The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Hawthorn HillNew Directions Shelter/The Home Connection3001 Grand AveDes Moines, IA50312
Holiday Volunteer Needs Description: Help our homeless families brighten the holidays. Provide food baskets for homeless families with children. Food baskets can include grocery gift cards and nonperishable food items. Adopting a Home Connection family for the holidays is another way to make the holidays happier for the homeless families we serve. If you enjoy gift wrapping, we always need help with that too! Other ideas would be to provide a weekend or holiday meal for our New Directions Shelter families, provide small "gender-neutral" gifts for a variety of ages for the shelter kids and/or bring in fun holiday- oriented activities (cookie decorating) for the shelter kids. These are all wonderful ways to bring the holiday spirit to the homeless families we serve.