Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Minutes, March 29

***This weekend's project: "Chester Haiti Relief Day"
We will be in the William Penn Community Center. This will start at around 9:45 to around 1 pm and we will be taking donations and sorting them. If you are interested, email Rebekah since we are planning on sharing a ride with the Environmental Justice group.

***Smoothies for Polio Parlor Party: Thursday April 22 (Shane Lounge is free)
-This coming Sunday we need to go to Genuardi's at 7pm to look at food prices (Renu and Julio said they could come)
-Next Monday at 10pm we need to present the proposal at the SAC meeting
-We need to make a flier about the event
-We also need to pick up food the day before or day of the party

***Ride the Tide Activities Fair: Thursday April 15
-We need to make a poster?
-We need to get candy to entice prospective students to sign our mailing list

***Fun Fair: Sunday April 18
-We need to make fliers to put around campus by the end of next week
-We might be helping the Delaware Literacy Council table at the fair

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Minutes, March 22

This Saturday we are working with Philabundance. We will meet at Parrish Circle at 8am, and be back by around 11:30.

Here is more info about the Center we will be working at:

"The Community Food Center (CFC) is a choice food pantry in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Community Service (MOCS) and St. Joe’s University. At the Community Food Center, customers choose what they like from a wide variety of (free) items, including dry goods, refrigerated and frozen items, fresh dairy, produce and bread. The Community Food Center is different from traditional food pantries; traditionally, pantries will give out prepared bags or boxes to an individual once a month. The box/bag will contain foods that are chosen by the pantry without regard for an individual’s religious or dietary concerns. Often, traditional pantries will have many restrictions on who can receive food assistance based on zip code or income requirements, requiring clients to provide documentation. We are excited to be the first choice food pantry in Philadelphia and showcase a choice model focused on customer service and providing easy access for people to receive assistance."

Monday, March 22, 2010

Books Through Bars

Here are some pictures from our Books Through Bars Activity on Saturday, March 20.
We were able to help by reading letters from prisoners and then personally picking books that matched their requests.

First we packaged books that other volunteers had already picked out:

Then we got to select books ourselves for a letter in their huge library of donated books:

All of the books that were selected and wrapped by the end of the morning!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Minutes, March 15

This Saturday we're going to be working with Books Through Bars.

We only have around three more weekends for projects, and then we have the fun fair, our polio project, and a day where we will make baked goods to take to the Ronald McDonald house.