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Kids for TASK

Kids for TASK

"Kids for TASK" provides an opportunity to create an easy and fun weekly routine for kids to build character while helping their community! TASK recognizes the valuable contribution kids of all ages make to our organization. We have also seen kids benefit from their involvement with TASK.

For example, elementary school-aged kids  contribute canned goods, plastic utensils and hygiene bags through programs organized by parents/grandparents/guardians, school or religious school teachers, Girl and Boy Scout or Brownie and Cub Scout Leaders, etc. Junior High and High School aged-kids frequently contribute by organizing programs with friends or acting as leaders to set-up and manage drop-sites throughout their community (see details below).

Have kids choose any of these helpful activities to do and get started!

  • Shop together for non-perishable food items to donate
  • Wrap up a plastic knife, fork, teaspoon inside a paper napkin, and tie it tight with a twist tie
  • Bake cookies, brownies, or other desserts to be given out with TASK meals
  • Pack take-home dinner or lunch bags, consider decorating bags
  • Raise money by hosting lemonade stands, bake sales, garage sales, donate allowance
  • Make hygiene kits with a large bar of soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo or fill a small plastic bag with a mini soap and washcloth!
  • Harvest veggies to share with TASK from personal garden
  • Periodically organize drives to collect food, school, or art supplies
  • Donate goods or volunteer to help at holiday parties throughout the year
  • Host a 'School's Out' Activity at TASK by running an arts project for school-age children who come to TASK on school holidays or during the summer.
  • When traveling collect hotel shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, razors and other toiletries that may otherwise be wasted.
  • Play or eat with young kids at a satellite site so the parents can relax during their meal.

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Click here, and complete any of the following “TASK’s”. For more information contact Evie Spadafora at 609 695 5456 ext. 100 or Evies@trentonsoupkitchen.org.

Easy Steps to Start Your Own "Kids for TASK" Drop-off Location

  1. Select Location; e.g. school, religious or community organization, business or home.
  2. Download sample flyers here. Customize the message and add contact information such as contact info, drop location and, if applicable, timing.
  3. Decorate drop boxes with Kids for TASK information.
  4. Pick up donations from one or more drop sites and deliver to TASK.

For more information or questions about "Kids for TASK" contact: TASK Volunteer, Rebecca Feder at RussellnRebecca@gmail.com or TASK Volunteer Coordinator, Charlie Orth at Charlieo@trentonsoupkitchen.org.

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