Proposal for Occupy The Holidays/Toys for Tots Action
One in six children are currently living in poverty. This season, it is time for Occupy Wall Street to take to the streets and show these Scrooges that we are willing to make it right where they will not.
Toys for Tots is happy to accept our action and donations! However, the Marines that organize this drive are themselves strapped for resources. They are willing to provide us with some materials to get us started, but if we want to pull this off on a larger scale, I ask the GA for a little bit in funds to get us rolling, and for the time and support from all of you amazing people.
Boxes & Wrapping Paper (For Donation Recepticles) $20
Sleigh Bells $3.29 x 10 $32.90
Arm Bands (reusable for later OWS projects)
Sewing $10 x 10 $100
T-Shirts with a Toys for Tots/Occupy Wall Street Logo:
(Estimated $5 x 20) $100
- Liberty Park
- Time Square
- Union Square
- Rockafeller Center
- Washington Square Park (or rotating/floating location)
Teams of 2 at 5 locations throughout the city from Noon-7pm
2 shifts each day
= 20 people per day plus on-call volunteers
We may also need transportation to get donations back to our storage space.
We will be storing donations at our storage space at UFT on Broadway.
Pickup of donations by Toys for Tots will not occur until mid to late December.
Guidelines for Volunteers:
Toys for Tots has said we are allowed to identify ourselves as Occupy Wall Street Representatives collecting toys for Toys for Tots. Accordingly, OWS arm bands will be provided, and T-shirts with a OWS/TFT collaboration logo.
Volunteers will be doing one 3.5-hour shift per day in a cycle.
Dates: Wednesday, November 16th-Friday December 16th.
Volunteers will be held to the highest standards of professionalism and holiday cheer! This is a community building fundraiser that will affect the lives of the children of the 99%.
Facebook: Occupy The Holidays