BEARing Gifts Volunteer Opportunity


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Nov 29, 2016 09:15 AM - Tue Dec 20, 2016 04:45 PM

Where

630 W. 6th St.Houston, TX 77007

Matching gifts to CPS children's wish card!

About

BEAR...BE A Resource for CPS Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides emergency goods and services to abused and neglected children under the care of Child Protective Services, CPS. BEAR is gearing up for our holiday program, BEARing Gifts. BEARing Gifts is the annual program of BEAR that provides holiday wishes to vulnerable children involved with CPS in Harris County . Last year with the help of generous donors and hardworking volunteers BEAR was able to provide gifts and toys such as bikes, stereos, dolls, building blocks, basketballs, bath and body sets as well as action figures to almost 10,000 children. Below is the volunteer description: The volunteer opportunity is located at our BEARing Gifts Warehouse, 630 W. 6th St. (off of I 10 and Shepherd). This is a Monday - Friday 9:15 am -4:30 pm volunteer opportunity beginning 11/29/16and ending on 12/20/16 Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and if under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult chaperone. Snacks and drinks are provided for volunteers. The warehouse is not climate controlled so volunteers are advised to dress in clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes. Volunteers will be responsible for: * sorting toys and gifts by category, sex, and age * helping unload gifts and toys from donors' vehicles and organize them in its appropriate category * selecting gifts and toys for children and youth from an assortment of toys and gifts at our BEARing Gifts warehouse that are not sponsored by donors. * Once the gifts or toys are selected, volunteers will need to bag them and label the bag with that child's wish card * Once gifts are labeled, volunteers will need to place gifts in assigned colored box that represent CPS office * load caseworkers' vehicles so the caseworkers can then deliver the gifts and toys to children in CPS care.

Skills

Good Match For

Kids Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • 2-4 hours
  • some lifting and standing is required
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