How does The Giving Express work?
We first identify a NEED by working with other nonprofits and individuals to find neighbors who need specific goods and services. Then, we work with a giving partner (like a school, community group, mall or corporation) to come up with a SOLUTION. The Giving Express can host anything we dream up: pet therapy for seniors, English tutoring for immigrant children, baby showers for new mothers in need, donation drives for shoes, kitchenware or sports equipment – the list is limited only by our imaginations and the needs of our neighbors. You never know where we’ll pop up next!
How can I support The Giving Express?
You can support our “Call to Action” on our homepage. Keep checking our website to find the one simple thing you can do today to help make our community a better place!
Can I volunteer to help at a Pop-Up Giving Event?
Yes! We are always looking for help at both the giving and receiving locations. We need volunteers to collect and organize goods at Pop-Up Giving Events, and we also need volunteers to pass out goods and assist with services at the receiving end. If you would like to volunteer, please email us and provide the names, email addresses and phone numbers of all in your party. And let us know the ages of any children who will be volunteering. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
What if I have extra clothes, shoes, etc. that I would like to give away. Do you take them?
No. We only take very specific items that are requested by our receiving partners. A list of these items change with each Pop-Up Giving Event and will be listed on our website. But, please consider donating your goods to other nonprofits in your neighborhood!
Where and when is the next Pop-Up Giving Event and how can I find out more about it?
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and we will always post new events on our website homepage.
I have an idea for a Pop-Up Giving Event. Can I share it with you?
Yes please! We are always looking for new ideas from the community.
I have a talent I would like to share. How can I donate my time and services?
Everyone has a superpower and we love it when people share their talents in the service of others. Please tell us about your skills and how you would like to help others through The Giving Express.
I know of a nonprofit, a school, a community, or a family who could use some help. Can I recommend them to you?
Absolutely! We rely on you, and others in the giving community, to let us know about our neighbors in need of goods, services or maybe just a little cheering up.
What if I want to donate money to the specific nonprofit or receiving partner of a Pop-Up Giving Event?
We will gladly accept check donations (checks made out directly to the receiving group) in person at our Pop-Up Giving Events. Thank you for your generosity!