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"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bell Ringing - Captain Katie Harris-Smith (573) 442-3229, ext. 227
We greatly value our volunteers who ring bells during our Red Kettle season (November and December). In 2015, 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 Drive - Major Beth Trimmell (573) 442-3229
At Christmas we conduct a toy shop for children in need. 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. You will be glad you did!
Harbor House - Brenda Stanek, Shelter Director (573) 442-1984
At Harbor House there is always something to do. Projects range from interior painting, landscaping, filing, sorting, answering the phone, cleaning the shed, or even teaching basic computer classes to the residents.
Food Drives - Major Beth Trimmell 573) 442-3229, Ext. 235 (Food Pantry)
All year long we provide food to people who are in need. We are looking for groups to have food drives. This is an all year long need -- anytime you could work this in your schedule would be appreciated. Major items that are needed include canned vegetables (corn, green beans, peas), pasta, rice, and peanut butter. This can be lots of fun! Make it a Party!
Family Thrift Stores -- Visit with our Thrift Store Team Leader, Robert Wells:
Parkade Store, (573) 449-5202
Walnut Store, (573) 443-2786
There is never a shortage of things to do at our 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 one of your two Thrift Stores.
Community Service Volunteers
Community service workers can volunteer at either Family Thrift Stores on a space available basis. Please be advised that young adults/children have to be at least 18 years of age to perform community service at our Family Thrift Stores. There are limited opportunities for community service at the West Ash Street Community and Worship Center. Please call our Family Thrift Store Team Leaders noted above for space available community service opportunities.
The Toy Shop, (December) - Major Beth Trimmell (573) 442-3229
The Salvation Army needs Volunteers to bag up the toys for the children. Restocking and organizing the toy tables are other necessary duties associated with The Toy Shop minstry.