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.
Our mission is to promote programs that bring the generations together to improve communities. Our strategy is called #familyhood.
#familyhood is based on two main motto's. 1) The Friends of School Motto- which promotes every school to have a functioning Student Government Association (SGA), Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Alumni Association (AA) and 2) "Every school shall have a garden, a farmers market and a grocery store (especially in food insecure communities).
#Familyhood utilizes the 1st Saturday of every month as the official monthly volunteer/recruitment day to recruit members to join the organizations for motto #1 (above i.e. S.G.A+ P.T.A + A.A) and to build to food related student enterprises of motto #2.
1stSaturdays.com is one of our sites to promote the implementation of #familyhood by utilizing the school in every community as the nucleus for community development.