Central Arizona Project’s employee volunteer program, CAP Turnouts, hosts a number of ongoing donation drives to gather needed items for local charities.
Here are five ways donations help the community – perhaps you can consider similar donations, individually or at your workplace!
Toiletries: CAP Turnouts collects hotel-sized shampoos, soaps, lotions and other toiletries. These items go to Chrysalis, a local domestic violence shelter and to the CASS Homeless Shelter. By the way, they take full-sized items as well!
Cell Phones: Old cell phones and accessories are collected and donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communications services to active-duty military and veterans.
Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids: Unwanted hearing aids and eyeglasses are delivered to Lions Sight and Hearing to help restore vision and hearing and improve quality of life and productivity for those with no other resources.
Classroom Supplies: Treasures 4 Teachers is a member-based supply store serving Arizona educators. This means that anyone who works closely with students can have access to a wide selection of materials and resources that will enhance and expand the learning process. Think egg cartons, office supplies, empty containers, books, games, crafts or anything else that might be used in a classroom.
Cardboard tubes: Southwest Wildlife, an animal rescue and rehabilitation center in north Scottsdale, uses cardboard tubes, like those found on paper towel rolls or wrapping paper, for animal enrichment. Treats are hidden inside the tubes so animals can be stimulated both physically and psychologically.
CAP encourages everyone to help reduce waste and support the community!
Learn more about CAP’s Sustainability Initiatives