Women’s Service Day 2013, now in its twelfth year, continues to extend its reach in making a difference for women and children in the Holland area. Join this growing movement (we’re nearly 150 women strong) by participating in Women’s Service Day on Thursday, October 3.
In addition to volunteering at a number of nonprofit agencies in Holland, we’ll continue our work at the Nuestra Casa neighborhood center in Westcore neighborhood. If you’re interested in being a part of this challenge, it’s time to sign up!
How to Register
Capacity is limited and you must register (first-registered, first-served) before the event to participate. Complete this online form by August 30 to volunteer for a morning session, afternoon session, or both. You’ll receive confirmation that we’ve received your information, and you’ll be on an email distribution list for future event communications.
What to Expect on October 3
For a morning or all-day session, plan to arrive at a worksite in Holland (we’ll let you know where) at 8:30 a.m. For an afternoon session, plan to arrive at Hope Church by noon, where we’ll gather for a celebration lunch (for which we ask a $5 donation). We’ll hold a raffle and a silent auction for handmade items donated by talented women from West Michigan—so bring your checkbook! Proceeds will cover minor event costs, and the majority will support renovation of Nuestra Casa. (If you’re interested in donating an item to the raffle and silent auction, please contact the Women’s Service Day Planning Committee.)
New This Year!
Do gift registries make your shopping easier? We think so! For our donation drive, we’ll offer participants an easy way to help equip Nuestra Casa with necessities for its educational, social, and community programs. More information coming soon.
Watch for additional details about our event, including our fundraising silent auction and raffle, in future communications and on our website. Thank you for your willingness to help!
Tell Your Friends!
Please help us expand our community network by inviting your sisters, friends, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, partners, and colleagues (aged 18 and older, please). Don’t forget the women in your book club, knitting group, and project teams who want to make a difference in their community! You can ask them to subscribe to our mailing list, or share via Facebook and Twitter (#WSDHolland) to let them know you’d like them to register for Women’s Service Day. You can also send their email addresses to the Women’s Service Day Planning Committee and we’ll add them to our mailing list.
About Women’s Service Day
Women’s Service Day originated from the spirit of giving among a group of women who recruited their friends and colleagues to help build a home for a single mom. It’s an opportunity for you to offer your time, skills, and talent to nonprofit organizations in the Holland/Zeeland area, to increase awareness of issues for area women and children, and to network among women in our community who want to make a difference.
In the past, we’ve cleaned and organized, painted and finished, landscaped and weeded, cooked and baked, washed windows, assembled lesson plans and materials, organized and led after-school activities for middle school girls, made cards for families with loved ones who are terminally ill or living in nursing facilities, and wielded power tools for construction.