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DETAILS BELOW: Mind the Gap - St. Louis - Home https://m.facebook.com/MindtheGapStLouis/?notif_t=page_fan¬if_id=1541923752119226&ref=m_notif ******************************************* Help out in your community by volunteering or donating. (PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY BEFORE SIGNING UP) We would like you to know that all donations are truly appreciated however the most important part of our weekly visits to these homeless people is the interaction and conversation. They have a voice that longs to be heard even if that is as far as it goes. Our homeless friends need to know that there are people out there that have not forgotten about them, that still care and want to help them in some way. DONATE: DRY GOODS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED (CANNED FOOD, SOUPS, PASTA, SNACKS, ETC.) SO PLEASE DONATE OR CONTACT THE EVENT HOST(S) FOR A DONATION PICKUP. THANK YOU! VOLUNTEER: COME OUT AND HELP OUR HOMELESS BROTHERS AND SISTERS by supplying them with food, water, and clean clothes on the streets of Downtown STL. Meet us at 7pm on the corner of Locust and 15th St. We will organize the carpool to hand out the supplies we have gathered. Safety first: We always stay together in groups, travel by car together, and have a good rapport with the people we help. We welcome your help. Please comment below and specify if you intend to bring any supplies, so we can make sure all the essentials are covered. Keep in mind that you are not obligated to bring supplies in order to participate. We are a loving group of people helping other people who are in need so please bring an open mind and an open heart. PLEASE CONTACT LeQuisha WITH ANY QUESTIONS. List of supplies that are always in demand (Listed in order of importance): • Water (bottled, gallon, etc.) • BLANKETS, sleeping bags, tents, tarps • Candles, flashlights, lanterns • Batteries (any size) • Propane (small green canisters), Propane (large white canisters) • Clothes, socks, underwear, shoes, boots, coats, jackets • Pre-packaged foods, pop-top canned goods, other non-perishable food items, snack food items • Soap, deodorant, baby wipes, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, towels •LOVE, COMPASSION, PRAYERS (we can never have too much) Volunteers are encouraged to reach out to local businesses for meal donations for our friends in need. Many restaurants and other businesses are happy to contribute. Also, volunteers have found success in conducting drives at church, work, etc. to acquire donations of supplies. ***Also, if you know of businesses/companies who are currently hiring for employment or job fairs please share this information on the discussion thread below.*** THANK YOU !!! **Remember, please update your RSVP if you can no longer join us.** Like us on Facebook: Mind the Gap - St. Louis - Home https://m.facebook.com/MindtheGapStLouis/?notif_t=page_fan¬if_id=1541923752119226&ref=m_notif *******************************************
Furry Friends Recovery is having a benefit at SqWires Restaurant & Annex!! We hope you join us in celebration of their organization's 5 Year Anniversary. Don't know what Furry Friends Recovery is? Time to find out and possibly help them in the future if you so feel the calling to. :) They are a pet therapy program specializing in providing educational and therapeutic support by connecting pet therapy teams for comfort, healing and wellness to people who experience developmental, emotional and traumatic challenges. Sounds fantastic!! You may also happen to know someone that could benefit from the support of this organization! Activities include: Raffle with a grand prize of $1,000 Light hors d'oeuvres Dessert Cash bar Silent auction Side games Therapy dog cuddles (the best) and music by Michael Schaerer. Your ticket includes admission to the event and entry into the raffle (do not need to be present at drawing to win). More information about FFR, including tickets to the benefit, can be found on the their website: furryfriendsrecovery.org. Tickets are $25.00 Your ticket includes admission to the event and entry into the raffle (do not need to be present at drawing to win). There is also a silent auction committee so if you know of any businesses that might like to donate some items for the silent auction, that would be helpful. Contact Sarah (event host for this) by messaging through Meetup. Thank you.
KEEN Sports is a recreational sports program for youth aged 5-21 with disabilities. Volunteers are paired one-on-one with a youth for fun sports activities, including shooting hoops, scoring soccer goals, or playing under our large multi-colored parachute. No prior experience or athletic skills is required. Check out a session in action at this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsyHO5Af898).
Come join KEEN to stretch, breath and learn Yoga poses. Volunteering for KEEN is fun and provides the opportunity for one-to-one work with some terrific kids and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities. As a KEEN volunteer, you will be paired one-on-one with a youth with a disability for fun yoga activities. You don't need any prior experience working with individuals who have disabilities - we'll train you on your first day of participation. You don't need to be athletic, either. Our athletes will love you just as you are! KEEN offers opportunities for occasional participation, regular involvement, or program leadership. KEEN Yoga sessions are held on Sundays from 3:00pm-4:15pm We also welcome volunteer groups for a one-time or ongoing volunteer experience!