Volunteer Kit Packing – Okemos
February 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
At Volunteer Kit Packing sessions winter is here. All of us could use a little warmth and encouragement. In February we dub this Hug a Helper month. See someone struggling or working hard give them a verbal hug and spread the love at Okemos Community Church. Whether you give or get a hug or receive some words of encouragement we will all feel better for doing something good. First time volunteers? If you are new to volunteering be sure to download the photo and liability release form, print it and fill it out to bring with you to the volunteer kit packing session. We will keep it on record and then all you need do is sign in the next time you join us to volunteer. Also be sure to fill out the volunteer tracking form to record your hours of service – this is very important to us at Weekend Survival Kits – major funders look at the kind of volunteer support an organization gets as part of their consideration about making a gift.
The kits packed at Okemos Community Church for Weekend Survival Kits help children in Lansing/East Lansing and the surrounding communities such as Dewitt and Williamston. We also pack up the monthly Weekday Survival Snack boxes which some of our schools have opted to receive. This additional program benefits each participating school by making sure there is a supply of healthy snacks for children unable to bring snacks from home or have simply forgotten their snacks. This is all part of our efforts to help children remove barriers to their academic success!
The Volunteer Packing Session – Okemos is very popular with volunteers. If you are organizing a group to attend and it is more than 10 people, please email Crew Leader Gina Brick firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know. Also, another great location to volunteer is at the Harry Hill Center just south of Lansing. This is coordinated by the Northwest Initiative and they would be so grateful for the help! Just check our Calendar of Events from the website navigation bar and look for NWI packing sessions, click for more details.
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