Aid to Inmate Mothers - Pack-A-Purse
Name of Team Captain: Jessie Oliver
Team Member Names: Amanda Parker, Tara Preyer, Jennifer Stewart and Dallas Hanbury
Agency Assisted: Aid to Inmate Mother
Agency Contact: Carol Potok
Project’s Thematic Area: Poverty & the Less FortunateProject Location: Maxwell Air Force Base, Max Credit Union, Adams Drug, M.A.Fitness, Sweet Creek Farm Market, Starr Baptist Church, Restoration Baptist Church, Alabama State House and Aronov Insurance and Auburn University Montgomery.
Date(s) of Implementation: April 2018 to October 2018 Duration of Project: 6 Months
Who was served by the project?
Women who have been recently released from an Alabama State Prison.
How many people benefited?
Approximately 500+ women will receive a purse and toiletries.
Final project description: The goal was to provide 500 women with purses and toiletries. Also, a great amount of effort was made to make citizens in the tri-county area aware of Aid to Inmate Mothers and their agenda. We were able to collect 599 purses, hundreds of hygeine items, as well as $400 in monetary donations that went directly to AIM.
What is the vision for the future of the project?
It is our hope that we have made the public, and local businesses aware of Aid to Inmate Mothers, so they will be considered for donations more often.
Describe exactly how your project was implemented.
Each team member was tasked with identifying personal and business contacts to aid with establishing locations for fundraising events. Local radio and television news outlets were utilized to make the public aware of our project team and the agenda of Aid to Inmate Mothers. Our project team made a social media footprint by constantly updating Facebook with dates and locations of our fundraising efforts. Pictures were posted often of donations to create an online chatter.
How many volunteer hours were devoted to this project? (Total - everyone on the team; start to finish)
Planning / Meetings: 30 hours
Promotion: 10 hours
Event Hosting: 40 hours
Presentation – 30
Total Hours: 110
Describe your project presentation. The maximum time limit is 15-20 minutes. Every member of the team should play some role in the final presentation of the project.
We will show a video that highlights our fundraising efforts. Each team member will give a brief description of the events they coordinated and how it aided with our overall project goal.