Our “circle of giving” is a model whereby surplus food & goods are picked up and delivered to neighbors in need, with love, through acts of selfless service. Join with us as we share our community “playbook,” and rise to raise the $500,000 needed to keep the channels of service flowing and our organization strong!
CHAPTER 2: CROWDFUNDING, HOST A DRIVE, GIVE TOGETHER
Volunteers make our world - and circle of giving - go round!
The second chapter of our Circle of Giving Playbook is about collaboration, connection, and sharing the love! Through listening and working together we arrive at better solutions than we could have imagined. This is the new way forward.
We all have a role to play in this Circle of Giving, and the most fun way is
to play TOGETHER! We are here to support you all the way and can
happily offer tips, ideas, and materials.
Let's get started!
Here are three special ways to engage your community, company, club, and more!
Host a drive or collection
WPE needs and welcomes donated items for our Food Rescue and White Pony General Store programs. The holidays are here, and we want to deliver warmth to the many who are unsheltered and without resources during the cold winter months. Particularly during the pandemic, when isolation, loneliness, and need are new realities for many, now is the time to lean in and take care of each other. Our Cold Weather Clothing Program, Clothing & Care Closets, and The Blessings Project are three programs that require community support to sustain them.
Gabby drops off food at WPE from her successful drive and delivers food and funds to support our Blessings Project. Thank you, Gabby!
Start Your Own Crowdfunding Campaign
There are so many creative ways to fundraise, especially around the holidays! Why not start your own crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for WPE? You can turn almost any activity into a fundraiser. Check out what our volunteers Zach and Owen did here. Countless platforms offer easy-to-use fundraising pages that make sharing your campaign with friends, family, and the community a snap!
Zach and Owen have raised $3,380 to date for WPE by offering lacrosse lessons and setting up a gofundme page. Thank you, Zach and Owen!
Amplify your fundraiser or drive by posting it on social media. And don’t forget to tag White Pony Express. We’d love to share your stories and ideas!
Our hashtags are: #deliveredwithlove #circleofgiving #whiteponyexpress #allofus
Join our "Giving Tree" Program
Help us fulfill holiday wishes for those in need in three easy steps:
1. Starting November 26th, select a star ornament from the WPE Giving Tree.
2. Purchase the holiday wish list item written on your star.
3. Attach your star ornament to the wrapped or unwrapped gift and return it to the WPE Giving Tree by December 16th.
If you want to create your own stars or giving tree at your home, office, school, or business – anywhere – say the word, and we will set you up!
Our National Charity League Lamorinda volunteers creating beautiful stars for the Giving Trees!