Just like everyone else, people with aphasia want to feel productive and useful, they want to give back to their community, but frequently their language disorder can prevent them from returning to work or participating in most volunteering positions. The Aphasia Gives Back program at Voices of Hope for Aphasia establishes a network of volunteering opportunities in our community for our members. Members can volunteer in groups or individually.
APHASIA GIVES BACK…PACKS!
Want to help us collect supplies for our backpacks?? We are looking for new (not used, please) school supplies for kids of all ages. We are also preparing pre-filled bags of essential toiletries for infants through teens. These items can be found at Walmart, Dollar Tree, Target, Amazon, and anywhere else you shop. Here is wishlist of items:
Toiletry (NEW items only)
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Hairbrushes & Combs
- Textured/Coarse Hair Products
- Razors and Shaving Cream
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Lice Treatment
- Body Wash, Lotion & Deodorant
- Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Baby Hygiene (NEW items only)
- Diapers/Training Pants & Wipes
- Baby Shampoo, Wash & Lotion
- Baby Bottle & Pacifiers
School Supplies (New items only)
- Loose Leaf Paper
- Spiral and Composition Notebooks
- Markers and Colored Pencils
- Calculators and Sharpeners
- Pencils and Pens
“Volunteering has many benefits for individuals: According to past research, people who volunteer experience higher self-esteem, are happier, and develop stronger social networks than people who do not volunteer.” – National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) see article here
Voices of Hope for Aphasia members have volunteered as a group at thrift stores, homeless shelters serving meals, sorting food donations, and more. Aphasia Gives Back program will expand those options through partnerships with local charities, hospitals, churches, and small businesses. To learn more about participating in the Aphasia Gives Back program, please contact us via email or by phone 727.249.1953
These are the organizations already registered as our partners!
Are you an organization that would like to have enthusiastic, grateful volunteers? Contact us to become part of our network!