How can MTN’s Scheduling System help with running multi-organization food/toy/backpack drives?

Not only does MTN track and report to other organizations where families have already been and to record the current visit and what they were given, but it also shows where the families are scheduled to be going and what items they will be receiving.  The Scheduling System allows the Key Contact of each charity, church or school participating in the drive to set up a calendar for the days and times when they will be providing items or services and the number of families that can be seen at those days and times.  Then, staff or volunteers are given access-controlled passwords they can use to access the Scheduling System to book families into specific days and times until the number of slots available at each day/time has been filled.  Families will not be double-booked for the same drive at different distribution sites because you’ll see that family is already scheduled elsewhere. Once the family is booked, they are given a bar-coded summary sheet with the details about when they are to return and what they will be receiving (for each member of their household too) to provide a rapid check-in process on the distribution day(s). When the family returns that day, the organization simply scans the barcode, which identifies that family and that particular visit in the system, and “checks” them in.

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