UMOM overflow kids connection:
Fantastic experience. The leaders, the Phoenix Philanthropists volunteers, the parents and most importantly the kids are incredible. It is an incredible experience that really feels like you are making a difference in these kids lives.
Our crew helped pack 11,448 meals and that will feed 31 kids for an entire year…now that’s a GREAT night’s work! It’s so awesome to see everyone there, tired from work, fighting traffic, coming from so far away, bringing their kids & friends along, all just to slap on a hairnet and help out. Just amazing what determined, generous hearts can do 🙂 Chris N
I am the event lead during Kid Connection at Watkins UMOM Emergency Shelter on Friday nights.
This is a wonderful interactive meet whereas you provide games and activities for homeless children birth to 17 that live in cubicles with their families. I love this event for the children are so appreciative of everything you do. It is like going to someone’s home and providing joy! I meet so wonderful, kind helpful people while leading this along with the wonderful families that live there.
I hope all volunteers get to experience this wonderful opportunity!
– Lorraine Patterson
There are as many worthy causes as there are people to champion them. Of all the worthy causes I’ve come across—the Garden of Hope stands out. To volunteer there is to help cultivate nourishment, education, and community in an innovative and vital way! I also had the pleasure and the privilege of meeting our Service Committee Chair, Caitlin Cramer, which led me to be even more involved in this remarkable opportunity, as an event lead.
– Alana Helapitage
Went to UMOM Homeless Shelter to volunteer and drop off a couple of bikes from the Recycle Your Bicycle for Foster Care Kids nonprofit. Great feeling to hang out with the kids drawing and coloring (my specialty is Yosemite Sam and pirate ships). Plus the kids loved the bikes. How is that for synergy between partner charities?
– Jerry Kaster
I love this Meetup! The kids and activities are really really great, but what is so unique about this group of volunteers is the people. The camaraderie I’ve experienced here has been unparalleled, and it makes me truly look forward to every day and every event!
– Caitlin Cramer