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.


CHECK AT 4 P.M.  to see if meetup was cancelled!

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

    Wonderful event thanks to all of the volunteers!

    April 12, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    I welcome extra volunteers..please feel free to bring extra people!

    April 10, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Please turn in your sign up forms if you haven't turned them in yet at another meet-up! I will have some available!

    April 10, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Also..the last time I took out the toddler toys, we were in need of more of them especially since we will be able to set the toddler area up this time. If anyone has any to donate,that would be great!

    April 10, 2013

  • Sue D.

    Is it possible for me to bring one more person? Please let me know. Thank you.

    April 10, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Looks like we may have enough volunteers to bring out all of our activities! Yay!

    April 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Would it be ok if I brought my two 13 yr old nieces as well? I think it's always good to had the extra hands.

      April 9, 2013

    • Lorraine Louglas P.

      Yes, please bring your neices! The more one on one interaction the better! Also I view this meetup as educational for it makes people of all ages aware of homelessness in America and it is especially important that our youth learn also!

      April 10, 2013

  • Pedals

    Awareness of community services

    April 10, 2013

  • Pedals

    Thank you for the opportunity

    April 10, 2013

  • Sue

    Awesome! Hope to see everyone there (and fingers crossed for no no-shows). Will be a fun night - just love spending time with the kids and seeing happiness in their parents eyes.

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • lydia c.

    Hey lets get together to have some fun lets bring a friend to help in the in the umom watkins overflow shelter-kid connection to make new friends and have some fun

    1 · April 4, 2013

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