Preparing Holiday Baskets

 

It's that time of the year again!!

Hey Everyone!

Once again A.O.K. will be assisting the Blind Center of Nevada with making their holiday gift baskets that are sold to the community as a major fundraiser for their organization. Each year volunteers fill orders of over 1,200 of these delectable baskets. These beautiful handmade delights have been filled with loving care for the past few years by A.O.K. volunteers.

We're going to assemble each basket with an assortment of gourmet treats (that we will actually be making) from decadent chocolates to exotic specialties. Wrap it up in cellophane and then for the finishing touch, we'll accent each masterpiece with a beautiful bow!

Volunteers:

This event will be from 10:00am-2:00pm. No need to bring anything, all the supplies will be there for us. Bring a friend if you'd like, come for an hour or stay for the day. Please no children under 14. As always, please RSVP with integrity. Hosting this event will be Samantha Steele, Program Manager with the Blind Center.

If you have any questions, you can post them below and either myself or Samantha will respond ASAP.

Thank you,

Denise

 

The Blind Center of Nevada is one of the state's oldest charities and has been serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1955.

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  • claudia

    As always, it was a great experience working with BCN. Everyone was so dedicated and worked really hard. :) Hope to see everyone again real soon. However, I do have one comment. Since these are food preparation / distribution events, I don't think it's very wise to have dogs/animals present at this kind of function. As a former health care giver, I do not believe it is SANITARY. I personally love dogs/pets, however in this kind of situation, I suggest to leave your pets at home. ALSO, chocolate and popcorn is NOT Ideally for dogs / pets to be eaten even accidently. thank you.

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • Samantha S.

      Hello Wonderful Claudia! As always, your help at the center and with our members is greatly appreciated. I just wanted to let you know the dog that was here was a service dog. Other than that circumstance, I totally agree with you. Have a great week and we will see you Saturday:)

      November 4, 2013

  • Samantha S.

    THANK YOU EVERYONE that helped this past Saturday. We got accomplished so much. We cant tell you how much we appreciate your service to the blind center and your community. If you only knew how much you helped us. Hope to see you all again! Feel free to bring a friend or family member:) Have a great week.
    Sam

    3 · November 4, 2013

  • Barry T.

    always a happy bunch but although 22 folks from AOK signed up, not that many showed..... hope to see you all next week for this great cause... makes you feel good giving

    3 · November 2, 2013

    • Amanda

      I had to back out, went for a hike instead. I'm definitely planning on next week though for sure to help out.

      1 · November 2, 2013

    • Mary

      Missed seeing you Barry, but I was there on Oreo duty. :)

      November 3, 2013

  • Mary

    Enjoyed my day making chocolate covered Oreos and meeting new friends, Lois and Melissa. Thanks for helping to make my day meaningful!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Lynn E

    It was my first time helping, I had fun and am planning a return next Saturday. When I saw what we were doing, I was worried I'd end up covered in popcorn and chocolate. But I came out clean!!! LOL! Bringing an apron next week...not trying for a record. See you all again!

    2 · November 2, 2013

    • Denise

      So glad you enjoyed your first AOK experience! Thank you for lending a helping hand.

      1 · November 2, 2013

    • Lynn E

      It was my pleasure. Being with a nice group of people to work with made it easy too!

      1 · November 3, 2013

  • Janice B.

    I enjoyed the experience in the "peppermint room!!" Thank goodness I wasn't in the cookie creating one w all of that chocolate---teehee! I am looking forward to being with the members of the center for crafts, shopping, & whatever is needed.

    2 · November 2, 2013

  • Zsazsa D.

    Great team work :) Go popcorn team! Lol

    3 · November 2, 2013

  • Kim

    I've missed volunteering at the Blind Center of Nevada. Thank you for providing the opportunity to help out. <3

    2 · November 2, 2013

  • claudia

    definitely count me in. Anything for BCN :)

    1 · October 30, 2013

    • Denise

      Thank you Claudia!

      October 30, 2013

  • Jes

    I'm on the waiting list for this Sat but it will be me plus one. Thank you!

    October 28, 2013

    • Samantha S.

      We would love to have you and your plus one. There is no limit on the number to help. Thank you so much! See you Saturday:)

      October 29, 2013

    • Jes

      Thank you Samantha! :) see you Saturday can't wait to help.

      October 29, 2013

  • Lois H.

    Does anyone want to share the ride from Henderson to this event? If so, please email me at [masked]

    October 27, 2013

  • Joanie N.

    are there any other dates for this event other than the 2nd?

    October 22, 2013

    • Samantha S.

      Hello, yes, we will be doing this every Saturday from the 2nd of November through Dec. 21st. Same place and same times. The dates will be published as time gets closer. Thank You, Sam

      1 · October 22, 2013

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