Reminders for Volunteers Serving October 1

Building walls at Habitat for Humanity RestoreWomen’s Service Day is approaching fast and the planning team is finalizing details. Registered participants should have received their crew information by now. Meanwhile, we’d like to remind you of some logistics.

Activities planned for October 1 will range from several crew assignments in support of renovation projects at Pathways MI, to tasks at local nonprofit agencies who have come to depend on our annual event. (Read more about where we’re making a difference.) Morning crews will begin at 8:30 a.m. and afternoon crews will start right after lunch, between 1:15 and 1:30.

Our lunch celebration will be 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.)

During lunch we’ll hold two raffles for items donated by local artisans and businesses, designated by red and white tickets:

  • Red Raffle Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $12
  • White Raffle Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25

Check out the slide show of raffle items, and remember to bring either cash or your checkbook! Proceeds will help support continuing renovation work at Pathways MI, with some portion covering minor event costs..

For our donation drive, we’ll be collecting items to fill welcome baskets for women coming from shelter, rehab, or re-entry programs to independent living at one of two homes run by My House Ministry in Holland. Please see the full list of needed supplies in this blog post.

Finally, remember to dress for the weather and the tasks you’re assigned: work gloves, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and bottled water are suggested items you may want to consider. Although the forecast for Thursday looks fabulous, we know how Michigan weather goes! Our plan to do everything possible, rain or shine!

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.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ and Twitter! You can also follow the day through photos and updates on Twitter (@womenserviceday) and tweet your own experiences, too, using the hashtag #WSDHolland.

Looking forward to serving with you on October 1!

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