After you fill out the volunteer/sponsorship form, please allow 10-14 days for a response. This year, we will begin matching families for the school supply delivery on August 1st, 2022. We appreciate your patience as the matching process takes time. Our small team is working to match you to a family that meets the spending threshold you indicated.
The North Tonawanda Football Team is conducting a food drive to provide each family with a food box. Scroll up to the DOWNLOADS section of this page and you will see what goes into a food box.
School supply items go best inside a backpack, but you can put them in a box or bags if you choose. Just make sure each box or bag is labeled with the student's name and family number.
If you are unable to deliver your items, we ask that you find someone who is able to deliver your items for you. If that is not possible, you can contact our team at email@example.com. Please remember that we are a small team of volunteers. The best option is for you or someone you know to deliver the items you've purchased for your family.
When you receive your sponsorship sheet, you will only receive first names and information that allows you to purchase the necessary supplies. On August 24th, when you arrive at the delivery hub, you will be given the family’s address and phone number so that you can contact them and deliver your items.
When you filled out your volunteer/sponsorship form, you indicated a specific spending threshold. We use that framework to match the appropriate number of students to you.
Bring your items to the Delivery Hub (location TBD) on Wednesday, August 24th, between 6-8 PM. We will give you the address and phone number so you can make your delivery.
If you let us know on your form that you would like to be paired with a specific family, we will do our best to match you with them. Please understand that it may take longer to receive your sponsorship sheet as there are several steps involved to locate a previous sponsorship. If the family you indicated did not register for this year, then we will have to match you with an alternate family.
You certainly can buy more than what you see on the school supply lists, but please keep in mind that we want to be respectful, consistent, and fair with each family registered year after year. Help us avoid confusion by not going way over the spending threshold. Some helpful additional items would be sanitizing wipes, tissues, a backpack, or a water bottle.
To keep the costs lower for sponsors, we do not require purchasing a backpack, but if you are looking to give something extra to your sponsored student(s), this is a great way to do that.
Right now, we do not have an option for early deliveries. We will not be able to give out addresses prior to the delivery time (August 24 between 6-8 PM). However, if you have a relationship with the family you are sponsoring and you know their address, you may coordinate delivery with that family on your own. You must email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us that you have delivered your items successfully.
Each registered family has agreed that someone must be present between 6-9 PM on August 24h or the items will be left at the door. If someone is not home, you may leave the items at their door.