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We're going to help the kids record the "gold" in their lives on large decorative coins, and hang this "gold" around the center as a reminder of all the assets for which they have to be grateful.
Whitman Elementary is hosting a Magical Family Literacy Night and needs volunteers to set up for the event, serve snacks and manage activities (these will be prepared for you) during the event, and clean up after the event. This event will serve children and their families who attend Whitman Elementary school in Pontiac. If you would like to donate snacks for the event - e.g., a 10-pack of fruit snacks or chips (this is what the school requested)--please post below so we know how many snacks to let the school know we will be bringing.
We will be helping Art and Scraps Warehouse from 9 AM-NOON! Arts and Scraps is a non-profit community organization receives art supplies/scraps from local businesses and then resells them to the public. Arts and Scraps runs a scrapmobile that tours the area, offering classes and affordable learning and creative materials for 275,000 young artists. We will be prepping materials (cutting, sorting, etc.), making kits, or organizing recyclables. Dress comfortably in closed toed shoes. We will meet at the store (where you will park) and walk to the warehouse TOGETHER. Directions for late arrivals here: http://files.meetup.com/6709202/Arts%20%26%20Scraps%20directions%20to%20warehouse%20with%20pictures.pdf KID FRIENDLY! AND WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
When you arrive, please make sure you sign in and write GKC next to your name as well as on your nametag. As there are many other volunteers at this event, it can be hard to find other Good Karma Clubbers. I have a blue Detroit Tigers hat, so come say hello if I don't find you first. Motown Soup volunteers work out of the Trinity Lutheran kitchen, NE corner of M-59 and Van Dyke. Come through the main entrance into the lobby, take the elevator or stairs to the lower level. Find us in the kitchen and fellowship hall. We provide the aprons, gloves, hairnets. (one can wear their own baseball hat). Long hair needs to be tied back unless it all fits in the hair net. We work with you, show you what to do. It's a production line with 1 tablespoon of this, a teaspoon of that, a cups of beans and whatnot. We zip seal the bags, then heat/security seal. Label, box, and ready for sale. We have stand up jobs and sit down jobs. We ask for volunteers to be age 16 or up. Motown Soup is a collaboration of volunteers who produce quality soup and food mixes in a State Dept. of Agriculture licensed kitchen. All profits are donated to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food banks and free clinics. Motown Soup is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. We thank Trinity Lutheran Church, Utica, MI, for providing a kitchen, storage area, facilitator and many volunteers