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Volunteer @ Back to School Shopping For Kids

Join me for this Fabulous Event sponsored by the Salvation Army and Target. I have done this event for the past 5-10 years and love it. We will meet at Target in Midway at 8am sharp.

Basically a few bus loads of kids will be coming from the Salvation Army to Target. We will either pair up or go solo with one child. Our goal is to help them shop for back to school clothing. We will get a list of what they need. We will have a certain amount of money to help them shop.

Here is a description of the event from the Salvation Army's website:

"Each year hundreds of children go to school unprepared to learn. The Salvation Army is determined to help families in need by providing back-to-school clothes through the Leaders Launching Learners program. On Thursday, August 9, we need volunteers to escort children through the store, assist in selecting clothes, and track the cost of the items to keep it within the $80 budget. Volunteers should be 16 or older. The date and time for all locations is Thursday, August 9, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m."

We will be doing this event with my other meetup group - Out and About in St. Paul.

The Salvation Army has other locations throughout the metro and you can email Jennie (Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator) at [masked] for more information on those locations.

Otherwise when you RSVP here, please include your email address (after you RSVP you will be asked for it) along with your full name so that I can pass it onto Jennie to register you.

See you there! Bring a calculator if you have one. :)

Michelle

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  • Jen N

    Who knew volunteering could be so much fun? Good event today - the kids were great and Michelle was a wonderful host.

    August 10, 2012

  • Michelle

    This was a very fun experience today. I believe all of our volunteers were matched with a child today. We had 10 amazing people from the two meetup groups join us today - THANK YOU AGAIN FOR TAKING THE TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY! :) Very fun and rewarding time!!! :)

    August 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Truly a great time this morning, Michelle! Thank you for hosting and I'm looking forward to many more volunteer events with you as the host!

    August 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first volunteer experience with Single Volunteers of MPLS/STP and I enjoyed it! Volunteers were paired up with a young student (Pre-K to 12) and allotted an hour to help the student find new apparel for the school year. It was fun and my student definitely knew what he wanted! Also, Michelle is a great event host who provided excellent details and answered all my questions prior to the event. I'm looking forward to volunteering again with the group, especially if Michelle is hosting!

    August 9, 2012

  • Michelle

    Good morning. I will be wearing black shorts and a purple shirt ... I have blonde hair and it will be up. :) See you shortly!

    August 9, 2012

  • Michelle

    This meetup is full Kirara and Jason - sorry. :)

    August 8, 2012

  • Michelle

    Reminder email just sent - remember:
    1. Meet me on right side of Target (midway/St. Paul) (when facing store) outside at 7:45am. We will head into Target to register at 7:55am - and if you are late, go into Target and you will be directed to conference room to register (Jennie is our Sal. Army vol. coordinator who will also be there). :)
    2. Dress down - you will be given a volunteer t-shirt to wear
    3. Bring one calculator
    4. Leave valuables at home or carry with you throughout event
    5. Eat breakfast before you come
    6. Come up to me if you haven't met me/got there late :)
    7. Have fun
    8. Rate the event afterwards please. :)

    August 8, 2012

  • Michelle

    This event is full. Pagnia - I have you coming for now - will be in touch if I hear differently. I will send you guys a reminder email soon. :)

    August 8, 2012

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