While TRI-CAP receives government funding for most of the free services offered to our clients, the stipulations of such funding usually require a “local match” from the communities served while prohibiting us from charging the clients a fee for such services.
There are many ways you can help TRI-CAP continue to serve the families in your local community. Every hour of your time or items/money donated help us stretch our grant dollars further to reach more families in need. You will be provided a receipt for your tax-deductible donations.
Tools for Schools:
Our preschool classrooms welcome parents and community volunteers to assist with everyday classroom activities, reading to the children, chaperoning field trips, or just coming in to the classroom to give the 3-5 year old children a presentation about your special hobbies or skills that may interest them.
If you are interested in something less “hands-on”, we could always use some clerical, language translation, or janitorial help in our various office locations.
Examples of past volunteer efforts are: painting classroom walls, playground maintenance, guest speakers, classroom aides, assembly of storage barns, landscaping, etc.
Please contact your local TRI-CAP office to inquire about volunteer opportunities. All volunteers are subject to a screening process and are closely supervised while serving the agency. You may also complete a TRI-CAP Volunteer Application. You will need to print this form, fill it out manually and mail to TRI-CAP, 607 Third Avenue, PO Box 729, Jasper Indiana 47547-0729 or drop it off at any TRI-CAP location.
Donations of household items and office supplies:
Children are a great way to recycle things in your home or office that may no longer be needed. Old computer paper, letterhead, school supplies, books, educational preschool games, classroom or playground toys are always welcome.
Our Healthy Families program is in need of items for newborns such as diapers, gently used clothes, etc.
Examples of past donations not mentioned above include office furniture, retailer discounts on purchases of goods and services, infant formula, trees and playground canopies for shade, and paint.