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Service to Go projects are ongoing DIY projects that can be completed anytime, anywhere throughout the year - at your business, home, etc!


What:

  • These projects provide meaningful resources for United Way Community Impact partner organizations that serve individuals, families, and children in need in Larimer County.

  • Service to Go is great for groups as well as individuals.

  • Why:

  • As volunteers, we often want to make our community a better place, but sometimes it can be hard to find the time or know where to start. Service to Go projects are small yet significant things you can do that make a powerful impact in someone’s life.

  • How:

  • Choose from the many projects below! 

  • Upon signing up, we will send you everything you need to know to complete the project, including the purpose, impact, materials needed, instructions for completion, relfection, drop-off instructions, and helpful tips and resources!

  • Not ready to committ? Don't worry. Clicking Sign-Up on a project below is simply your expression of interest, not a hard committment. United Way staff will email you with more information to help meet your needs. 


  • Unsure of which project to choose? Our tips and guides can help you decide! 


    Starts:Monday, July 1, 2019

    Ends:Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    United Way of Larimer County

    From 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020

    Birthday, Holiday & Greeting Cards

    Create a greeting card for a member of the community who might not have anyone to spend birthdays or holidays with-- and isn't it wonderful to recieve a card from someone "just because?"

    Birthday, Holiday & Greeting Cards not only provide essential basic needs for struggling individuals; they also bring comfort and let someone know they are cared for.

    United Way of Larimer County

    From 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020

    Emergency Diaper Kits

    Put together an essential diaper kit for low-income families who may not have the funds or easy access to clean diapers or baby wipes for their children.

    Emergency Diaper Kits provide essential basic needs for struggling families, and these items can often be inaccessible or expensive. Basic needs services are critical to getting people back on their feet and on the road to self-sufficiency.

    United Way of Larimer County

    From 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020

    Feminine Hygiene Kits

    Period Poverty is when a girl, woman, or family cannot afford to buy period products like tampons and pads. The effects of period poverty can be damaging to the health, well-being, and self-esteem of the individual. The kits are given to women who come to facilities of direct service providers, often without anything to meet their basic needs. Feminine Hygiene Care Kits are small yet significant things you can do that make a powerful impact in someone?s life. They not only provide essential basic needs for struggling individuals; they also bring comfort and let someone know they are cared for.

    United Way of Larimer County

    From 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020

    First Aid Kits

    Put together a first aid kit with all the necessary items to treat a minor injury, allowing for homeless individuals to care for themselves in the event of an accident.

    These kits are important to people experiencing homelessness, because they provide a way for them to take care of themselves if they get a cut, a burn, or another small injury. First Aid Kits create an opportunity to provide self-care and maintain positive habits in order to prevent larger, long-term health problems.

    United Way of Larimer County

    From 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020

    Hygiene Kits

    Put together a hygiene kit for a homeless or struggling individual who is unable to purchase or access general hygiene items on a daily basis.

    The kits are given to individuals and homeless families who come to facilities of direct service providers, often without anything to meet their basic needs. Providing hygiene items allows them to balance their budgets and have money to pay for important items such as rent, utilities, and food. When people's basic needs are met, their self-esteem is boosted and they are better able to focus on reaching self-sufficiency.

    United Way of Larimer County

    From 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020

    Literacy Kits

    Create a literacy kit with a children's book and hands-on activities for children to enjoy during the process of interactive learning and reading.

    The first eight years of a child's life are most critical in terms of learning. During these years, children gain many of the basic learning patterns and abilities that they will build upon for the rest of their lives.

    A literacy kit is comprised of a children's book and a collection of related objects, games, or other activities designed to make reading interactive and enjoyable for young children. Contents of the literacy kit can help bring books to life and deepen the reading experience for the child. Literacy kits can give teachers, child care workers and volunteer readers, ready-to-use tools to support the development of a child's skills in language and literacy, creative thinking, story retelling, counting, alliteration, and more.

    The literacy kits help kids that need it most continue to learn the basics of reading and writing, and they help to ensure our community's children are prepared for future success.

    United Way of Larimer County

    From 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020

    Non-Perishable Food Packages

    Put together a meal package for a homeless individual who is unable to get to the shelter during meal time.

    The importance of food for the homeless population cannot be stressed enough. Many people who are homeless are working during the day and miss regular meal times at the shelter. Others are unable to get into a shelter that has the resources they need. Also, most do not have the appliances to prepare a meal for themselves like a hot stove or microwave.

    Non-Perishable Food Packages not only provide essential basic needs for struggling individuals; they also bring comfort and let someone know they are cared for.

    United Way of Larimer County

    From 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020

    Youth Hygiene Care Kits

    Create a hygiene kit to be given to struggling teens and youth in the community, allowing them to free up funds for other important items and boost their self-esteem by maintaining basic hygiene.

    The kits are given to teens and young people who walk into facilities of direct service providers without anything. Many live in generational poverty, while others are returning home, going to foster care or an emergency shelter, going into juvenile detention or in the criminal justice system, and several are going to school.

    When students are able to go to school looking and feeling clean it helps boost their self-esteem so they are more confident in their social relationships and are able to keep their focus on education.