Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Volunteer Job Openings - August/September

Want to help? Here are a few volunteer job openings we are currently in desperate need of.

Food Drive Coordinators (Unlimited Openings)

Thanksgiving and Christmas are not the only times of the year food drives are needed. People are in need of food year round. But many do not think about this volunteering opportunity during the summer. LCS can provide you with step by step instructions on ideas of how to hold a food drive, or you can get creative and come up with ideas of your own.  Ask your church, schools, employers, boy scouts/girl scouts, community center, book club, family and friends to get involved. 

Food Drives are also an excellent way for high school students to earn their volunteer hours. They learn all about team work, time management, marketing, community and so much more. Every hour they put into planning, meeting and executing their food drive counts as volunteer hours. This has proven to be a very successful volunteer activity for both the students and LCS!

If you would be interested in coordinating a food drive, large or small, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Cher Frampton at (302) 654-8886, ext 107 or cframpton@lcsde.org

Team Captains for Hunger Walk Run (Unlimited Openings)

Yes! What would a post be right now without reminding you that we still need more Captains to organize walk/run teams for our 21st Annual Hunger Walk/Run being held on September 15th at Rockford Park in Wilmington. You can find out more information on our website at www.lcsde.org. You can even pre-register on-line! It's really easy!! Contact Heather Teig at hteig@lcsde.org or call (302) 654-8886 with questions. Don't forget that we are holding a food drive that day too, so bring your canned goods! 

Of course we are always in need for other volunteers across the entire organization. But these are the current acute needs that we have right this moment.  Even if these positions are not something you can do, but you know someone you think might be able to do them, pass this blog post along. We would be ever so grateful!

Cher Frampton
Volunteer Coordinator

Monday, August 13, 2012

News You Can Use

News You Can Use - Prepared by Steve Tindall
For Your Church Newsletter
From Lutheran Community Services                  September 2012

Editors: This information is prepared for church newsletter editors, secretaries and pastors. Your help in getting the word out is appreciated and will help LCS achieve its mission of “Sharing God’s blessings by helping others in need.” Comments about timing or content are welcome. Contact Steve Tindall (stindall@lcsde.org). 302 654 8886.

21stAnnual Hunger Walk Run September 15!

On Saturday September 15, LCS will hold its 21st Annual Hunger Walk Run in Wilmington’s Rockford Park. 100% of the funds raised go to buy food that LCS distributes to low income people at 12 separate locations. We had a 19% increase in food clients last year, so the Walk Run as a fundraiser is more important than ever. The main event is the 5K Walk Run, but for those not up to the distance, we have a 1-mile, shaded, in the park walk and a wheelchair course. Then for youth, there is a competitive 5k run. These options are outlined on the registration form, which is attached.

This year we are putting a major emphasis on ON-LINE REGISTRATION.  Just go to our website and you’ll see the Walk Run button on our home page (www.lcsde.org). Pre-registration on-line is accurate, time saving, and easy-to-do. We hope as many people as possible take advantage of it. If you have questions about on-line registration and/or payment on-line, contact Heather at LCS at 654 8886 x100. A couple of other notes… If you would like to volunteer to help out at the Walk Run, contact LCS Volunteer Coordinator Cher Frampton at 654 8886 x107.  Keep in mind that the Walk Run is a food drive too, and that all food gifts will be immediately taken to our pantries.

Helping DisAbled People

For several years, LCS has been helping disabled folks by providing valuable work/people skills and as a result some successfully transition back into the workforce. This is a program that we quietly work on with a limited number of clients but it gets a lot of attention. Recently we got a letter from one of the companies that refers disabled volunteers to us – Training for Results – about how pleased they were with the relationship:

“We have placed numerous volunteers in a variety of community based settings, and I must say that the program implemented by Cher at LCS is by far the best. When volunteers are placed with LCS they immediately feel they are donating their time to a first-rate organization.” - Tanya Powell , Training for Results