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Volunteers Needed


The Laurel Center - Rubbermaid Sale

The Laurel Center is looking for volunteers to help with their Rubbermaid Sale. The details are as follows:

Rubbermaid Sale – April 28, 6:15 – 12:30, Belk parking lot.  Shifts and duties are:

  1. 6:15 – 7:45 am – setup, unloading trucks, pricing, must be able to lift at least 25 pounds (need 10-12)
  2. 7:30 – 10 am – Answering price questions, writing tickets, help moving items (need 9)
  3. 10 am – 12:30 pm - Answering price questions, writing tickets, help moving items, end of sale clean-up (need 10-12)

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Cindy Marzullo at (540) 667-6160 or email her at c.marzullo@thelaurelcenter.org.


Shoe Drive Advocate

Soles4Souls | https://soles4souls.org/

By hosting a shoe drive you can create community engagement, provide new opportunities for those in need AND give back to the environment. All you have to do is rally everyone you know to clean out their closets and donate their used shoes. You will pick them up from them or have places for them to drop-off. We have branded S4S boxes you are welcome to use and place (with the place’s permission) at your office, church, library, school, local business, grocery store, etc. When you finish collecting, you will bring them to the Soles4Souls Regional Donation Center in Richmond, VA. At this point you have completed your drive.

If you would like to volunteer additionally and help process the shoes in the warehouse, you can do this with or without doing a drive. You can invest as much time or as little time into your drive. We will write you a service letter if needed. Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. It’s estimated that 21 billion pounds of textile waste is dumped in landfills every year. That makes up more than 5% of all municipal waste generated every year. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has diverted 23.8 million pounds of shoes and clothes from landfills and instead created meaningful economic opportunities and helped provide new shoes for those in need around the globe. Gently-worn shoes collected help individuals start and sustain small businesses to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Here is the impact an entrepreneur can make with the sale of 1, 20 or 30 pairs of shoes: 1 pair of shoes can provide 5 meals for Marie-Ange and her family in Haiti, 20 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of shelter for Ginette and her family in Haiti and 30 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of schooling for Tracy’s daughter in Honduras. 

If interested please visit the website shown above.


Urgent Volunteer Request

Faith in Action needs volunteer drivers to transport clients to and from Doctor Appointments and lifesaving medical treatments such as dialysis. There current driver pool is low and they have recently lost 3 drivers and need to replace them quickly. If you have a heart for volunteering please contact Mike Garcia to see how you can make a difference in our community.

Transport Description

Our volunteers transport patients in the local area to and from medical appointments.  Our operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with rare exceptions. Volunteers can select which transports they want to drive, if any, from a list that is sent out weekly. Drivers will use their own personal vehicles for these transports, and all of our clients are ambulatory.  Volunteer in processing is done through the Valley Health Volunteer Services office at Winchester Medical Center.

For more information please contact:

Mike Garcia
FAITH in ACTION
301 North Cameron Street First Floor
Winchester, VA  22601
540-536-1006
FAX: 540-536-0192

 


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