Donation drives – a fun and easy way to give!

There are so many ways that you can help bringing healing and hope to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. One easy way to make a big impact with just a little time and enthusiasm is to host a donation drive for our PennyWise Resale Stores.

Collecting gently used clothing, accessories and house wares from your friends, community or even customers, helps us continue to provide our lifesaving services.

Here’s our simple, five step guide to helping us and having a good time!

Step 1:                 Location

Figure out where you’d like to invite people to bring their donations – your home, your workplace, a community venue. Make sure you have the appropriate permissions to use a venue if you’re not using your own home!

Step 2:                 Date

When’s the best time to gather your friends, coworkers and community members? It can be just for a few hours on one day or maybe for a couple of days, depending on your venue.

Step 3:                 Call us!

Our PennyWise Volunteer Manager, Liz Moreno can help! She can give you posters, brochures and lots of other advice and tips to make your donation drive a success, including a full list of what we accept. She can even schedule one of our special collection bins to be at your drive. And our truck drivers love to get out and visit our donors – Liz can arrange for them to pick up your collection! You can call Liz at 281-344-5774 or email her at lmoreno@fbwc.org.

Step 4:                 Spread the word!

Use our posters and resources to invite everyone to contribute. Why not make it a fun event and serve up a cold drink, cookies or even ice-cream to thank everyone who contributes? Take photos and send them to us so we can share in the fun through our Facebook page.

Step 5:                 Enjoy!

Try to have fun – don’t stress about how much or how little you collect. Every donation we receive makes a difference to our work. We are so grateful for every effort that our donors and supporters make to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault build lives free of violence and fear. YOU are where the healing and hope begin.

Thank you!

For more information on our PennyWise Resale Stores, click here.