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gee! Volunteers! All ages!

Hello friends!

With the help of gee! families we are starting a volunteer group for our children!  We hope to create a group where our kids will come up with ideas to help our community and then our families can take action to help with a cause.

Our first event is for Food Finders.  Food Finders has been serving Southern California since 1989.  They rescue good wholesome food and deliver it to partner agencies.  In 2012, they provided over 6 million pounds of food to 200 agencies.  That is providing a value of $11m to our local communities.

This volunteer opportunity is to sort and box food at their Signal Hill location.  While this is a regular working environment, our families are welcome as long as parents keep an eye on the younger ones.  I'm hoping each family will be able to do a particular job together.  We will find out more when we get there.  This is a warehouse location, so please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a sweater as it might be chilly.  They are very excited to work with our group of homeschoolers.

gee! Volunteers at Food Finders

Activity: Sort and boxing food

All ages

Tuesday, November 19, 2pm-4pm

2301 E. 28th St., Signal Hill

This is not a drop-off event.

Although it is not required for this event, they are more than happy to accept donations from our families.  The types of things they need are:

Canned yams, pumpkin pie filling, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, beans, tomatoes/pasta, sauce, gravy/broth, canned fruit, canned milk, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, condiments.

Packaged items: potatoes, stuffing, jello, pudding, cake mixes, cereal, rice, beans, pasta, instant cocoa, tea, coffee, juice, pet food.

Hygiene items: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine hygience, disposable razors, diapers, detergent, deodorant, toothbrushes

Monetary donations are also appreciated.

http://www.foodfinders.org

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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  • Joy Y.

    Thank you everyone! You made it fun!

    2 · November 19, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Thank you, Joy, for setting this up. It was the perfect activity for our kids. They did such a wonderful job! I will go ahead and try to set up another day in December. Thanks to everyone!

      1 · November 20, 2013

  • June L.

    Sorry Cindy, Maggie is sick today. We won't be going.

    November 19, 2013

    • Cindy C

      No worries, June. I'm hoping we can set up another date for this.

      November 20, 2013

  • Rocio M.

    We loved working as a family to help other families!

    3 · November 19, 2013

  • Korena

    Soph is sick! I hope someone can take our place on such short notice

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is so awesome.

    1 · November 13, 2013

  • Christina

    Sorry, Cindy. I got the days mixed up. I thought it was for today. Yes, we should be there next week.

    November 12, 2013

  • Christina

    Cindy,
    I am sorry but my daughters and myself will not be attending today. They caught a cold and I do not want to pass it on to any of the other children or parents. Hopefully, you can find someone to take our place.

    November 12, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Hi Christina, we are going next week. I hope you will be able to make it. Thanks!

      November 12, 2013

  • Christina

    I have another daughter who is 10. Can I add her to the list? Sorry I did not know you were going to add me to the list.

    November 8, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Yes, that is fine.

      November 8, 2013

  • Christina

    It is okay to bring my 6 year old daughter.

    1 · November 8, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Yes, I will add you to the list, but we are full now.

      1 · November 8, 2013

  • Korena

    This is amazing. Thanks!

    2 · November 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for telling me :-)!

      November 6, 2013

  • Cindy C

    Thanks to Joy for setting up this great opportunity!

    2 · November 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Joy!

      November 6, 2013

  • Bonnie J.

    This is great! Thank you so much for coordinating it!

    November 6, 2013

  • Mai

    We have a class at the same time but please keep posting these. This is something I want to do with my children.

    November 6, 2013

    • Cindy C

      We are hoping to do something else on a Saturday in December.

      November 6, 2013

  • Blanca

    Carolina has a class at 4 in long beach..would it be ok to leave early?

    November 6, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Oh yes, feel free to leave early.

      1 · November 6, 2013

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