Gifts such as yours are vital to the daily operations of Amos Cottage. Monetary donations help to provide scholarships to the children enrolled in the Therapeutic Day Program (TDP), give the children in the TDP meaningful experiences such as field trips, provide specialized clinics offered by our service providers, and help us purchase items on our program’s wish lists.

Our Wish List

Non-monetary donations of goods and services are much appreciated. See our Wish List below for much needed items. The gift of an experience can be shared with our Therapeutic Day Program children as well as our families participating in the Children’s Development Services (CDSA) – Things such as tickets to sporting and special events, movie tickets, and other area attractions are very much appreciated.

The Therapeutic Day Program staff is always interested in special projects and programs to incorporate into their days. Do you have a special skill you can share? If so, please contact Mary Dame at mdame@wakehealth.edu.

The following items are always welcome at Amos Cottage:

  • Stickers
  • Disposable paper products
  • Sandwich-sized and gallon-sized Ziploc bags
  • Preemie and newborn diapers, onesies and outfits
  • Baby/toddler books
  • Child prizes/gifts
  • Crayons & washable markets
  • Coloring books
  • Puzzles (age range 3-7)
  • Magazine subscriptions (for the clinic)
  • Games (age range 3-7)
  • Sandbox toys
  • Arbor benches
  • Flowers for our garden
  • Small riding toys
  • Paints
  • Glue and glue sticks

Thank you for thinking of us!

Project Ideas

We love to have groups spend time with us that would like to complete larger projects for Amos Cottage. Below we’ve listed some ideas, but let us know if you have something else in mind. If you are interested in a seasonal gift, or have other items you would like to donate please contact Lisa Aft at lisa.aft@amoscottage.org.

  • Paint railing near sidewalk
  • Blowing Leaves (Fall)
  • Landscapers (Spring) – weeding, watering, planting
  • Landscaping in front of Amos Cottage
  • Painting office space
  • Cleaning “big” toys
  • Athletic teaching techniques
  • Pressure wash the playground
  • Add to the playground equipment (large objects to play with)
  • Book Shelves
  • Design Bulletin Boards
  • Organizing the Gym Closet
  • Periodic replacement of Supplies
  • Netting @ Top of Gym
  • Replenish rewards/incentives closet
  • Add shelves to walls
  • New murals in hallways
  • Organizing the shelves and closets (evaluate storage needs)
  • Cleaning the toys and bikes
  • Birthday Parties (monthly)
  • Christmas Party
  • Behavioral Reward Parties (children exhibit extended periods of positive behavior)
  • Staff Appreciation Activities

“Behind the scenes” ideas:

  • Shoppers (for toys/games/children’s incentives)
  • Decorating
  • Cutting things out
  • Laminating
  • Filing & Office assistance
  • Copying and assemble handbooks

Gentle Reminder about donations:
Thank you so much for your gift!

  • Due to our infection control policy and to protect the privacy of our families, we do not allow groups or individuals to personally distribute gifts.
  • Donations of classroom items and incentive gifts should be brand new and in original packaging.
  • If you have a question about a large item you wish to donate, please contact us prior to bringing it to Amos Cottage.
  • While families appreciate messages of hope and inspiration, please remember that we are a non-secular, non-religious facility.

Volunteering

Thank you for wanted to volunteer at Amos Cottage. For short-term, one day volunteer projects, please contact Lisa Aft at 713-4296 or email at lisa.aft@amoscottage.org. For long term volunteer opportunities, such as classroom assistant, tutor, front desk assistance, please review the information below. As part of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Amos Cottage requires you to complete the volunteer process below.

  • A 4-month commitment is required.
  • Volunteer opportunities at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are as diverse as your own interests. Training will be provided in your volunteer area.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per month at Amos Cottage – morning or afternoon.

The Volunteer Office is open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. We are located on the Main Floor of Ardmore Tower on the main campus of the Medical Center. Our office telephone number is 336-713-3514.

Volunteer Services
Hours Monday- Friday 8 am – 5 pm

Application Process
Thank you for considering becoming a Wake Forest Baptist Health volunteer.
To become a volunteer, your first step is to submit an application and mail or drop off a completed background check release form found here.

After your paperwork has been processed and the background check has been cleared, we will contacted you to set up an interview with Amos Cottage staff.

The Volunteer Services office is located on the Main Floor of Ardmore Tower. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are having trouble submitting an application from the link provided above, please print and mail the completed application and background check release form to:
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Volunteer Services
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Email: rmccune@wakehealth.edu

The Amos Guild

Established in 1969, the Amos Cottage Guild has a rich history of volunteerism, financial support and advocacy for the children and families of Amos Cottage. Our Guild membership made up of mostly women, were the backbone of Amos Cottage, Inc. efforts to further the mission of Amos Cottage. In 2011, the two boards merged under the umbrella of Amos Cottage, Inc. and the Amos Cottage Guild became our primary resource for volunteers and development. Please be a part of the Guild as we re-energize and re-engage our members. For information, contact Lisa Aft at lisa.aft@amoscottage.org.

Corporate Support

Amos Cottage relies on the generous support of our corporate community. There are many ways companies can help support our children and families including:

  • Financial Support / Grants
  • Sponsor future Signature Event
  • Wish List drives
  • Outdoor Therapeutic Classroom
  • Participation in United Way Days of Caring
  • Marketing: PR support
  • Support Targeted Capital Campaign: Raise funds to alter existing oversized storage area to treatment area.
  • Designated Core Volunteers to maintain a designated area: (The XYZ Company garden)

For more information about how your company can partner with Amos Cottage, please contact Lisa Aft, Executive Administrator at lisa.aft@amoscottage.org or (336)-713-4296.