Social and Volunteer Project: Bagged Lunches for the Homeless

If you've ever been curious and wanted to find out more about the Single Volunteer organization, this is the perfect opportunity.  Part social and part community service project, this event will give you a chance to meet us, make a few new friends, have a good time and at the same time, help those in the Cleveland Area that are less fortunate.

Homeless Stand Down, Bagged Lunch Project.

Tony K’s ,  841 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, Ohio (MAP)


Once again Single Volunteers is helping support the Homeless Stand Down at the Cleveland Auditorium by donating several hundred bagged lunches which will be distributed to many of the participants at this huge annual event . Join us for a fun night and good company at this popular night spot while helping those less fortunate than you.We'll plan on doing some icebreakers and drinks and food will be available.

Volunteers are asked to help not only by working on the assembly line we’ll set up, but also by donating the food that we’ll be using. If your last name ends in:

A through D, we’d like to ask you to bring a loaf of bread
E through I, a large jar of jelly
J through N, a jar of peanut butter
O through S, some 100 % juice boxes or pouches
T through Z, some individually wrapped snacks.

If you can afford it, please feel free to bring extra ---we’re going to try to make 400 bagged lunches this year. Single Volunteers will provide the bags, napkins, etc. Unopened and unused products will be donated to St. Augustine’s HungerCenterin Tremont.

 

For more information, please contact Pat at

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Background on the Homeless Stand Down. Held at the Cleveland Convention Center this year on Saturday, January 26th, this large annual community service event for the homeless in our city is a collaborative event between the Free Clinic, The Health Care Alliance, The Case Western School of Dentistry, the Cleveland Barbers College, InterAct  and a whole host of other community organizations. The Stand Down is envisioned as a day of "amnesty" for the homeless where they can come in and relax for the day, enjoy a hot meal, and avail themselves of the free services offered. Last year, approximately 1600 homeless attended. For more information, please click HERE

 

 

UPDATE: Wow, what a great turnout. Thanks! Since we have so many people coming, I'm going to combine this with another project. I have several bags of shampoos, soaps and toothpastes that we can divide up into individual hygiene kits that will be distributed at the Domestic Violence Center. As a matter of fact, if you have any of those little hotel or travel sized sized soaps, shampoos,deodorants or toothpaste, bring them along!  We can use them!

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  • Penny

    It was nice to see everyone and good to help with such a worthy event.

    January 27, 2013

  • Sharon C.

    Definitely felt like I was contributing to a worthy cause. Met a few new people and reconnected to a few old friends as well.

    January 26, 2013

  • Pat

    Thank you to everyone who helped out tonight. We made 460 bagged lunches for the homeless and almost 200 kits for the Domestic Violence Center. Not a bad nights work. Give yourself a pat on the back. Let's do it again!

    1 · January 24, 2013

    • Alice M.

      Pat you did a wonderful job putting this event together for us. I have found my annual event. Now I just have to find my own event to host.

      January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great

    1 · January 24, 2013

  • Bob S.

    Good time with good folks.

    1 · January 24, 2013

  • Alice M.

    It was fun. We had a game to solve. We chatted with one another. The putting of the lunches together was very organized and social. It ended at a good time.

    2 · January 24, 2013

  • Linda W

    It was my first meetup with this group and I enjoyed it very much

    1 · January 24, 2013

  • Pat

    Wow, what a great turnout. Thanks! Since we have so many people coming, I'm going to combine this with another project. I have several bags of shampoos, soaps and toothpastes that we can divide up into individual hygiene kits that will be distributed at the Domestic Violence Center. As a matter of fact, if you have any of those little hotel or travel sized sized soaps, shampoos,deodorants or toothpaste, bring them along! We can use them!

    2 · January 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i'm in the process of trying to pick up a bunch of these toiletry things for the kits. i have a few people who say that have some, so i will bring everything that i can collect tomorrow.

      1 · January 23, 2013

  • Pat

    We'll still be there Tiffany. It will take a few minutes to set up and I plan on doing an icebreaker first so we'll be working for a little while.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work right up the street from Tony K's but I may not get out of work until 7 or 7:30... Is it still worth showing up if I can't get there any earlier?

    1 · January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So I'm a 21 year old looking to expand my social network and thought this was an interesting idea and decided to give it a go. Are their a lot of mid 20's or what are all the ages?

    1 · January 21, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    I am looking forward to this. I lost my husband 3
    months ago to illness and I want to give back and fill my time with something meaningful

    January 21, 2013

    • Alice M.

      Hi Nancy sorry to hear about your husband. I am glad you are and want to keep busy and give back.

      January 21, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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