Get Involved/Donate GET INVOLVED & DONATE 1 Get involved at the Watertown Urban Mission! Your help is needed to uplift your neighbors in need! There are many ways to get involved. Every gesture is greatly appreciated and makes a huge difference for your community. Here’s how you can help: Make a Monetary Donation When you give to us, you give to a trusted organization that has the tools, skills, and experience that is necessary to serve the community properly and wholly. Your generosity enables us to keep our programs running efficiently. Additionally, monetary donations help us with overhead costs, costs for items that are distributed through our Critical Needs program and with purchasing bulk food at low prices from the Central New York food bank. Monetary donations are significant to the growth and sustainment of our organization. Click to donate online and find more information. Volunteer Make a difference, meet people, learn new skills, and be apart of your community! Our volunteers help us for approximately 3,000 hours per month. The work that we do would not be possible without them! Come find what area you would like to volunteer in at our volunteer orientation. Every month, on the second Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and fourth Thursday at 8:30 a.m., we host a volunteer orientation, which is mandatory to get started. You will learn about the history of our Mission, our programs, our guidelines, and you will go on a tour! Click to learn more about volunteer opportunities! Donate Items New or used, from food to clothes to furniture and toiletries, we graciously welcome all donations! We also welcome the goods of food drives, toiletry drives, and any other creative drive to collect for your community. Your second hand items are sold at our Impossible Dream thrift store, where all sales go towards supporting our programs. Your food items go into our pantry and are distributed to those in need. Your toiletry items such as deodorant, toilet paper, diapers, and more go to our Critical Needs program for distribution. Click to read our FAQ on donating items. Join & Attend Upcoming Events Have a great time and give hope to others for a brighter future all in one! We thoroughly plan to ensure that our fundraising events are always a wonderful experience. From timed color runs to group motorcycle rides and a discount prom wear sale, we have the best events that are sure to please a variety of tastes! We encourage you to get involved. Check out our events calendar and follow us on social media for the latest updates! Click to learn about upcoming events!