Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blogging for Fair Havens, 8: And That's a Wrap for Me - But the Mission Continues.....

This is my last post for today. i'm heading out ... but Jimmy and the Fair Havens staff and volunteers are here for the entire day. PLEASE come out and show your support.

Just had a visit from KMID-TV, Big 2 ... so look for Jimmy on their news broadcast this evening.

The group Seperate Peace is here, setting-up ... so look forward to enjoying some music - along with some lemonade - when you come to visit.

One last note ... this isn't just about FUND raising ... it's also about raising AWARENESS, COMMITMENT and SERVICE. See below for some suggestions on how you or yor organization can get involved in Fair Havens and its mission.

Midland Fair Havens equips single mothers and their children for self-sufficient living by addressing their educational, vocational, spiritual, and emotional needs in residential and non-residential settings.

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
You are not limited to the following options. If you have a special talent or skill that our residents would enjoy and/or can benefit from, we encourage you to please share it!
Reading Program: Read to the children - or have children read to you - on Monday nights at our facility.
Computer Lab: Provide supervision, guidance and tutoring for children and adults who use our computer lab.
Music: Provide music on Monday nights or music lessons for the residents.
Tutoring: Provide after-school tutoring for children and adults at our facility.
Life Skills Instructor: Budgeting, resume' writing, teaching job interview skills, parenting, nutrition, Bible studies.
Speaker's Bureau: Speaking to congregations, civic groups, schools, volunteer fairs.
Facility Support: Electricians, plumbers, painters, make ready, computer techs.
Office Support: Clerical and data entry support.

Volunteer Opportunities for Groups
Here are a few ideas for your club, organization or church group to consider:
Sponsor a drive or host a fundraiser: Diapers, wet wipes, paper goods, disposable razors, children’s socks and underwear, soap, twin sheets, twin mattress covers, twin quilts/coverlets/comforters, towels, full size shampoo/conditioner, detergent/fabric softener, and household items are always needed.
Warehouse Warriors: Assist with sorting and/or organizing our donations in the storeroom.
Maintenance: Carpet cleaning, power wash siding and stairwells, minor repairs.
Provide Meals: Provide meals for the families.

You are invited to learn more about Midland Fair Havens, and then consider joining them in this life-changing work.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Midland Fair Havens.
CLIC HERE to make a contribution to Midland Fair Havens.

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