There are many ways you can join us in contributing your time, energy, or knowledge with WeR1. Consider getting involved by volunteering through these opportunities:
- Assist in preparing for and/or attending an outreach event in the community. Most events include preparing meals/meal bags for the homeless and distributing them to high volume areas for the homeless. Other special community events may vary in tasks before and during the event.
- WeR1 attends many local events to fundraise by selling products* as well as create awareness about the non-profit. Volunteers to assist in set-up and sales are appreciated.
- Volunteers can schedule a tasting party with WeR1 to promote and sample fundraising products including All About Dips, Nectar of the Vine [21+], WeR1 merch and socialize while spreading the word about WeR1. Get more details or schedule a party by emailing us or completing our contact form.
- Do you have professional skills or resources that you are willing to contribute to help us grow our mission? If you have relative experience that you think could benefit us, please let us know!
- We offer community service hours for high school students. Both in-person and virtual hours are available. Tasks vary throughout the year. Email us for current available opportunities.
Monetary donations help us in our efforts to impact the community, but there are other ways to contribute that aren’t costing you more than you’re already spending.
Consider supporting us by Making a tax-deductible monetary donation.
More ways to help include:
- Year-round donations of new or gently used clothing, household items, and more. Some items will go directly to children in foster care being reunited with their families and some will be sold in our second hand store where all proceeds go back into WeR1. Referrals are made to use for members of the community in need to shop free or highly discounted.
- You can set up your current Amazon account to contribute a percentage of your purchases to WeR1 through AmazonSmile. Shopping at smile.amazon.com will contribute 0.5% of eligible purchases to WeR1—no fees, no extra cost. Here’s how:
- Visit AmazonSmile.com
- Sign in with your current amazon.com credentials
- Search WeR1. It should pop-up with location: Lodi. (Human services organization)
- Click SELECT.
- Start shopping!
*Add a bookmark for Smile.Amazon.com to make it even easier to return and continue shopping with AmazonSmile.
- Members can list items on Nextdoor and donate sales from them to support WeR1. When posting your item under For Sale & Free section, select WeR1 to support. Once your item sells, proceeds will support us!
- We do seasonal collections for specific items for our outreach needs. Stay connected with our monthly newsletter or keep an eye on our calendar of events for time specific collections.
- Buy gift cards in-person at our store or sign up to buy gift cards through Raise Right (Shop With Scrip) to benefit WeR1. You buy a gift card (you get the full value) and the brand gives back to WeR1 at no extra cost to you.