COMMUNITY SERVICE INFORMATION
An important part of our Mission Statement includes service to the community.
At MEND November, 2013
Chapter Volunteer Days for 2014-2015
We have had several interesting activities this year. The first one was Operation Interdependence on August 20. We went to MEND twice and to the Braille Institute several times, with another one scheduled for July. We worked at Operation Gratitude in October and March. We participated in the Toy Drive for the Child Guidance Center.
As we plan for 2015-2016, be sure to watch this space and the Events page for details on all future activities.
These are some of the places where we volunteer on a regular basis.
Our volunteer outing to Operation Interdependence was a big success the other day. Our 14 women and men volunteers stuffed a total of 25 boxes of donated treats to be shipped overseas to our troops. The staff at OI was very pleased and wants us back again.
Right: Mary and Dan Schwarz - faithful volunteers
Below: Left: Stuffing treats into bag
Below Right: Some of the donated treats
The Braille Institute asksd for help to place labels on books for tots. We are able to provide assistance as needed, and several members have decided to continue volunteering at the site. After a recent volunteer event, we were thanked:
"Five Little Monkeys -- 103 books were completed
Giggles -- 20 books were completed (only one person worked on this book)
Now I Eat My ABCs -- 400 books (paper label only on the back of the book)
The Monkeys book is very long, so 103 books is quite a lot to get finished in less than four hours.
My thanks to everyone for getting so much done. Good Job!!
I look forward to your next visit."
We volunteer at MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity) a few times a year.We help to distribute food and clothing to those in need. Pictures below:
We volunteer at SOVA, which is a food bank under the auspices of the Jewish Family Services and provides food to all in need. We are available whenever they can use our services.
We have helped out at this organization on many different occasions. Operation Gratitude sends individually labeled packages to US Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind, and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. This is an ongoing operation.
Every fall we collect toys for the children served by the Child and Family Guidance Center. These are often the only presents these children will receive. We encourage total participation from the membership.