2018 Day of Service – Community Event

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Date(s) - Monday, January 15, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Glen Mar United Methodist Church


2018 Day of Service - Community Event

Our fourth annual Day of Service will be hosted by Glen Mar Church, Ames Memorial UMC and St. John Baptist Church. Join us for family-oriented, short-term hands-on service opportunities that will make a positive difference in our community. This event will be conducted at Glen Mar Church and several off-site locations. Volunteering only requires compassion, a willingness to help, and a caring attitude. We are expecting a good turnout. All ages are welcome. Volunteering with family and friends sets positive examples by helping other people and serving the world. So, come for one hour or come for the day!

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018 (MLK Jr. Day)
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM: orientation: 8:30 to 9:00 AM, activities: 9:00 to 4:00, closing: 4:00 to 4:30 PM
Cost: The event is FREE and open to the public
What: Family friendly short-term service activities for ages 5 to 105 years old
Free Childcare: From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for 1 to 4-year old
Where: Glen Mar Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043; Phone: 410-465-4995
Community Service Hours: are available upon request at the sign-in table
Lunch: Pizza and bottled water can be ordered at the sign-in table for $5.00
URL: http://glenmarumc.org/gmcevents/dayofservice/
Planned Activities for 5 years old and up:
• Packaging meals for the hungry (Goal: 90,000 meals)
• Decorating cookies for inner city school teachers (Goal: 36 dozen cookies)
• Writing letters and drawing pictures for service members and others (Goal: 500 letters)
• Making spiritual bracelets for those in need of love and grace (Goal: 3,000 bracelets)
• Making no-sew blankets for students at The Board of Child Care (Goal: 30 blankets)

Planned Activities for 8 years old and up:
• Sewing pillow cases for people during a hospital stay (Goal: 60 pillow cases)
• Making jump ropes out of clean old T-shirts for school children (Goal: 60 jump ropes)
• Making fishing kits for children (Goal: 200 fishing kits)
• Assembling health care kits for children (Goal: 60 health kits)
• Knitting for those recovering from an illness
• Making Tic-Tac-Toe kits and flannel Teddy Bears for school children

Planned Activities for Any Age:
• On-site food collection for the Sandtown community in Baltimore: non-perishable food items
• Clothes collection for homeless (Sandtown area): coats, hats, socks, gloves, and blankets
• Collecting gently used shoes for those in need of footwear: any size
• Health screening for 16 years old and up (BMI & blood pressure screening, & pre-diabetes risk assessment)

Planned Off-site Activities for 8th graders and up:
• Several all-day off-site activities (meet at 8:30 am, bring a bag lunch and two water bottles)
• Food collection at grocery stores, general home repairs, and sorting of donations