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.

PLEASE READ:

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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  • Cheryl

    Lorraine, THANK YOU for you dedication to this group!! You are amazing to come out with your recent injury! Sharing laughs & smiles with the children makes the day! ;0)

    February 24, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who continue to bring love and joy to these lovely children! You all are the best...truly!

    February 23, 2013

  • Melanie

    Got a workout again :-) So much love and wonderful energy to share. Thanks again for allowing me to play with these great kids and to interact with their parents.

    February 23, 2013

  • barbara V.

    amazing kids! So creative!

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Only made want to help more

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Sue

    Lorraine - sent u a txt a little while ago + got sick at worj and can't come - so sorry - so upset. See u nxt week.

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not able to print the individual release form, can someone bring a copy with them? I wasn't sure if I needed to sign that prior to volunteering?

    February 22, 2013

  • brandye l.

    I'm recovering from an illness that's had me out for. 3 weeks I apologize and will see you all soon

    February 22, 2013

  • barbara V.

    I am bringing 8 NAU students with me, so we'll have a large group tonight!

    February 22, 2013

  • Lindsay w.

    I will be bring a friend

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really sorry about your accident, that sounds so painful. I look forward to meeting you.

    February 21, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Bring any donations you have and ramon noodles or washed fruit to leave there if you want...hopefully soon we will get it together for an easter egg hunt... we need candy, plastic eggs and egg dye so we can color eggs....i was hit by a car when walking and have a broken arm but i plan on being there...it's just hard to type

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lorraine! Just joined today and will be seeing you tomorrow evening- is there anything you need for me to bring? ~Roxanne :)

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    I plan on being there Friday. I have suregery Wed. so all should be good! Thank you for making this wonderful activity happen!

    February 19, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    I was hit by a car and have a broken arm that needs surgery. I need someone to take over for Friday if we have 8 people signed up.

    February 17, 2013

    • Juan Jimenez "Jay J.

      Hope you heal quickly. Sorry I can't make it this Friday.

      1 · February 17, 2013

    • Cheryl

      Lorraine, hope you feel better soon!

      February 18, 2013

  • Omayra

    I'm bringing another craft activity. I have these western themed foam frames for them to make

    February 17, 2013

  • barbara V.

    Can I bring 7 NAU students?

    1 · February 13, 2013

    • Lorraine Louglas P.

      Please let me know if you are bringing students...we are short of volunteers. Thanks!

      February 17, 2013

  • Juan Jimenez "Jay J.

    Sorry to have to cancel, but I'll be working.

    February 16, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    That is fine ..put yourself plus 2 and I will put myself plus 2. Please let me know beforehand if any cancel. Also be aware that there is limited sitting around the tables for the seats need to be for the children to do their activities. ee you then!

    February 13, 2013

  • barbara V.

    Can I bring 7 NAU students?

    February 13, 2013

  • Kristin

    My sister will be joining me.

    February 8, 2013

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