YOTO’s Mini Mall donation process during COVID-19
In an effort to keep YOTO students, staff, and YOU safe, please follow our updated Mini Mall donation process below!
We’re so appreciative of everything our community has given to our students and we’re grateful for every effort at helping them. During this very challenging, changing, and unpredictable time, however, we’re asking folks to stick to a pretty tight protocol to make sure our kids get what they need most. Thank you in advance for your understanding!
Because of COVID-19, students will not be able to go inside the Mini Mall for the foreseeable future. Instead, we are using a combination of prepackaged bags and online ordering via the student portal to fill student requests. Consequently, it’s imperative that we stock the items our kids need most. That’s why we’re asking our YOTO Family members to stick to the items listed.
2. Drop off your donations by appointment only!
Please contact Rachel Pollack, our lovely Development & Marketing Coordinator, to arrange a time when you can come in and drop off your donations Rachel can be reached by email at [email protected]. For the foreseeable future, YOTO will only be accepting donations on MONDAYS.
3. We value our safety, your safety, and our students’ safety. Masks required!
4. If you want to go the extra mile…
Normally, our amazing YOTO volunteers organize and stock all our Mini Mall inventory. But again, because we love them and value their safety, we’ve asked them to stay home. As such, all the inventory work will be done by our staff. If you really want to be awesome, we’d ask you to sort your items based on like items (e.g. food together; hygiene items together; and household products together). This will save our staff lots of time!
Thank you so much for supporting YOTO youth during this challenging time!