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Volunteer Packing Session – Okemos

February 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Free
Volunteer Packing Session - group of business friends working together

Welcome to the February Volunteer Packing Session for Weekend Survival Kits!  In honor of Valentine’s Day, this month we encourage you to be on the lookout for someone you know who needs a hug! We are calling it Hug a Helper month. Hugs can be a sign of love or affection and they can also be a thank you for your efforts; an I’m proud of you; a sorry about that; or just because!  Since we have been hosting the volunteer packing sessions, we have noticed how the bonds of friendship continue to grow, especially among the regular volunteers. Our team members always leave the session feeling enriched by all the wonderful people like you who offer support for this very important mission.  Consider yourself virtually hugged! Thank you for your service.

Currently, Weekend Survival Kits is serving over 70 schools in 5 counties in MID and SE Michigan and the numbers of children served is growing to over 4000. This year our focus is in two areas – First, making sure that as many children as possible can be served in the schools already on our list. Second, that our volunteers know how very important they are to the success of this program.re to the success of this program.

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  gina@weekendsurvivalkits.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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Volunteer Packing Session Okemos Calendar for 2018-19 School Year

Details

Date:
February 7
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.weekendsurvivalkits.org

Organizer

Weekend Survival Kits
Phone:
517-992-6221
Email:
jilliane@weekendsurvivalkits.org
Website:
weekendsurvialkits.org

Venue

Okemos Community Church
4734 Okemos Rd
Okemos, MI 48864 United States
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