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THE CENTER

What Is It?:  A nonprofit organization that provides “residential, vocational, and day services that promote individual choice, personal growth, and independence for persons with developmental disabilities.”

 

Help Needed: Assist with campus beautification projects, engage with clients, collect needed items, and/or package gingersnaps and other baked goods for sale.

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: 15 to volunteer independently.  Any volunteer younger than 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian/teacher.

Help Needed

 

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HELP WITH CLIENTS OR WORK ON CAMPUS

Assist with campus beautification projects, such as cleaning flowerbeds, planting, painting walls), or engage with clients (playing bingo or card games, doing craft projects).  We love having volunteers!

 

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HELP PACKAGE GINGERSNAPS AND CHEESE SNAPS

Through a program called Gingersnaps Etc., proceeds from sales of locally-baked gingersnaps and cheese snaps benefit The Center.  Clients of The Center create handmade paper medallions to decorate the tins, and volunteers are needed to package the baked goods in the summer and autumn.  Shifts are typically 3 hours.  More information is here.

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COLLECT SUPPLIES

Needed items include:

Washing detergent (liquid and powder)
Disinfectant spray & wipes
Dishwashing detergent
Toothpaste
Soap (liquid and bar)
Paper towels
Bathroom tissue
Deodorant  (men’s and women’s)
Shampoo & conditioner
Spray starch
Brushes & combs

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  • Packing gingersnaps is a nice way to help out during the holidays – it’s also fun to play games and do crafts with the residents. I’ve helped out several times at themed/holiday parties and everyone is always very sweet.

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