Sun Sign Designs attended and volunteered at the Hillsborough Community Homeless Outreach Program hosted by Citylife church in Tampa, Florida. The event took place on April 28, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community outreach event allowed people without housing the opportunity to take advantage of the many support services available at the event.
Area vendors and volunteers helped provide services during the event, including but not limited to: showers, hygiene bags, hot meals, food stamps, haircuts, clothing, blankets, immunizations, pet supplies, health screenings, mental health services, substance abuse services, contact with employment agencies, and city services.
In order to provide better management and insight into the outreach program, Sun Sign Designs built a platform that will organize, manage, and capture the data of the vendors, volunteers, and any individuals who signed up to use the services at the event. The platform simply requires the name and email from individuals seeking support services. In addition, the platform asks these individuals what types of services they would like to see offered at the event. Therefore, the platform and data catalog will help find the gaps in needs and provide better offerings at future outreach events.
With these data insights, the organizers of the outreach program will know what types of services are most needed at the event, will be able to contact previous vendors and volunteers to return in the future, and, most importantly, will be able to contact attendees via email to remind them of future outreach events.