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INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS
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WELCOME! Thank you for coming on board.
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Our frontline HCWs could greatly use PPE (face masks, gowns, gloves, etc.) as they provide care on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This spreadsheet lists local businesses that may potentially have spare PPEs. We need to reach out to them and encourage them to donate!
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Guidelines for items we are accepting are on the "Items Accepted for Donation" tab
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HOW TO BE A VOLUNTEER CALLER:
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1. Sign up as a volunteer caller in the "Volunteers: Calling" tab below; then add your name beside a group of businesses in any of the other tabs that you will be in charge of contacting
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2. Use the phone number or email address to contact a business. Some stores may be closed so email may work better. Navigate their website to try and find an email if one is not listed.
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3. Introduce yourself and ask if they have time to chat (see the template email linked below and adapt this message for a call).
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EMAIL TEMPLATE:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v7FZ5cB98Uq_2Va5cdEt9nJs85mtGvTh0raSS7imsw4/edit?usp=sharing(
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4. If they agree to donate and would like someone to pick it up, highlight the business/organization name in yellow on the spreadsheet and please complete the donation form (linked below) with them on the phone (This is also included in the email template):
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DONATION FORM:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNwPjED6WsqlaH4H_2l7_UnbgQ1P5zWS2gm6qFTvbrsDMJeQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
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** Once you have called a business or contacted them through their website, indicate this on the first column so they don't get repeat calls
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HOW TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP PICK UP/DROP OFF SUPPLIES:
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Sign up as a volunteer in the "Volunteers: Pickup/Dropoff" tab below. You may be contacted with more information when a pickup or dropoff is ready .
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WHAT IF YOU OR A BUSINESS HAS QUESTIONS/CONCERNS OR WANTS FURTHER INFORMATION?
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Please contact: ppehalifaxdrive@gmail.com
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This spreadsheet will continue to be updated over time. If you have additional businesses to add, please list their contact information on the corresponding tab and email ppehalifaxdrive@gmail.com to let us know you've done this.
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All data in this spreadsheet was collected from YellowPages.ca search results
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Note: This document was adapted based on a document from the University of Toronto
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Links to PPE drives in other cities:
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Toronto, ON:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vbCzEVHipUT__BBmHiBOp4dvjc6CyuQ7IzvMw40lFNE/edit?usp=sharing
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Calgary, AB:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13N742UodqzqgPsbKFuT_mQpCOPfmkCwybuBr-JcMUNw/edit?usp=sharing
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St. John's, NL:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nYCJibsaCFhiepeUp8k_KtuYDZvpi_jp-gyLx4jner0/edit?usp=sharing
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Collingwood, ON:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16ppwTAETxqzSHWXY0rv3_Bga4nJp0sQVfUbLC-3cIAQ/edit?usp=sharing
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Kitchener-Waterloo, ON:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qKCbPR6Dlcvu5_o5HzHfhjSNOYT99AGmKfuk6e9zPWk/edit?usp=sharing
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Kingston, ON:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vbCzEVHipUT__BBmHiBOp4dvjc6CyuQ7IzvMw40lFNE/edit?usp=sharing
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Halifax, NS:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ejQcv-ik5a8DPXZaW8Mh1AyzOCeTgJ8pQOMGFmDagmA/edit?usp=sharing
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For requests for other cities, contact Calvin at calvin.diep@mail.utoronto.ca
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