Day in and day out, charities strive to make their communities a better place. And many of them use nonprofit giveaways to do just that, whether they’re thanking volunteers or raising funds.
Here are four heartwarming stories that share how organizations used 4imprint one by one® grants to purchase promotional items for nonprofits to care for the people in their community.
Hats off to volunteers
Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) helps people living with disabilities experience the joy and freedom of snow sports. To accomplish this, over 1,600 certified instructors plus an additional 1,500 non-instructor volunteers train more than 2,100 students every year. To show its gratitude, CADS used its 4imprint one by one grant to order branded toques for instructors to wear at the next major gathering, which is scheduled for March 2022.
Showing gratitude with shirts
Aiza’s Teddybear Foundation collects teddy bears, food, backpacks and school supplies from Canadian donors and distributes them to children, low-income families and refugees all over the world. They used their grant to purchase T-shirts for the volunteers who assist with the organization’s Bear Hugs Club. These promotional items for nonprofits gave the organization a way to thank the youth advisors, creative writers, environmental activists and other guest speakers who discuss how kids from elementary school through university can make service and volunteerism part of their lives.
Funding fun for kids
The Just for Kids Foundation (JFK) raises funds to acquire needed medical equipment and support initiatives that improve the quality of care for patients at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. When plans for their JFK Stroll for Kids event had to be reworked due to COVID-19, JFK used its one by one grant to help reconfigure the one-day gathering into four days’ worth of ideas families could do at home. Each family was given an activity book and a bag filled with crayons, skipping ropes and community donations ranging from a book to a banana.
A touch of comfort
Autism Canada provides support, gifts, a free annual online conference and other resources to people on the autism spectrum and their families. One of its more critical initiatives is SARA: Search and Rescue for Autism, which provides first responders with training and resources to help them understand how to search for and find people on the spectrum who have become lost due to wandering or leaving a stressful situation. The organization used its one by one nonprofit giveaway grant to create “comfort kits” with squeeze balls, stuffed bears, fidget spinners and fidget cubes—items that provide sensory support during difficult situations.
Let us help your organization
We want to help you help your community. If you’re on the board of directors or employed by a religious organization, accredited school or registered Canadian charity, go to onebyone.4imprint.ca to find out how your charitable organization can receive in-kind nonprofit giveaways.