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UMOM Watkins Overflow Shelter - Kid Connection

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  • Watkins Overflow Shelter

    1120 W. Watkins Street, Phoenix, AZ (map)

    33.426197 -112.087815

  • Let them know you are with the Phoenix Philanthropists and ask for Jerry
  • 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!

    1) Do not park in their parking lot for they lock the gate, instead park on the street but not directly in front of the shelter for they pick-up and drop off there. It is a warehouse in an industrial park so google it so you know what to look for.

    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, holiday treats we can collect to through a holiday party 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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  • Melanie

    Ouch! Hope you're both okay otherwise.

    February 15, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Lorraine - I just sent you an email response. I'm so sorry about your accident. I hope you feel better soon. I'm actually sick today and have to update my meeting to not being able to attend today - don't want to get the families sick. Not sure if someone else can get it going tonight. I definately would if I could. Keep us posted on how you're doing and take care!

    February 15, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    I won't be able to go for my granddaughter and I were hit by a car while crossing a four way stop. Keep checking back until I figute this out.

    February 14, 2013

    • Missy R

      Lorraine sorry to hear! Hope you are both ok! If there is anything we can do, let us know. Get some rest.

      February 14, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    hit by a car, seriously! Broken arm, can't drive.

    February 14, 2013

  • Juan Jimenez "Jay J.

    I'll be a little late, around 6:30, but I'll be there.

    February 14, 2013

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    I know what you mean... Have a good weekend!

    February 14, 2013

  • Alana H.

    This week was more demanding than I anticipated, but I look forward to participating very soon. x

    February 14, 2013


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