Bailey Francis donates supplies and care-packages during the pandemic in her community
How many hours did you spend on this initiative?
160- this is an estimate. 20 weeks @ 8/hrs per week.
What was the goal of your project? Do you feel you achieved what you set out to do?
The end goal of my project was to donate supplies to those who have been affected by COVID-19. I do feel like I achieved what I set out to do.
How many people were directly impacted by your project? What was their response to your initiative?
It’s hard to estimate how many people exactly were impacted by this project. I had different versions of care packages to four different organizations that work with populations that have been strained by the pandemic. I would estimate that between 100-150 people were directly impacted by this.
How did the community receive your project?
I received positive feedback from every organization I interacted with. Many were incredibly grateful to be receiving donations during this time.
What did you learn as you planned your project? Were there any changes you did not plan for? How did you adapt to these changes?
My entire project changed with the onset of COVID-19. The project I pitched at Passion to Purpose was not the project I ended up doing. I adapted to the changes as best as I could given the situation.
What went well with your project?
All donations were really successful and really well received by the organizations I worked with.
If you could do things differently, what would you do? What were the opportunities for learning you experienced?
The first set of care packages I did were really difficult to store in the place I’m living in and also were a bit difficult to deliver. I adjusted this after that set, but if I were to do the project again it is something I would consider right away. The biggest learning experience for me was managing a $15,000 grant while also being in school and having a part time job. It was definitely a large undertaking.
Do you have any suggestion or advice you would like us to share with other youth who are accessing the grant program?
Nothing is coming to mind at the moment, but if I think of something I will reach out! I would be more than happy to discuss my experience with youth applying for the grant program in the future!