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Hunger & Homelessness, International Service
Homeless, Military/Veterans, People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:11+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

2019 Day of Service

 

A range of family-friendly service opportunities for ages 5 to 105 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Glen Mar Church. The activities help with food security, community development, public health, and support the morale of service members. There will be 18 on-site and a couple of off-site activities. Free child care is available from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Partnership and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available. So, come for one hour or come for the day.

 

Planned Activities for 5 years old and up:

  • Packaging meals for the hungry (Goal: 100,000 meals)
  • Decorating cookies for inner city school teachers (Goal: 40 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: 3,600 bracelets)
  • Making no-sew blankets for students at The Board of Child Care (Goal: 45 blankets)

 

Planned Activities for 8 years old and up:

  • Sewing pillow cases for people during a hospital stay (Goal: 65 pillow cases)
  • Making jump ropes out of clean old T-shirts for school children (Goal: 200 jump ropes)
  • Making fishing kits and pony bead kits for children (Goal: 200 fishing kits and 250 pony bead kits)
  • Assembling health care kits for children (Goal: 100 health kits)
  • Knitting for those recovering from an illness
  • Making Tic-Tac-Toe kits and flannel Teddy Bears for school children (400 kits and 200 bear patterns)

 

Planned Activities for Any Age:

  • On-site food collection for the Sandtown community in Baltimore: non-perishable food items
  • On-site clothes collection for homeless (Sandtown area): coats, hats, socks, gloves, and blankets
  • On-site collection of gently used shoes for those in need of footwear: any size (Goal: 200 pairs of shoes)
  • 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 church at 8:30 am, bring a bag lunch and two water bottles)

 

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6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046 
410-715-3172