Medshare First-Aid Kits
The San Ramon Valley Community Interact Club is paired up with Medshare last spring to create first-aid kits for babies, toddlers, and the wounded as well as helping others stay clean and fresh. We are collecting various items to add to our kits such as baby wipes, infant formula, diapers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, hand sanitizer, bandages, and sanitary pads.
- $1000 monetary donation
- Around 2,000 supplies donated
- Happy kids around the world!
Winter Toy Drive
In the winter of 2017, the San Ramon Valley Community Interact held a Winter Toy Drive donating toys to children at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. This event was publicised through social media as well as individually collecting toys from friends and families. In order to collect funds, we held fundraisers at restaurants including T4 and Menchies. In total, we donated over 400 toys as well as 20 gift cards for teens. We hope to hold more of these drives in the future!
Crayon Initiative is a nonprofit organization that takes used crayons from restaurants and children centers to donate them to children’s hospitals. When taken in these crayons are melted to create new crayons that are then packaged holding multiple colors and sent off to different destinations. Children will chronic illnesses growing up in a hospital setting want to paint their nails, go to school or be a superhero just like any other child and simply providing a small toy for them to feel even more like other kids truly impacts their life. We made creative boxes to collect crayons as shown in the image below. By the end of the drive, we collected around three large bags of crayons!
Cozy-ups (Safe Haven)
For this International services project, we hosted a crochet cup sleeve fundraiser for Safe Haven. We partnered with the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten - Mid Isle to support a shelter for battered women and children. The shelter lost a whole floor to Hurricane Irma so they are in dire need of donations. This project lasted for one month and we sent all funds to the shelter at the end of the drive/fundraiser.
Clemency For Venezuela
For this project, the San Ramon Valley Community Interact Club partnered with Krispy Kreme Donuts to raise funds to support Venezuela in their state of emergency, involving human rights problems and an unstable government. Our club managed to raise over $1000 to donate to this cause by selling Krispy Kreme donuts by the dozen. Members helped to deliver boxes of donuts to those who participated in buying them from our fundraiser.
For this project, the interact club sewed and donated 200 masks and 115 face shields to the San Mateo Medical Center and had other fundraising efforts to help local medical centers.