The Social Service Committee is planning its entire year of projects so that BWC membership can plan ahead and get involved. Most of our projects are drives and contributions, but if anyone wants to get involved in volunteering time, please get in touch with Barbara Michael-Jones. Contact info for Barbara is at the bottom of the page. The yearly projects will be updated when the information is available.
September: We will hold a Baby Supplies drive for the YMCA Family Shelter. This shelter serves 50 families, many with single moms. They have lots of children under the age of 5. Items needed include bottles, sippy cups, baby powder, baby lotion, wipes and diapers (all sizes). Casey Konrad is our contact there and has emailed this list of needs for the children. Please bring your donations to our Sept. 20th meeting at Camelot Cellars, OR deliver to Barbara Michael-Jones by September 23rd to the address at the bottom of the page.
November: We have to opportunity to volunteer at the Shop Hop benefitting DARN between 10-5 on Nov. 12. BWC members provided over 200 desserts for this event. The organization was appreciative of our support!
December: We are collecting hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for the ladies of The Well. We are also collecting $10 gift cards to donate to The Well and The YMCA Family Shelter. Items should be delivered at the Holiday Mix and Mingle event on December 13th or to Dinah O’Dell by December 15th.
January: We will be collecting the smaller fuzzy blankets and fuzzy socks for ladies at The Well. It has been reported to us that some of these ladies do’t have reliable heat during the cold winter months, making these items important to their comfort.
Ongoing: Juvenile Court Boutique is in need of winter coats (gently used or new) and underwear (new).
Ongoing: Magazines and Paperback books to be sent to Operation Buckeye to send to soldiers overseas. Drop off: Jennifer Lee.
Ongoing: Our contact at “The Well,” The Salvation Army’s drop in center for women who have been sexually exploited, is Brittney Barker, 614-221-6561. We can provide food or snacks for 20 to 25 women and one person drops it off at headquarters on Main Street. Please contact Barb Michael-Jones if you are willing to contact Brittney and set up this food drive.
Thanks for all of your generosity this year!
Committee Members and Contact Information
Barbara Michael-Jones, chair
1005 Chelsea Ave.
|Jennifer Lee 2438 Plymouth Avenue (between Cassady and Dawson)|