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Westminister Neighborhood Services

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Westminster Neighborhood Services Christmas Basket Program involves Westminster and partnering organizations, coming together to help 300 families on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.

A Christmas Basket involves the following: 2 reusable bags full of groceries (including ingredients for a Holiday dinner: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc.), 1 reusable bag of hygiene items, 2 toys per child in the household (18 & under, still in school) and our goal is hats, gloves, socks and underwear for EVERYONE in the household, including adults. There are multiple ways you can get involved with this program.

Volunteers come help Westminster staff count items, put the "baskets" together and then distribute the baskets. Last year we helped 1,100 individuals and 671 of those individuals were children!



The shifts for Christmas Basket volunteering are below.

  • Shifts
    • Dec 9 th 9AM to noon or noon to 4PM
    • Dec 10 th 9AM to noon or noon to 4PM
    • Dec 11 th
      • Distribution is from about 9AM to 4PM. It is an all day event, but I understand if you don’t want to hang out with us all day! We usually need the most help right at the beginning of the event as running things efficiently at the beginning helps us keep everything on track.

6 Shifts

  • Thu Dec 09, 2021 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Thu Dec 09, 2021 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 10, 2021 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Fri Dec 10, 2021 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 11, 2021 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Sat Dec 11, 2021 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Westminister Neighborhood Services

Location:

2325 E New York St., INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46201, US

Mission Statement

Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis that works with the neighborhood, individuals, businesses, service and professional groups, religious organizations and community partners to serve local families by: Providing children’s programs that meet nurturing, safety, educational and developmental needs, Providing food and clothing to meet the basic needs of neighborhood families, and Providing supportive services.

Description

For more than 30 years, Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc. (WNS) has provided basic resources and education opportunities for at-risk children and families on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. While nationally 19.1% of people report income at or below the poverty level, here in Westminister’s neighborhood, that number is a staggering 43%.

Beginning as an ecumenical program offering summer activities for children, WNS grew and today includes afterschool, intercession, and summer programming for children and youth, a preschool, a food pantry, a soup kitchen a clothing closet, a partnership with Genessaret Free Clinic, and a Christmas Basket distribution program.

Today, Westminster is an inner city neighborhood with exponential needs, where families struggle with poverty, stress, illiteracy, joblessness and substance abuse. WNS’s programs are built on a strong foundation of volunteering and support by individuals, congregations, foundations, businesses, and civic and professional organizations.

Westminster is dedicated to help those in need with a focus on a hand-up rather than a hand out. We provide services that support families as a whole, focusing on the needs of all family members as a unit. When families are supported and self-sustaining they are able to turn outwards and transform their own community.

Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

Thu Dec 09, 2021 - Sat Dec 11, 2021
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
This opportunity has 6 shifts

WHERE

2325 E. New York StIndianapolis, IN 46201

(39.77142,-86.12214)
 

SKILLS

  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 10
  • You do not need to stay the whole time or to come in for multiple days. Just a few hours of your time would be extremely helpful!

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