We’re looking forward to serving women and children in our community with you on October 1! By now, registered volunteers should have received an e-mail with the details for their assignment. If you did not get an e-mail, please contact us.
For morning assignments, plan to arrive at your work site at 8:30 a.m.; afternoon assignments will begin after lunch adjourns, between 1:15 and 1:30. Dress for the weather, as we’ll do everything possible rain or shine! (Our weather luck has been mostly good for 13 years, but you never know!)
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 request a minimum of $5.00 for lunch, an amount that has remained steady for over ten years. Any additional dollars you can give will help defray continuing increases in food prices! (Cash will be collected upon arrival at the church.)
We’ll also have a raffle of wonderful handmade items and fabulous donations from local businesses during lunch. Proceeds will help support continuing renovation work at Pathways MI, with some portion covering minor event costs. Bring your checkbook and your generosity!
During lunch, we’ll also be collecting donations for welcome baskets at My House Ministry, a transitional housing program for women. Women coming from shelters and other programs simply cannot afford safe and stable housing. Welcome baskets with personal and household supplies provide a way to help residents get on their own two feet when they arrive at My House Ministry.
You can follow the day through photos and updates on Twitter (@womenserviceday) and tweet your own experiences, too, using the hashtag #WSDHolland.
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.