How to HelpSponsor a Welcoming
One way we can increase the number of people we help is for organizations/groups to sponsor the furnishing of a family's apartment
Opportunities are available for businesses, civic groups, schools, religious organizations or groups of friends to fully sponsor one home’s furnishing. This can be done with or without the hands-on participation of the sponsoring entity. Attribution will be given to the sponsoring organization/group on Welcoming Home’s website and in external communications.
Furnishes a home
with one to three residents
Furnishes a home
with four to six residents
Donor group receives attribution (if they wish) for sponsoring the Welcoming on
all our communications:
Marin and Sonoma County
email distribution list of 500+ (Sonoma) 1,400+ (Marin)
Welcoming Home Website
Added to Sponsors Page with link
Donor group members can participate in one or more aspects of the Welcoming
itself (none are required, though):
Attending the initial meeting with the family in their apartment and participating in making a list of needs (up to 2 people)
Dropping off the Starter Kit (up to 2 people): new sheets & towels, set of plates & silverware, basic pots & pans, folding table and chairs; etc.
Sending out the list of needs for sponsored family to their friends/network
“Welcoming” Day Morning: checking in/packing up donations (up to 3 people) and/or Afternoon: setting up the apartment under the guidance of one of our senior volunteers (up to 3 people).
Welcoming Home will assign two senior-level volunteer team leads to manage all aspects of the Welcoming, including ensuring that all needed items are secured by Welcoming Day.
Reach outInterested in Becoming a Sponsor?
Many thanks to Our Sponsors
“On behalf of our agency, we would like to thank you for the wonderful work your group did this past Saturday. I was just at Maraea’s home; she was extremely grateful for all the transformations in her apartment! The boys showed me their rooms and their bikes with a lot of joy. They said that they had seen these things happen on TV, but they never imagined that they were going to be part of something like this themselves.”