Monday, August 3, 2009

Lots of Opportunities - Something for Everyone!

Lots of Opportunities:

American Red Cross Blood Drive at Brentwood United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 9 from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. The goal is 60 units of blood. To reduce your wait time, we encourage you to arrive before 9:00 am or after 11 am.

Better Decisions: A Rewarding Volunteer Opportunity for Women is a non-profit organization that teaches decision making skills to inmates at the TN Prison for Women. Many BUMC women have experienced first hand the satisfaction that comes from mentoring an incarcerated woman throughout the 8-week program. Volunteer training - September 12-13 (9-4 on Saturday, 1-5 on Sunday). One hour weekly meeting with your inmate partner - September 22 thru November 22. Graduation - November 16. Register online at Deadline is August 15. For more information, contact Program Director, Kathy Masulis at or 832-8327.

Safe Haven Family Shelter's 5th Annual Hike for the Homeless: Saturday, September 26 at the Edwin Warner Park Picnic Shelters 9 & 11. Cost: $22/advance; $27 day of event. Kids 10 and under free. Two paved trails, inflatables, games and more. Breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt included with every paid entry. Hike Registration at 9:00 am with hike starting at 10 am. Register online at .

Graceworks Pantry is in critical need of staple food items. Needed items are powdered and evaporated milk, pasta and rice, tomato products, crackers, jelly, jello, cereal, oatmeal, canned meats, tea, coffee, hot chocolate mix, pancake mix and syrup, dried beans, condiments, bottled juices, feminine hygiene products, diapers, paper towels, soap, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, laundry and dish detergent, cleaning products.

More tomorrow!!!

1 comment:

  1. Graceworks is in DIRE need of food. Some kids from BUMC went there at the end of last week to pack up food boxes but they didn't have enough for them to pack! They ended up just stocking paper products on the shelves.