NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 at 7:30 PM in the Staples High School Cafeteria. Arrive at 7:15 PM to sign in.
Click here for full year meeting schedule.
SAVE THE DATE: Service Sunday is April 28th. This is a mandatory activity for all SLOBs members. More details and opportunities to sign up will be available soon.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A BOARD MEMBER?
If a member and their parent are interested in being considered for the SLOBs executive board for 2019-2020, please contact Aimee Kuehndorf at email@example.com as soon as possible (and before the end of February), to have your name added to the list of potential volunteers. Please understand that being on the board requires the participation of both the SLOB and their parent.
JANUARY MEETING DONATION DRIVE – Books2Connect and Person to Person food pantry
Books2Connect is a not-for-profit organization that distributes books to organizations such as schools, shelters, and boys and girls clubs in the Fairfield County area in underserved communities. The books are given to children to start their own home libraries to promote literacy. The most useful age range is from kindergarten through middle school. The books need to be gently used, in good enough condition that someone would feel proud to receive them as a gift (i.e. no tears, dog-eared pages, writing/scribble marks, stickers or broken bindings).
Person to Person is a food pantry located in Norwalk, CT whose purpose is to distribute food to people in need of groceries for their week. People may stop in and receive up to 10 items of their choosing to fulfill their needs. This month, the pantry is hosting an event titled “SouperBowl!” They have asked that the SLOBs donate cans of soup (any kind) in order to help their cause.
Members will receive ½ hour credit for any donation made. If you have questions, or have items to donate but are unable to bring to the meeting, please contact Henry Haas, firstname.lastname@example.org or Merideth Haas, email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your donations!
2019 Basketball Fundraiser
The SLOBS of Westport did an amazing job with their fundraising event. Presenting us with a check in the amount of $1,000 is really incredible. FCA will use the money in the area (program) that needs it the most. We truly appreciate the effort put into this event and the support to our agency.
Our mission is building better lives and strengthening our community by providing essential human services to children, families, adults and seniors. Your donation today is going to help build a better life for someone.
We look forward to a continued relationship with the SLOBS of Westport.
Manager, Community Engagement
Family & Children’s Agency (FCA)
Event Sign Ups
CLICK ON THE EVENT NAME TO SIGN UP AND FOR LOCATION INFORMATION
***New policy*** – “no-shows” will result in a 1/2 hour credit deduction. If you sign up, plan to attend!
GILLESPIE CENTER LUNCH
When: Most Saturdays and Sundays; 11:45am-1:00pm. You can not use iVolunteer to sign up for dates. Email Siobhan directly to reserve your date.
Contact: Siobhan Crise firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates and any questions.
CAROLINE HOUSE AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
When: Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the school year; 3:00-4:30pm
Contact: Matt or Lisa Rowan email@example.com
You must also fill out the Caroline House application if you are a new volunteer.