The Care Calendar is the central feature of many Give InKind pages. It’s a way to let your supporters know the best days, times, and types of support needed, and it gives supporters an easy way to claim those items.
You can add a Calendar when you create your Give InKind page. During the page creation process, the third step will offer you the option of turning on your Calendar. Click the button to turn it on.
When you complete the process and your page is created, a new blank Calendar will be displayed and ready to use.
How to use your Care Calendar
The Care Calendar works like others you may use, such as a Google calendar.
You can add items by clicking the ADD ITEM button in the center of the Calendar.
Enter your details in the ADD ITEM form that opens.
- Select the category of your item from the drop down menu in the first field
- Give your event a title, like “Food delivery for Mom”
- Provide the date and time that you need this product or service
- Check the box if it is an all-day need
- Select whether the product or service is needed on a repeat basis
- Provide any other details or information in the description field
- Click SAVE to enter just that item, or SAVE & ADD MORE to add more items
After you click SAVE, your Calendar will appear, with your new item displayed.
If you need to make any changes to an item on your Calendar, click on the item to open the EDIT ITEM form.
Complete the changes you need to make and click SAVE. If you are editing a recurring item, you will be asked if you're making changes to the single instance of that item, or the entire series of that recurring item.
Managing Care Calendars created before January 4th, 2019
The Care Calendar design has been revised as of January 4, 2019. If your Calendar was created before that date, you can still use the features of the Calendar you set up.
Once you have set up a Give InKind page, you are that page's Organizer. Page Organizers are presented with orange edit icons on their Give InKind Pages. These icons are in abundance on the Care Calendar, letting you edit the calendar on a whole, or on a daily basis.
Clicking the icon next to the Care Calendar title brings up essentially the same options you were presented with when creating the page. Here you can add/delete/change any meal, help, days or times you'd like, on a weekly basis. Click SAVE after making your changes to update your calendar. Any changes here will be applied to the remainder of your calendar's days, with the exception of days you have edited individually – explained next...
Clicking an edit icon under a date in the calendar will allow you to edit that day's meal and help requests. Here you add/delete/change any meal, help, or times you'd like for that specific day. Click SAVE after making your changes to update your calendar. Changes made here will not be effected by changes made to the calendar on a weekly bases.
Items that you have claimed to give will appear in the Calendar with a pencil icon in the top right. Click to edit time or any custom text you may have entered. You can also unclaim that meal or help, and it will be returned to the calendar. This icon/feature is available to all users, not just Page Organizers.