Volunteers & Donations needed for Denver Santa Claus Shop: The Denver Santa Claus Shop has the mission of "A Toy for Every Girl and Boy", and they need your help! The Denver Santa Claus Shop is in need of toy donations (especially Barbies - new or gently used/loved) and other dolls (please no stuffed animals). Donations can be dropped off at metro Denver Mattress November 10 to December 11, or you can bring them with you when you volunteer.
December – 3rd, 5th, 10th, & 12th
From 4:30 to 7:00 pm - dinner and drink will be served
DECORATING AND SORTING
December 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Donuts, bagels, juice, snacks & lunch will be served. There will be 3 shifts for larger groups of 5 or more to control nos. of volunteers working at one time. Shifts are 9:00 to 11:00 or 11:00 to 1:00 or 1:00 to 3:00 let me know which 2-hour shift you would like.
SHELF STOCKING AND CLEAN-UP
December – 13th, 14th, & 16th - 2:30 to 3:30 pm
December 17th - 2:30 to 4:30 pm just clean up
WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US
To join any of the pre-shop festivities, we request that you contact Lynn Stambaugh by email firstname.lastname@example.org or at 720-312-4592 to sign-up for a spot. To learn more about the Denver Santa Claus Shop go to http://www.denversantaclausshop.org/
Snow Busters: Make a difference in the life of an elderly person or a person with disabilities who needs a little help with shoveling after a snowfall. All you need is a shovel and the willingness to help. The Aurora Volunteer Center pairs Snow Busters volunteers with people who live near them, have limited financial resources, and are elderly or have disabilities. For more information, call 303-739-7759, contact the Aurora Volunteer Center at email@example.com or visit https://www.auroragov.org/LivingHere/GivingBack/SnowBusters/index.htm. Minimum age to volunteer is 14.
Family Study: CSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies is seeking volunteers for a new study investigating the importance of family relationships for teen’s health, in the hopes of supporting optimal adolescent development. You are eligible to participate in this study if your family:
* Has two parents (married or living together) in the home, AND
* Your family has at least one child between 10 and 14 years of age, AND
* Your family is willing and able to travel to CSU's campus for one, two-hour meeting
This community service activity will allow girls to give back by participating in science to help us learn about how to promote optimal teen development. In addition, it will help girls learn about social science methods. Girls and families are welcome to copies of the results if they are interested. If you and your family participate, you can earn up to $80. For more information, call (970)491-5129 or email chhs-hdfs_Family_lab@mail.colostate.edu. Please call or email with any questions – we really want to learn about families just like yours!
Primary investigator: Dr. Rachel Lucas-Thompson; study title: Family Relationships in Early Adolescence. This study (protocol id: 13-4095H) has been approved by the CSU IRB.
ShoeBox Recycling - Looking for a fun service idea for your girls? ShoeBox Recycling works with individuals and groups to gather gently worn shoes for re-use. It can also be a money-earning activity for troops. Contact Sandy Newfield at ShoeBox Recycling - Sandy@shoeboxrecycling.com - 508-326-1877 or visit them online for more information about this opportunity - www.shoeboxrecycling.com
14th Annual Teddy Bear Project - 9/1/2013 through 11/25/2013 - The Child Rescue Foundation, Inc. is sponsoring their Annual Teddy Bear Project Drive. Collect, tag, and donate new or slightly loved plush animals for kids in crisis. For more information on this great event, please visit their website: http://cr-foundation.org/wordpress1/annual-calender/tbp-teddy-bear-project/
Audio Recording of Girl Scout Materials - Girl Scouts of Colorado is looking for volunteers, girls or adults, to help create audio recordings of the Girl Scout Program Materials for visually impaired Girl Scout members. If you are interested in this project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with RISE Early Literacy Program - Center for Hearing Speech and Language is a non-profit located in Denver, CO. One of the departments within the Center, called RISE, works with underprivileged toddlers to give them a chance at literacy. RISE is a free language and literacy program that supplements preschool curriculum working with children living in inner city public housing. We are looking for volunteers to help either leading the RISE sessions at the different sites as well as reading buddies to children ages 3-5 in our program. Please visit there website for more information http://www.chsl.org/rise.php.
Project C.U.R.E.: Kits for Kids - The Kits for Kids program supplies families in the developing world with common "medicine cabinet" items. Everyday supplies that we find in U.S. households like bar soap, antibiotic ointment, and bandages are very rarely found in clinics or homes in the developing world and can make a world of difference. You can send Kits for Kids to clinics and households all around the world in five easy steps:
1. Fill out the Kits for Kids Request Form (Click here to begin Step 1)
2. Gather people: This might be your troop or anyone else who might want to take part in the program
3. Gather stuff: Collect at least 10 items from the Kits for Kids list on the website http://www.projectcure.org/programs/kidskits
4. Fill bags: Please include your name card and $5 donation in each Kit
5. Drop bags: Please take completed Kits for Kids to our Centennial warehouse at 10377 E. Geddes Ave, Ste. 200 Centennial, CO 80112
Here are more resources to help with your Kits for Kids Project:
1. A manual with details about tying the project to the Girl Scout Global Action Award and specific drop off points for 2013-2014 in Colorado.
2. One Girl Scout’s Silver Award Project about why Kits for Kids is so important.
3. More tips from a Girl Scout about how to have a successful Kit for Kids experience.
No time?: If you would like to make a direct donation to the program text kidskits to 20222
For more information, please email Megan at email@example.com
Inter-Faith Community Services - Inter-Faith Community Services provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people using community resources. Inter-Faith fosters self-sufficiency and respects the dignity of each client. Inter-Faith serves the people of Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan and unincorporated Arapahoe County. Our largest need at Inter-Faith is food, clothing and financial support. Volunteer opportunities at Inter-Faith Community Services are mainly focused on collecting donations for our client’s needs.
NONPROFIT FINDER - Looking for a kid or family-friendly service project at your favorite non-profit? Need to know who best to contact at your favorite organization? Here is a great resource from the Young Philanthropists Foundation that may help point you in the right direction. Also, are you curious about how best to create a meaningful service project? Here is a great brochure on the subject, also provided by YPF.