MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT PACKING PARTIES?
CHECK OUT THE FAQ'S BELOW
WHAT KIND OF GROUPS CAN VOLUNTEER?
All kinds! Corporate groups, academic, service clubs, families, Girl/Boy Scouts, book clubs and groups of friends. Come for team building, service hours or to celebrate a special event.
WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM US?
The group hosting the packing party will need to provide a clean space that can accommodate the number of people you would like to have at your event. If the space cannot hold everyone and have room to move, it is best to have people come in shorter shifts so everyone gets to pack some supplies. Since we need to bring all of the supplies in and out of the space it must be easily accessible with a dolly.
CAN I COME TO AN EVENT IF I DON’T HAVE A GROUP?
We are working on setting up public packing parties that can be signed up for by individuals and families. Please check Facebook or our website for updates on public events.
IS MY PACKING PARTY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Your donation is paid to Rainbow Pack. Rainbow Pack is a California Nonprofit Corporation with IRS 501(c)3 Tax ID #45-4648882. Please check with your tax professional for tax advice.
CAN OUR GROUP DONATE AND NOT HAVE A PARTY?
YES! If your company would like to sponsor a packing party but not pack, we will either host an open community party and invite famlies or other small groups that can’t afford to host their own event or invite some local school kids who need service learning hours for school. For more info please email Riley@RainbowPack.org
CAN I COME TO A GIVEAWAY EVENT AT A SCHOOL WITH RAINBOW PACK?
Yes and No. For each packing party for 500 or more Rainbow Packs a specified number of participants can attend a give away event.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO PARTICIPATE?
Yes, for saftely reasons, no children under the age of 6 are allowed at the packing party. For children over the age of 8 we need at least one adult present for every 2 children.
IS THERE ANY HEAVY LIFTING?
We will need to bring everything to your event space which can be a lot of boxes, most of them aren’t very heavy. We request that you have several strong or simply very determined people available to help us unload the supplies from the truck and set up the materials. This makes it go much much faster and will be greatly appreciated.
If you are having a really large event we will require that you do provide more significant help with the set up.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Please wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes. You will be moving, lifting and packing, so maybe ditch the evening gown.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW?
Trash. As part of the packing process we will need to open larger boxes and packages to get to the individual supplies. We will ask that your group helps to keep it as contained as possible and that you dispose of the trash at your site.