The chip bag project Volunteer form
All winter, The Chip Bag Project will be seeking and accepting chip bag (or monetary) donations in efforts to reach, or exceed, their goal of creating 60 sleeping bags for the home-free population which will take a total of 10,000 chip bags.
Why chip bags? Science has shown chip bags to not only be great insulators, but also durable and lightweight making them easy to travel with from place to place when one has access to limited transportation resources.
The chip bag project has a lot of moving parts from donation collection, washing, prepping, construction and distribution we needs as many hands as possible.
Since we are living in the times of COVID-19 we cannot easily have volunteer events and pack people into a space, so we have to be a little more creative.
With that being said We will have four different sections to volunteer for:
- Donation: ( Volunteers in this department will be in charge of picking up donations from our various site, and sorting and washing any used clothes donations) This section will involve driving and washing of clothes as needed. Since we have donation sites in every part of Metro Detroit we will assign volunteers accordingly to minimize driving time.
- Assembly line: (This part would involve the taking of chip bags, ripping them open, washing them and ironing. SInce each bag takes approx. 4 hours to construct each volunteer will only be responsible for the creation of one bag at a time.) If you chose this section you will be giving a time to pick up supplies and a bag will be giving to you that has approx, 150 bags in it along with a plastic sheeting.
- Distribution : We will be driving all around the city and giving them out to people we see outside first.
- Press and Donation request : This person will be in charge of calling all the big factories and coordinating when they will be delivering their old or miss printed bags.
Once you submitted a form our volunteer coordinator allison will reach out to you regarding any additional information.