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How You Can Help


Ways You Can Help

  • Tutor a child one to four afternoons a week during the school year. Please call Common Place, 674-3315

  • Tutor adults one-on one or in a small group.

  • Donate Items Needed for Winter – hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, earmuffs, & blankets for children & adults.

  • Help Common Place supply a basic toiletries bag to program participants. items needed are: bars of soap, deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, hair brushes, picks, shampoo for both Caucasian and African-American type hair, conditioner, dental floss, hand lotion, & laundry soap.

  • Donate non-perishable food items or a monetary gift to our food pantry. Items needed are canned meats, canned soups, canned vegetables & fruits, pasta, pasta sauces, canned ravioli, baked beans, pork & beans, macaroni & cheese, rice, muffin mixes, pancake mixes, peanut butter & jelly, pudding & gelatin mixes, cereal, oatmeal, cereal bars, & crackers. Donation of brown paper grocery sacks also appreciated.

  • Wallpaper a bathroom in one of our after school program houses, or paint a storage room in our main building, or paint interior walls of after school program houses.

  • Help us cut expenses by donating basic items needed:
    paper towels, toilet paper, liquid hand soap, Lysol disinfectant spray, liquid dish soap, paper/foam plates & bowls, plastic forks & spoons, & paper napkins.

  • Other basic items needed:
    • Items Needed for Youth and Adults

      • New or gently used warm winter hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, winter coats & blankets
      • Pens & pencils
      • Wide & narrow rule spiral notebooks
      • Youth Programs – healthy snacks: granola bars; fresh fruits; boxes of cereal; applesauce; individual containers of fruit in natural juices; crackers; microwave popcorn; bottled water
    • Items Needed for All Common Place’s Programs

      • First-aid supplies: bandages of all shapes & sizes; cold/hot packs
      • Coffee supplies: regular & decaf coffee; bulk sugar or sugar packets; creamers or non-dairy creamers; paper napkins; 8 oz. stryofoam coffee cups
      • Paper towels; disinfectant wipes and sprays; hand sanitziers; boxes of facial tissue
    • Items Needed for our Food Pantry

      • Canned soups
      • Canned meats
      • Canned vegetables & fruits
      • Boxed meals
      • Macaroni & cheese
      • Rice
      • Pasta & pasta sauces
      • Hot & cold cereals
      • Peanut butter & jelly