The Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore has donated $900.00 towards 100 local kits. This is a great opportunity to follow up with a hands on service project.
What you need to know about volunteering:
Volunteers just show up, sign in and introduce themselves, and answer a few questions so they can determine where to put you to work. They then lead you to an area and have another volunteer show you what to do. People can arrive any time between 8:30 a.m. (help set up the tables and chairs) and 4:00 (take down starts about 3:30). You do not have to stay the whole day. You stay only as long as you want or have time for. You can switch stations if you can do the task. You are encouraged to mingle, take breaks, chat, discuss any issues, etc. There is a potluck lunch at about 12:30. Usually they have too much food, so do not bring anything. The Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore, Service Committee, will bring a plater to the event. Renata is in charge of the kitchen and puts coffee on first thing.
There are tasks for people who sew and for those who do not:
People who sew - need regular and serger machines. I bring one of each and sometimes we have time to teach people how to do the tasks. Volunteers generally bring their own machines. It's a good idea to bring their own scissors and an extension cord (mark them) . We do have some extra replacement bobbins, thread, and needles. Most members bring their own or bring additional to add to our supply. Might want to bring a cushion for the chairs.
People who don't sew -
- measure and rip strips of flannel
- compile the shields for sewing
- pin one piece of flannel to another in long rows
- cut twill
- insert twill into bags
- fold liners
- stuff shields
- fold washcloths
- sort and pair underwear
- compile items for kits
- pack kits
- count - liners, shields, underwear, kits, soaps, washcloths, bags
- cut bags
- cut pockets
- unpack soap
- sort for international vs local distribution
- perform quality check
Everyone should dress comfortably. The hall starts out cool and then gets warmer. Gayle Manley is our co-lead; she will also be greeting, circulating, and co-ordinating.
We usually get anywhere from 30-50 volunteers per session. Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore volunteers are welcome to wear identifying clothing.
The Service Committee thanks you in advance for volunteering your valuable time.