Monday, May 20, 2013

News You Can Use June 2013

For Your Church Newsletter
From Lutheran Community Services   Prepared by - Steve Tindall                     
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 ( 302 654 8886.

Home Repair Specialists Sought

LCS is looking for one or more part-time Home Repair Specialists who would join the staff of the LCS HOME Program – Home Oriented Maintenance for the Elderly. This program provides modest home repairs for senior and disabled citizens. LCS Home Repair Specialists receive compensation based on a realistic hourly rate. The types of jobs they do include fixing windows and doors, repairing steps and railings, and other jobs that will help clients stay independent in their homes – which is what most prefer. Candidates will be required to pass a background check. The HOME program serves a vulnerable population and is very much appreciated by them. If you are interested, contact: Sandy Betley or 302 654 8886, x101.

Friends School Helps LCS

LCS has been expanding its outreach to area schools and in the process creating some wonderful success stories. An email from a teacher who recently visited and volunteered with a group of students said, “I am completely overwhelmed by the experience our students had yesterday. During our debriefing session, many shared stories of the people they helped and of their desire to do more for others. This is exactly the type of service experience we have been looking for – putting a face to hunger. One student remarked: ‘I was moved and surprised by the fact that someone could have a college education and find themselves homeless. How does that happen?’ The kids were definitely changed by their experience. This could not happen without your selfless donation of time and organization, as well as your motivation to raise awareness of the number of people in need. Thank you for all of your tireless work.”

St. Philips Adds to LCS Board

Nancy Zinnato of St. Philips has joined the LCS Board of Trustees. Nancy is a tireless worker for mission, and has had an instrumental role in the start-up and continuing operation of the St. Philips food distributions.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Summer 2013 Volunteer Job Openings

Wordle: FoodCloudCher Here are a few volunteer opportunities that we currently have open. Please contact Cher Frampton at (302) 654-8886, ext 107 or cframpton @ if you are interested in any of these openings.

Attention Students!
Openings for the 2013 Summer Season is upon us and space in our St. Stephen's pantry is very limited. If you are interested in volunteering give Volunteer Coordinator Cher Frampton a call today! (302) 654-8886, 107 or email at Students 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult to your intake interview. 

Financial Counselor
Our Faith Center located on Walnut Street in Wilmington is in search of a part-time financial counselor. Position is to work with clients who are receiving housing or utility assistance to get some financial training and possibly work in partnership with other organizations who also provide such training. This position could be anywhere from one to three days a week. This is a new position and is still in the development stage. We will try to work with you and your schedule to meet client needs. Interested parties may contact Cher Frampton (302) 654-8886 x 107.

Movers Needed! (1 to 3 Openings)
We are looking for a few good strong men!

LCS is in need of movers to accompany scheduled appointments to the Westminster furniture garage to help load furniture for recipients onto their vehicles.

Frequency: 1 to 2 days a month.

We can work around the days that are best for you, but we need to schedule this during the week between 1 and 4pm.  Individuals must be in good health, and able to lift such items as beds, dressers, and tables. This program has been hugely successful in helping families acquire much needed furniture they otherwise are not able to obtain.

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!

Walk Committee

We are looking for some fresh faces to join us on our Walk Committee. I promise you, you do not have to be in the greatest of shape to be on this committee, I surely am not! You simply have to have the desire to make a difference in your community to fight hunger in Delaware. No running required, unless you want to of course! The Hunger Walk Run 5K is being held on September 21, 2013 at Rockford Park in Wilmington. This is an all inclusive family event, where there is something for everyone. The first Walk Committee meeting will be held on Monday, March 25th, 4pm at our Rodney Street Office in Wilmington.
Committee members are responsible for ensuring the walk goes according to plan. Helps to determine the direction of the event, help establish new contacts in the community, and hopefully bring new ideas to the table. New members are welcome to jump at any time, so don't be shy! Give me a call today if you are interested!