Some of the most successful drives are DIY!
Our first drives being just that. Conducting your own drive is an excellent, fun way to connect with your friends, colleagues, classmates, and neighbors while serving the community. When hosting a DIY drive there are simple steps to strappin' down and gettin' it done from putting up the box, to dropping off your donations to us.
Our four step no fail DIY drive recipe:
- CHOOSE A TIME AND PLACE FOR YOUR DRIVE: Here are some examples- Have a drive in your office for a week or month; A night out to dinner or drinks with your friends, and everyone brings one donation; Set up a donation box in your class or school for a week or month; Instead of receiving birthday presents this year ask your friends to donate period products; Host a potluck or BBQ at your home and invite your neighbors to bring donations as well. Those are just a few examples as to how to conduct a DIY drive. Host it wherever you like! Whatever you believe will the best setting to collect donations with your friends is great.
- SET UP A DONATION BOX: A donation box can be anything from a clean laundry hamper or trash can, cardboard box, or any clean container that will safely hold the donations. Make a sign and decorate! Be as creative as you want to be. You can either simply write "Donations Here" or draw pictures, use colorful paper, glitter, write the name of your business or group, and whatever inspires you.
- INVITE FOLKS TO DONATE: One of the most important elements to any donation drive is getting the word out. You can send an email, make a Facebook event, post on Instagram or any social media platform you use to connect with friends, and colleagues. Most importantly, this is what to share with them- what the drive is for (to aid homeless individuals with periods in Atlanta), what you're accepting (all period products, pads tampons, pantiliners, sanitary wipes safe for sensitive skin), when & where you'll have your drive (date, duration, location), where the donations will be going (all donations will be given to The Peach Coven, and we'll take care of getting the items to the folks who need it from there).
- DROPPING OFF YOUR DONATIONS TO THE PEACH COVEN: Once you've concluded your drive and are ready to take the next step in the donation process you can either- contact us via email at email@example.com and let us know you've hosted a drive and you'd like to coordinate a pick up, OR drop the donations off at that months pop-up donation bin location. Any drive resulting in more than 16 packages should be directly given to TPC and not brought to a pop-up bin location.
Lastly- take photos! We'd love to feature you and your drive as thanks for your wonderful work and dedication to our cause. Any photos you'd like The Peach Coven to feature on our Facebook and Instagram can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org