In addition, we will be obtaining 125 knit winter caps, 125 pairs of inexpensive knit or fabric gloves, and a couple of pairs (250 total) of heavy tube socks for each person. In addition, plans are underway to put together a care package of alcohol hand soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand towel, and shampoo and perhaps a bar of soap (all travel size items) to give to each person (125 packages total).
We are planning for the distribution of items to occur around Thanksgiving or the first or second Saturday of December 2019!
To make this happen on time, we would love to have the participation of all center members in this service project. Here is how you can help:
1. Help with logistics of planning the event with Venkat, Bobby, and Pastor Tom Polak
a. Arrange for carpool for distribution event – we need 10-12 Group 3,4 or adult volunteers
b. Arrange Merchandise transport to event
c. Logistics of making sure all merchandise has been procured
d. Nail down the timings of the event - usually on a Saturday between 11 am to 2 pm
e. Arrange for Group 3 and 4 students to form a Christmas Choir or mini-orchestra to play Christmas songs and sing Carols.
2. Help with Care packages
a. Obtain supplies
b. Help with care package assembly - please watch for communications and announcements
3. Donate your used but good quality Laundered coats that we can have in addition to our new coats. We are especially in need of WOMENS COATS and CHILDRENS COATS.
4. New Hats and Socks : Center will purchase
5. Help with project financing: Please reach out to Venkat (309-531-2148), Sai Prasad(479-899-1377), or Bobby (317-331-3098). Please update below link with your desired participation.
Hopefully with Swami’s grace and all your help, we will be able to complete another successful service project!!