Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness
Families, Homeless, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual,Transgender), Low-income communities, Military/Veterans, People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:5+

DIY Volunteer Project- September 2019

September is Hunger Action Month! This month HandsOn Broward would like to take action towards ending hunger in Broward County through this Do It Yourself project. The recipient of the Hunger Action Totes will be The Poverello Center, Inc. Their mission is to “Provide nutritious food, services and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love for individuals living with critical and chronic illnesses including HIV, in South Florida.”
Founded in 1987 by Father Bill Collins (1931-2017) and his dedicated group of volunteers, their main goal was to feed people who were dying alone and rejected by society in large numbers with complications from HIV/AIDS.  Today, The Poverello Center continues by helping the poor and sick to “eat well.” They now provide food as medicine to people with cardiac and kidney conditions as well as those with glycemic disorders, cancer or other serious illnesses. Each year more than 3500 people and families needing support come to The Poverello Center to select medically appropriate grocery items from our specialized curated food and receive key nutritional information from our nutritionist.
This project requires 2 Steps. You will be upcycling old t-shirts, turning them into tote bags. The tote bags will be used to store the food items that will be donated to The Poverello Center.
** This is a no-sew project that will require minimal supplies.
*Please use a clean T-shirt.
Required Supplies

  • Old t-shirt(s) The thicker the fabric, the sturdier the bag
  • Sharp scissors, preferably fabric scissors
  • Washable marker (optional, but suggested)
  • 10 food items
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