Attendance at ALSO Youth keeps growing, so does the need to keep the center stocked with supplies and snacks.
During October and November, SarasotaOUT.com is challenging YOU to gather snacks and supplies for ALSO Youth. This is a great opportunity for your team, your business, your family... basically everyone... to do something good for our LGBTQ youth and give back to our community!
WHO IS ALSO YOUTH?
For over 25 years, ALSO Youth has provided outreach and a safe space drop-in center with weekly programming including peer support groups for the LGBTQ+ youth in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Through partnerships with local school districts and other youth-serving organizations, they strive every day to create an inclusive community where our youth can live, study, work and play without violence, fear, harassment or discrimination based on real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Collect individually wrapped snacks and supplies to donate yourself or organize a group, business, or church to collect snacks, supplies, and needed items. You can print our flyer to hang at the location you'll be collecting. Once you have your donation ready, you can drop it off at the ALSO Youth center at 1470 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236. Please make sure to call 941- 951-2576 to make sure they are open and ready to accept your donation or contact josh@sarasotaOUT.com to schedule a pick-up.
Toilet Paper, paper towels, disposable cutlery, disposable plates and bowls, standard printer paper, color and black printer ink (HP 952XL & Canon 271XL), phone chargers (Apple & Android), individually wrapped snacks like chips, cookies, crackers (all varieties), microwavable and shelf-stable mac & cheese and cup noodles, fruit snacks, fruit cups, shelf-stable juices and plant-based milks (almond, soy, etc), healthy drinks, grocery gift cards. Personal Hygiene Products (e.g., tampons, pads, mini-deodorants), Flip Charts and flip chart markers.
(All snack items should be be individual use.)
While snacks and supplies are needed most, the kids at ALSO Youth likes to have some fun! Check out ALSO's Amazon Wishlist full of board games perfect for the youth center.
Used or New, Trans-specific clothing (e.g., binders, gaffs, etc.)
The kids at ALSO Youth like to read a vast array of educational, fictional, and autobiographies about people just like them! Check out ALSO's Amazon Wishlist of books for the kids.
Subscribe and Save
Why not send ALSO Youth snacks or supplies on a monthly basis with Amazon's Subscribe and Save feature. You could send packs of chips, paper towels, Clorox wipes etc, every month.
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