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UMOM Watkins Overflow Shelter - Kid Connection

Hi Everyone!

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, reading, writing, games, and fun, literacy-based activities. Feel free to bring an arts and crafts project that can work for up to 30 kids. We can always use more 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. 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 kids 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 follow the map details from the link under Location at the top of the event info.

Also and 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 8 volunteers signed up, then the event is understood to be cancelled.

Last and most importantly - please don't take photos of either parents or kids. We have been asked to refrain from taking photos of the families to maintain their privacy. Photos of our volunteers are allowed, but not of the kids.

Thanks for all you do!

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  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Unfortunately we will have to limit volunteers to the number of 15 so please have members of your group sign up on the Phoenix Philanthropists as a member and take a spot. Thank you for all you do!

    October 8, 2012

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    All volunteers...please bring a bag of candy for our Halloween Party on the 26th. We can hold it in our locker. I already have 45 pumpkin buckets.

    October 8, 2012

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Great..I will bring a bin on Friday and we can put in some stuff from the closet like the old crayons etc. and I think there is extra play doh etc. I am trying to get activity kits from Half-Priced Books on Wed.
    Good thing I went down Sunday and put put stuff for they are on Spring Break this week so it should help!

    October 8, 2012

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    I am going to put together a Sunday Activity Bin for the UMOM workers to take out on Sundays for the children to have something to do. On Sundays the families are not allowed to leave and are there all day. Any donations of paper, playdoh, crafts etc. would be appreciated.

    October 8, 2012

    • Sue

      Sure - count me in. I'll bring craft things...

      October 8, 2012

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