Feb 2016 Service Opportunities

Blood Drive February 19th

Give the gift of life!  The Carter Blood Mobile bus will be at the church on Sunday to receive your donations.  Contact Sara Miskimins (smisk@verizon.net) to reserve a specific time slot.  Walk ups are also welcome.  Check in at the Community Service table.

North TX Food Bank

Join other Unitarians, bring family and friends (10 years & older) and have exercise and fun while you make a big impact on getting food out into our community where it’s most needed. Wednesday Feb. 1; and Saturday, Feb. 18,  1:00 to 3:30 pm.  March dates are also the 1st and the 18th. 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd.  Wear close-toe shoes.  To sign up contact Susan Thrower at susan.thrower@gmail.com.

White Rock Lake Shoreline Spruce-Up

Always the second Saturday of the month – February 11 this month. We are having a “deep clean” this month!  The shoreline vegetation has died back, exposing litter that was not previously visible or reachable.  We want to get it removed before the spring growth returns. Enjoy the morning beauty of the lake by joining fellow UUs as we spruce up our adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake.  Meet in the parking lot south of Fisher and West Lawther at 8:30 am.  We provide the trash bags, gloves and reach-it tools.  All ages welcome. Contact Skip Leavitt for additional info at sleavitt52@gmail.com

Reading Partners

Help improve students reading skills who are reading 6 months to 2.5 years below grade level. Volunteers work 1 on 1 with DISD students for 45 minutes twice a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum.  Reading Partners works with 19 different DISD schools, supporting students from low-income communities. Contact Brian Mumey for additional info 214-766-8511 or tbmumey@pobpx.com.

CitySquare Thrift Store

On the 3rd Saturday each month, help prepare donated items for sale and help make store ready for customers at 1213 N. Washington.  Feb. 18, 10:15am – 12:15pm.  With parents, children 10 and over are welcome.  Contact Kat Krone for additional info at katkrone@att.net

CitySquare Food Pantry

Be a grocer the second Tuesday of each month for a few hours by helping distribute food to our neighbors in need.  Some lifting and reaching required. Feb 14th from 1-4pm at 1610 S. Malcom X Blvd. Contact Patty Raggio for additional info at patty.raggio@gmail.com.

COMING IN MARCH

Durable Medical Equipment drive benefitting DME exchange.  An opportunity to donate medical equipment that you are storing and no longer need or want.  DME Exchange sanitizes the equipment and donates it to those in need free of charge.  Examples of needed items:  wheelchairs/scooters, walkers, canes, bedside equipment, crutches, shower chairs & shower transfer chairs.  Watch for more details in early March!