People across the nation have successfully held donation drives for OCIB. Collecting in-kind/product donations and monetary donations at the same time is ideal.
1. Care Package Products Collection Drive: Decorate multiple boxes and place them in various rooms of your school or company to collect the products we use in our care packages for a 2-week long event. Send the collected items to us for inclusion in our care packages. Because we will not be able to subsidize the shipment of items to our location, please factor this cost in your project. Read our detailed DONATION INSTRUCTIONS regarding items to collect and how to package them for shipment.
2. Fundraise: While collecting product donations, encourage donors to make a monetary donation by check to support postage costs. Without postage funds, we cannot ship the collected items to their intended recipients. Each care package weighing about 8-10 lbs. costs us nearly $20 to ship. Have checks made out to “OCIB.” Encourage donors to write a “thank you for your service” note to be included in the care packages. After the end of your drive, send these checks to our mailing address.
OCIB has extensive experience working with companies to host/co-host corporate volunteering events to support Operation Courage is Beautiful. Please contact us to see what we can do together!
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