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Boxes for Life

Boxes For Life

Boxes for Life is a group service project in which volunteers sort, count, bag, and label assorted medical supplies such as gloves, gauze, and tape in your own location! It is a great opportunity for families, organizations & clubs, companies & businesses, and many other groups to learn about altruism and give back to their community. The material you sort will be delivered by Afya to healthcare facilities impacted by Covid-19.

The sorting process can take place anywhere – in your home, organization, company, club or houses of worship. Children as young as 4 years old can sort material. You can spend a few hours or a few days on sorting, depending on how many boxes you take! Note that you must be in the tri-state area to participate.

Here is how you can begin volunteering with Boxes for Life!

  • Download and review the Info & FAQ document here.
  • Decide how much time you want to spend sorting, from 2 hours to multiple days. This will inform how many boxes you take!
  • Reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator Mary Grace at to schedule both pick up and drop off of the boxes from the Afya warehouse.
  • You may have the boxes for one week and must schedule the pick up and drop off dates one week apart.
  • Donate $250 using the donation form below. This donation supports our capacity to deliver these boxes to healthcare facilities in need.
  • Register and sign up on our online volunteer portal, complete waiver and record the number of service hours you complete.
  • Pick up your boxes from the Afya warehouse.
  • Watch this video on our YouTube channel to learn how to sort properly. Written instructions are also provided, and a Zoom video call can be scheduled if need be.
  • Sort the boxes!
  • Take pictures & videos of your family or group sorting & post them on social media!
  • Return the completed boxes to the Afya warehouse.

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