"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bellringing -- Lt. Christopher White, 573-635-1975, option 1
We greatly value our volunteers who ring bells during our Red Kettle season (November and December). In 2014, we are striving for 100% volunteers so that all the possible proceeds can go to our community programs. Volunteer to ring bells as an individual or as a group. Plan now to be involved! Call today to get your name on the contact list for early choice of times.
Angel Tree Toy Shop- 573-635-1975, option 1
At Christmas we conduct a toy shop for needy children. Parents of these children sign up and through a process they are allowed to come in and pick two new toys for their children. We are always in need of groups to do toy drives. The demand for toys is always greater than the amount of toys that are donated, thus a large sum of money is spent buying toys for kids to make sure no one gets left out. Conduct a toy drive individually or as a group.
Center of Hope (Homeless Shelter)- Tyreka Brandon, 573-635-1975, Option 2
At Center of Hope, there is always something to do. Projects range from interior painting, landscaping, filing, sorting, answering phones, cleaning, or even teaching life skill classes or GED classes to the residents.
Family Thrift Store - 718 Michigan Ave. - Jeanne Brant, 573-635-1463
There is never a shortage of things to do at our Family Thrift Store. Projects range from sorting clothes to sweeping floors. This is a fun activity and can handle a large group of people. It is easy to see the fruits of your labor when working at our Family Thrift Stores.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Meals - Tyreka Brandon, 573-635-1975, Option 2
The Salvation Army serves a community meal at Center of Hope on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Volunteers are needed as well as donations of cookies, cakes, non-cream pies and turkeys, potatoes and other side dishes.