Each year during the MLK Jr. Human Rights Week Celebration, we come together through service projects to serve our community in meaningful and tangible ways, alongside local non-profits. This year, the service opportunities will consist of two projects: community members can assemble an Emergency Care Kits that will be donated to Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) and Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) or donate to our week-long food and basic needs drive.
Project 2: Emergency Care Kits
Emergency care kits contain basic items that an individual who is escaping a violent environment will need. You and/or your household can donate a fully or partially assembled kit of some basic necessities that will be donated to the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) and Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) of Iowa City.
Emergency care kit donations can be dropped off at any drop-off location throughout Iowa City, Coralville, or North Liberty throughout the week of January 17-21, 2022.
Materials to include in an emergency care kit include:
Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP):
- Adult sized hats/glove (preferably new)
- Cold/flu medicine for adults and children
- Toilet paper
- Hand warmers
- Hand and Body lotion in larger bottles (no travel sized please)
- Face Masks
- Emergen-C (or other similar vitamin C heavy drink packages)
- New adult socks - wool and other warm types
- Underwear (new)
Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)
- Laundry soap
- Fabric softener
- Diapers size 4, 5
- Tooth paste
- Tooth brush
- Small soft blankets
- Hy-Vee cards (groceries)
- Walmart cards (groceries)