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UMOM Watkins Overflow Shelter - Kid Connection

Hi Everyone!

We need at least 7 people to run this event. Please consider joining us this evening!

This is our regular Monday 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
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Board games
  • Basketball
  • fun activities for all ages of kids!

Feel free to bring an arts and crafts project that can work for up to 30 kids.

We can always use more supplies, specifically:

  • Play Doh, preferably the larger size cans of Play Doh.
  • Foam letter stickers and sticker books are always good to contribute.
  • At this time we have plenty of games, toys, crayons and other items other than what was just mentioned.

The shelter also really appreciates donations of clothes and books!!!

Plan on being there from 6 pm to 8 pm. We will be interacting with kids from 6 months to early teens. UMOM is a faith-based organization. Minimum age for this event will be 12 with an accompanying parent or guardian.

MOST importantly, please check back on the event posting on the date of the event to see the number of volunteers signed up. If at 4pm, there are 8 or more volunteers signed up, then the event is a "go" for that day. If there are less than 7 volunteers signed up, then the event is understood to be cancelled.

Attendance Policy: Please note Phoenix Philanthropists does have an attendance policy. We understand that plans change and emergencies come up. If you RSVP YES, but can no longer attend, PLEASE change yourRSVP ASAP. Please note that we do have an attendance policy. Our charity partners rely on us to attend when we say we will and our attendance policy is intended to ensure we can meet our charity partners' expectations. Please give a minimum of 2 hours notice for this event before canceling. No Call/No Shows will be recorded, and after 3 No Call No Shows/month or 6 No Call No Shows/year, you will be removed from the Phoenix Philanthropists MeetUp. Please understand this policy is not intended to penalize our philanthropists, but to ensure we maintain good relationships with our charity partners and can give the most back to our community.

Thanks for all you do!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Me and my finance came to meet up and help with the group when we arrived we did not feel welcomed no one talked to us and made us feel like we're part of this group sorry but we will not be returning wish all well thank you for allowing us to join the group

    June 2, 2014

    • Jim

      Kimberly, I'm sorry you had this experience. I was running late due to another commitment

      June 2, 2014

    • Randy

      as one hair said to the other, it takes two to tangle. Lol seriously though, if you reach out, people will reach back.

      June 3, 2014

  • Pooja B.

    This was our first time attending a Phoenix Philanthropists event. Although there weren't that many kids, my children and I really enjoyed the time we spent with the kids that were there and really enjoyed everyone we met. I'm looking forward to helping out at this shelter in the future and participating in other volunteer opportunities with this group!

    2 · June 3, 2014

  • Louis

    I was very fortunate to spend the time this evening with everyone.

    June 3, 2014

  • Pooja B.

    I plan on bringing my 14 year old daughter with me. Thanks!

    1 · May 28, 2014

    • Jim

      I look forward to meeting you both.

      June 2, 2014

  • Kim E.

    Hello, can anyone tell me how to confirm if I am on the list to attend an event or if I am on the wait list? Thank you!

    May 26, 2014

    • Randy

      To the right of this page, I see only Sam on the waiting list. Hope that helps.

      June 1, 2014

    • Jim

      Hi Kim, when I saw this I assumed it was based on the conversation we had Monday. but if not, Randy is correct. you should be able to see it on the right side of the page.

      June 2, 2014

  • Jim

    I will be a little late because of SVDP. Please Help Costas and Louis with the set up. I'll see you all this evening. Have a great day!

    June 2, 2014

  • Louis

    If anyone would like to bring a birthday gift. For a nine-year-old girl name Island. She will be spending her ninth birthday in the shelter. I will be bringing a birthday cake and utensils. Thank you

    2 · May 29, 2014

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