Women’s Service Day is approaching fast and the planning team is finalizing the volunteer assignments. Registered participants will receive their specific assignments via e-mail after September 28. Meanwhile, we’d like to share with you some logistical details.
As we mentioned previously, we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary with a focus on neighborhood revitalization and an opportunity to create “pride of place” in the City of Holland. Women’s Service Day, Good Samaritan Ministries, and New Community/Fourth Reformed Church are working side-by-side with Holland’s Westcore neighbors to turn a vacant house at 253 West 15th Street into a neighborhood center called Nuestra Casa/The Gathering Place.
Activities planned for October 6 will range from on-site and off-site tasks in support of Nuestra Casa/The Gathering Place, projects within the neighborhood, and assignments at local nonprofit agencies who have come to depend on our annual event.
Our lunch celebration will be held from 11:45 to 1 p.m. at Hope Church, centrally located at 77 West Eleventh Street in Holland (between River and Pine Avenues, just south of downtown Holland and west of Centennial Park). We are requesting a cash lunch donation of $5.00, to be collected upon arrival at the church.
We’ll also be holding a silent auction and raffle during lunch so bring your checkbook!
And, we’ll collect your new or gently used Spanish, English, and bilingual children’s book donations for Nuestra Casa/The Gathering Place.
If you have a last-minute change in plans (sickness, business crisis, etc.) and are unable to participate—or just need directions—please contact us via e-mail as soon as possible.