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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.


1)CHECK AT 4:00P.M. Friday, to see if this meetup has been cancelled.I run this program even if we have only 2 volunteers unless there is an emergency!

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. NEEDs are 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.

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Eye opening. A good reminder of how less privileged live.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Thank you for providing the children at UMOM with a lovely fun-filled evening! I appreciate your dedication and support to the children at UMON watkins Family Shelter.

    May 17, 2013

  • Vickie W.

    Hi everyone. I have to cancel my attendance tonight. I'm sorry and hope to attend another event in the near future.

    May 17, 2013

  • Ryan

    Thanks Lorraine! I look forward to seeing everyone again.

    May 16, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Welcome back Ryan!

    May 13, 2013

  • lydia c.

    Come join the fun and enjoy doing arts and crafts play games etc with the children come and have fun relief stress by help in the umom watkins overflow shetler and feel good about yourself in participating in helping others

    1 · April 25, 2013

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