you know about diaper need? Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or child clean, dry, and healthy and nearly 1 in 3 families in the US experience it (National Diaper Bank Network, 2020). First Chance supplied families in need with 2,895 packages of diapers last year, and the need this year has only increased due to financial stressors brought on by Covid-19. Hosting a diaper drive is easy- just ask your friends and family to pick up an extra package or two of diapers the next time they head to the store. We also accept donations of clean open packs of diapers- perfect for parents whose kids have outgrown a diaper size before they finished the pack. 

Be a monthly donor

Looking to contribute to a cause financially this year? Be one of our monthly rock stars who keep funding stable and services being delivered- even during covid-19! A gift as small as $5 a month can make a huge impact. We make it easy, just set up a credit or debit card and you will be billed monthly. You can crush your new year’s resolution goals without ever having to think about it again! To get started, head over to donate now!

Get started today!

First Chance for Children relies on the support from our community in order to do the work that we do. Whether you take a spare minute to share one of our posts or volunteer on a long term basis, we appreciate every single drop of support that we get. By helping us reach more potential supporters, volunteering your time, or even just sharing one of our posts, you can play a role in our vision to ensure that all children will arrive at kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed in school and life. Are you ready to do your part? Visit our website to learn more about what we do, like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and connect with us to explore options for volunteering your time and talents. Thank you for helping us make a difference in our community!