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UMOM Watkins Overflow Shelter - Kid Connection

Hi Everyone!

WELCOME TO KID CONNECTION! This is our regular Friday evening at the UMOM Watkins Overflow Shelter.

We will spend quality time with the children at the Watkins overflow homeless shelter. Activities include arts & crafts, games and as much one to one interaction with the children as possible. Plan on being there from 6 pm to 8 pm. We will be interacting with kids from 6 months to early teens. This gives the parents a break from their kids and it shows the children that others care about them.

Please keep in mind that UMOM is a faith-based organization. Minimum age for this will be 12 with parent or guardian accompanying you. You need to be comfortable that your kids will be comfortable interacting with peers or younger kids that are homeless.


If by 4:00P.M. on the day of the event if there are not 8 or more volunteers signed up, the meet up is cancelled!

2) Do not bring anything of value into the shelter for there isn't a place to keep.

3) Entrances are to first knock on the double doors; next try the doorbell and lastly go to the west side and enter. Tell a worker that you are there to volunteer with The Phoenix Philanthropists!

4) Advice: always stay with children where you and the child can be seen. Do not take children to the bathroom but get their parents instead.

5) WE ALWAYS NEED DONATIONS for the shelter and our program for this is run on doantions only. NEED play doh, games, basketballs, footballs, arts and crafts projects, toddler toys, race car sets and play tents.

FOR THE SHELTER All clothes, towels, sheets, blankets, shoes, toiletries. Washed fruit,Ramon Noodles and fruit juice packs are nice to bring also.

Signing up or coming to the shelter as a volunteer for the Phoenix Philanthroists acknowledges that you release UMOM Shelters and The Phoenix Philanthropists from any and all liabilities concerning your participation in this activity including your children and guests. Random backgroud checks are conducted.

Please follow the map details from the link under Location at the top of the event info.

Thanks for all you do!

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  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    WE did an amazing job with only 6 volunteers and managed to porvide a fun filled evening for these lovely children!

    March 9, 2013

    • Sue

      We had a great night Lorraine! Emma and Hannah were talking about it the whole way home and again today. Thanks for everything you do!

      March 9, 2013

    • Lorraine Louglas P.

      Thank you so much! Have fun tomorrow!

      March 9, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Lorraine - we'll be there (Emma, Hannah and I) but will be there our usual later time since I need to go pick them up after work.

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Please let me know by 4:00pm if you are coming or not so I can plan accordingly. I will be down there anyway loaded up with donations and may run a limited program depending on the number of volunteers! Have a great day!

    March 8, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    On March 27th I plan on having an Easter Egg Hunt. I have a High School group who will provide eggs. I plan on coloring hard boiled eggs also. I also need 45 Easter Baskets otherwise I may have to provide baggies. If anyone could commit to bringing anything that night as cookies etc., or donate extra candy, egg dye, anything Easterish...that would be great. Thanks to the generous donations of our volunteers we have been able to provide parties and gifts for each holiday! Thank you all!

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going with my best friend, Alyssa Arambula.

    March 3, 2013

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