GO (GET ORGANIZED) MONTH PROJECT – 2017
NAPO San Diego worked with Orphaned Objects, a resale shop at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in North County San Diego. Orphaned Objects is a boutique-style thrift shop that carries furniture, home and holiday décor, jewelry, clothes, shoes, accessories and more. Donations of new and gently used items are accepted. All sales (100%) benefit the programs and pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center.
The Orphaned Objects space was unique because it used to be a Veterinary Hospital. They use “exam rooms” for themed sections of the store and the old animal cages in the stock room are used to store stock items by category. The NAPO-SD volunteers organized two main areas in the storage areas of the resale shop, the “linen room” and the back area where the animal cages are (see photos).
This GO Month project ocurred on January 11th and 12th from 10am to 3pm. Over 20 NAPO-SD Chapter members volunteered to help!
GO (GET ORGANIZED) MONTH PROJECT – 2016
For the Napo-San Diego 2016 Get Organized month project, we set our sights on the Art & Craft Center by Charity Wings in San Marcos. Charity Wings staff and volunteers had recently moved the organization to their new location in San Marcos.
In January of 2016, NAPO-San Diego organizers picked up where the staff had left off to take Charity Wings to the next level of beautiful, fine-tuned organization. While two of our organizers worked to get the office area looking and functioning better, the majority of the team focused on the all-important "Rainbow Wall". This large stretch of shelving holds a myriad of art and craft materials that are available to everyone who uses the Charity Wings studio.
NAPO-San Diego members spent two days sorting, color coding, and implementing the new and improved labeling system that makes it easy for crafters to find and - very importantly - put away all the supplies.
The Charity Wings staff members were absolutely thrilled with how beautiful the results were, and how much easier it made it for them to carry out their mission of providing inspiration, community connection, and healing through the gift of art.
GO (Get Organized) Month Project – 2015
For the Napo-San Diego 2015 Get Organized month project, we set our sights on the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Previously, we completed a major overhaul of their facility, then helped them get settled into a new location. This new location included an on-site storage room as well as an off-site storage facility.
Several of our members helped organize the CFO’s office, while other NAPO-San Diego members completely reorganized the Make-A-Wish on-site storage room. That complete reorganization led to the revamping of the off-site storage.
Now, Make-A-Wish staff can easily find what they’re looking for and even have room to add more wishes to their inventory. It’s always a pleasure working with this fine foundation. Thank you Make-A-Wish!
OUR 2014 GO MONTH PROJECT
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During Get Organized Month
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 2, 2014 - A new year often brings new beginnings, a time when many make resolutions. January is also National Get Organized (GO) Month - a perfect time for individuals, families and businesses to organize and prepare for the year ahead.
Every January, the National Association of Professional Organizers San Diego Chapter (NAPO-SD) celebrates GO Month by selecting a non-profit to benefit from the organizing services of their chapter members. NAPO-SD has slected the american Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter as the 2014 "GO" Month non-profit partner.
"The key to being prepared is getting organized," said Tony Young, CEO of the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the Red Cross. "While we preach preparedness and know disaster response, we also know there is always room for improvement. This is why we're grateful for the partnership with NAPO San Diego. Their expertise will help enhance our response when disaster strikes."
During National GO Month, the Red Cross and NAPO-SD are sharing tips with the public on how to refresh their emergency plans and kits. NAPO-SD will also help create more organized, effective office and storage spaces for the disaster relief agency.
"Our members are excited to help the Red Cross create more efficient work spaces and overall operations," said Jana Hartwell, CPO, NAPO-SD's chapter president. "The steps organizations and individuals take ahead of time are crucial to ensuring they effectively respond during emergencies."
This partnership provides an ongoing opportunity to educate San Diego about the organizing profession while highlighting Prepare San Diego. In September 2013, the Red Cross along with key partners announced a four-year regional resiliency initiative driven by the Red Cross to help prepare the San Diego region for human emergencies and disasters. A key goal with the initiative is to facilitate a cultural shift to increase individual, organizational, and business preparedness. The desired result is to help one million people in San Diego County make an emergency plan, build a disaster kit or get trained to effectively respond.
Follow the conversation on sociall media by using #GOMonth and be sure to follow @SDICRedCross. The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter and NAPO-SD will also be posting about GO Month on their Facebook pages and websites.
For more information about the Prepare San Diego initiative, please visit www.preparesandiego.org.
For those interested in learning more about NAPO and GO Month, please visit www.naposandiego.com.
About the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter
The American Red Cross San Diego/Impersiall Counties Chapter is the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public's ongoing support we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Through Prepare San Diego, a four-year regional resiliency initiative, the Red Cross brings together key community and business leaders from the region to create a sustainable network that encourages preparedness, carries out response and recovery plans, and strives for resiliency in the face of disaster, meeting all aspects of the disaster lifecycle. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/sandiego or connect with us on Facebook and YouTube and Twitter.
About the NAPO-San Diego Chapter
The NAPO-San Diego Chapter has 35+ membeers who serve all of San Diego County and outlying areas. NAPO Professional Organizers enhance the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and transferring organizing skills. NAPO Professional Organizers also educate the public on organizing solutions and the resulting benefits. Professional Organizers help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper, and their systems, for life. To find the right NAPO-SD Professional Organizer for you, please visit www.naposandiego.com. For free organizing tips and inspiration, follow us on Facebook.
January is National Get Organized Month!
The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) celebrates Get Organized Month (GO Month) every January by helping carefully chosen non-profits get better organized. This is a creative opportunity to raise public awareness about the organizing profession as well as a means for Organizers to use their skills to benefit a non-profit group in need.
NAPO San Diego is pleased to announce their collaboration with the American Red Cross (ARC) of San Diego and Imperial Counties for GO Month 2014.
Chapter volunteers are currently working with the ARC leadership to identify their needs and goals for re-organizing administrative, storage, and work spaces for select personnel. We are developing action plans, collaborating resources and gathering needed supplies for the upcoming projects.
During the weeks of January 20 and 27 teams will return with more volunteer professional organizers, roll up our sleeves, and implement the action plans to create spaces to meet the needs of the ARC staff. Our goal is to streamline their work environments, create more efficient systems for day-to-day operations and empower the hardworking staff. This will help them be even more effective at preparing our community for and responding with aide during emergencies and disasters.
We are mutually excited about the opportunity to help this vital organization which does so much for our community, our veterans and in times of vital need during disasters.
Find out more about GO Month - January 1-31, 2014.