Please note we do not need blankets, coats or clothing at this time.
AAFO is looking for " knowers and doers" to join our team (we will even take movers and shakers!). We get a lot of different issues coming through the door at AAFO, including mental health issues, housing issues, parents looking for help with their children, etc. We are hoping to build a team of people that have a great knowledge of what or who might be available in our community; or who themselves, may be a professional who would like to donate a couple hours a week. We are looking for :
Any sort of professional
Anyone who has any counseling abilities
Anyone who has gone through a rough time, has "been there", and would like to help someone else through it
Anyone who has a great knowledge of resources available in the Okanagan
Anyone who has contacts they think might be helpful
Anyone who is outgoing and vibrant to seek corporate sponsorship
Anyone who would like to plan and coordinate events
If you think you might be interested in helping out in any of these areas, please feel free to message us =) Thank you to all the amazing people who give every day to help those less fortunate or struggling!
Rice, Pasta Sauce, Canned Fruit, Milk, Canned Meats, Juices, Socks, Toilet Paper.
Meats ( canned, fresh, frozen), Canned Items, Milk ( any kind), Fresh and Frozen Fruit and Vegetables, Pasta Sauce, Rice, Pasta, Cereal, Cheese, Juices , Lunch Items for both adults and children, Peanut Butter, Jam, Side Kicks and other side dishes, Dried or Canned Beans, Canned Tomatoes, Canned Meals (such as Ravioli or Chili), Condiments, Baby Food, Diapers, Toilet Paper, Cleaning Supplies, Pet Foods, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Soups; Tampons, Pads, Razors, Shampoo and Conditioner, Deodorant ( men's and ladies'), Laundry Soap, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes - and of course, we gladly accept any other food donations.
Winter: Blankets, Children's and Adults' Coats, Boots, Gloves, Touques; New Toys for Christmas Families; Beans, Canned Tomatoes and Soup Items for "Hope Soup", Fresh Produce.
Summer: Bottled Water, Running Shoes for Kids and Adults, Blankets, Pasta and "Cold Food" Items for Street Reach Hope Soup, Pasta Salad and Other Summer Foods, Individual-Size Bags of Chips.
Canning jars, Electric Fans.
OUTREACH "WISH LIST"
New Items for Christmas Gifts for Adults and Children; Lumber for Shelving; 4-Drawer Filing Cabinet; Canadian Tire Cash; Business and Corporate Sponsors; Donated Advertising for Our Sponsors; Vegetable and Fruit Seeds/Plants/Fertilizer for our Families Who Want to Learn How to Garden; Benches for Parents.