Digging Deeper Monthly Collection

At Giving On Another Level, our scope of outreach requires significant resources to assist homeless, hungry, abused and addicted men, women and children. Donation drives for much-needed items help supplement our resources and help stretch our budget. We have a variety of donation drive opportunities for items like food, toiletries, clothing, school supplies, water and much more. 

Our needs change from month to month based on what our partner organizations’ needs.

June, July and August

Backpacks

For the months of June, July, and August, Giving On Another Level is digging deep to provide local school children backpacks.

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a donation drive, or contributing an item please contact us at info@goal.community. By contacting us in advance, this allows us to let you know what are greatest needs are at that point-in-time, provide logos and/or fliers and arrange/coordinate delivery details. 


 

Anti-Hunger Initiative 

Giving On Another Level found their purpose by initially providing a meal to the local unsheltered community. This opened their eyes to a true need in their backyard and ignited their passion and desire to do more for their neighbors in need.  While they have branched out into other service projects, ensuring people have the resources to quality and healthy food is always a priority.

G.O.A.L. recognizes that if someone is physically hungry, they are less likely to be successful in whatever they do. Hunger makes it difficult for a child to concentrate at school, which can effect many other areas such as their social and physical development. 

G.O.A.L. continues to provide a warm meal every month in the Manassas area to a large unsheltered camp. Additionally, G.O.A.L. conducts and assists with local food drives to ensure local emergency food pantries are stocked throughout the year. 


Birthday In A Backpack

How Your Kids – Or You! – Can Help Kids with Less Have a Birthday Celebration

Kids Helping Kids

It is hard for many of us – adults or children – to imagine celebrating a child’s birthday without a party or presents. However, for many of the families we serve finding the extra money to afford a child’s birthday celebration can be a struggle.

G.O.A.L.s Birthday In A Backpack project helps these families by providing a small (8-12 place settings) “party in a book-bag” for a child in need.  This project gives other children the opportunity to learn empathy by helping other children, and is relatable since every child loves a magical birthday.

The idea is to collect everything needed for a successful birthday and stuff it into a school backpack. Items can also be stuffed into a decorative party bag for children who do not yet attend school . 

Bags will be distributed to local homeless/domestic violence shelters and Title I elementary schools.  Every bag goes to a different child. You and/or your child can make one birthday bag for one child. Additionally, such as; a class, scout group, sports team, church group can put together and deliver multiple bags for a group of children, through our Adopt-A-School effort. 

We ask, if you are making a lot of bags, please make them for different ages and genders.

If you would like to participate in this project by assembling bags (individuals or groups), or if you have questions about the project, please e-mail info@goal.community.

 


Life Skills

Every day most people go about their daily lives doing grocery shopping, planning and preparing a meal, organizing a home or planning a budget. Each of these tasks is a life skill. Life skills that many people take for granted, but they are essential to living independently. Some homeless people do not have some or all of these essential life skills, whether they never acquired them growing up or the skills have been lost during periods of homelessness. Helping homeless or near homeless people acquire these life skills can assist them to move forward from homelessness and rejoin the community as a contributing member of society.

Life skills training differs from the other forms of support sponsored by G.O.A.L. Our intention, in teaching life skills, is to promote self-sufficiency. There are three broad categories of life skills;

  1. Core Basic Life Skills such as literacy, basic math and basic computer skills like typing and e-mail .

  2. Independent Living Skills such as planning a budget, managing a household to include paying bills and keeping appointments .

  3. Social Skills such as interpersonal skills, avoiding or dealing with disputes, anger management, developing self-confidence and support networks.