Clifton Elementary Family Center
Date: Donations by November 9th
Junior Service League members will be donating various items to help the kids at Clifton Elementary, Grand Junction High School and Chipeta Elementary this holiday season. Interested in learning more or how to help out? Reach out [email protected] for more info. We are looking for these donated items; Clothing (new or gently used) size 6T – 16Y, Shoes 13T-6Y, Thanksgiving/Christmas Meals – brown sugar, canned corn, corn bread mix, mac and cheese, non-perishable dessert (pie filling, cake mix, etc), Christmas Stockings and Stocking stuffers (these items is for a Christmas event for teens in need), Basic Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, nail clippers), Food for Thanksgiving/Christmas Meals (frozen turkey, instant stuffing, mashed potatoes gravy, canned green beans, canned cranberry sauce, canned yams, small marshmallows, Healthy pre-packed snacks, Kleenex.
Hit the Trail for Harmony Acres Event
Date: October 10th to November 10th
Lets help raise $40,000 towards Harmony Acres building project! How? We will celebrate the beautiful Western Slope and work together for the good of our community. More info and registration here:
Donation Drive Supporting United Way by Vectra Bank
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
Time: 9am – 12pm
Vectra Bank is giving back to our communities is one of our main priorities. We will be collecting items for in-need populations, along with the United Way on Saturday, October 17th, at our North Avenue branch (499 28 1/4 Road) from 9am-noon.
Items needed – blankets, underwear, sweatpants, long sleeved shirts, masks, hygiene items.
Past Volunteering Events
EMPTY BOWLS by Grand Valley Catholic Outreach
Date: October 12, 2019
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Celebrating its 23rd year, Empty Bowls has increasingly gained generous community support to feed the hungry. All proceeds go to Grand Valley Catholic Outreach’s Soup Kitchen. Last year, 66,978 meals were prepared and served to individuals in need, and the number continues to increase each year. On any given day, about 250 to 300 individuals, families, and children will come for the noon-day meal. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at the door, at The Daily Sentinel, or online at https://970tix.com/events/23rd-annual-empty-bowls-luncheon. Each ticket buys soup, bread, beverage, dessert, and a handmade pottery bowl of the attendee’s choice. Soup is free for children under 12 when accompanied by a parent with ticket. Empty Bowls is sponsored by Friends of Outreach, a group of individuals of all faiths who come together each year to create this event.
JSL ladies have agreed to provided 50 dozen of cookies! We are very fortunate to have wonderful women in JSL willing to donate your time and cooking skills. The Empty Bowl Project event will take place on October 12, 2019.
If you are JSL member and would like to sign up to donate a dozen of cookies here is the sign up sheet – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o1WicaXTvep1jRtKGV4yCXZ8V1vCN6MPb9IKnVOBEks/edit?usp=sharing
Contact Name for JSL members – is Alanna Conrad
Cookies are needed the day before, Friday October 11th.
Please drop the cookies off at either one of the drop-off locations:
1. Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, located 245 S 1st St. Please go around to the back of the building by the clothing bank door. Please drop cookies off Friday, October 11th anytime in the afternoon.
2. Vectra Banks by Noon (12:00 pm) on Friday October 11th. Mollie Wertman and her Vectra team have volunteered to deliver the cookies over to the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach.
• Vectra Bank 2394 Patterson Road
• Vectra Bank 499 28 ¼ Road
Thank you for you your willingness to volunteer.
Cindi Graves, Regional Development Director, asked if we can send this out to the JSL membership because she thought we might know some ladies who would be great!
They have a program for 5th grade girls transitioning into middle school to provide them with some tools and advice to deal with bullying, relationships, drugs/alcohol and more. We need some female volunteers to help cover all the schools we want to do. It only takes two hours a week for five weeks. So, depending on the volunteer’s schedule, they could do every Tuesday after school for 5 weeks or another day that works. They work in pairs and we have a full curriculum to use. It’s easy and impactful.
If you have anyone, would you mind sending them to Allison Ellington (coordinating the program) [email protected] or 970-628-8004. They could sure use some help. They had a few of our volunteers have babies and we are a bit light.
Thank you for your consideration.
Baking and Donating Christmas Cookies for Hope of the Grand Valley Christmas Party
Date: December 19th 2019
Time: Drop off between 9:00am – 4:00pm
3 convenient drop off locations of drop off:
Supreme Lending 2695 Patterson Rd.
636 Big Stone Ln. Redlands
432 Forty Miner Dr. Fruita
Contact Name for JSL members – Beth Dickson [email protected]
If you are JSL member and would like to sign up to donate a dozen of cookies, sign up here.
Thank you for you your willingness to volunteer.
Adopt a Family
Date: Drop off gifts at December 9th meeting
Time: 5:30pm at Doubletree Hotel
(If you cannot attend December 9th meeting reach out to Beth or Kathy to schedule drop off or pick up)
JSL has adopted 2 families this holiday season! Would you like to adopt one of our families for Christmas?
HOPE provides the “adopter” the following information about the family:
•The family’s situation (single parent, etc.)
• Their story if provided
• Food preferences for Christmas Dinner
• Special Needs
• Name, age, gender, clothing size for each family member.
• Santa wish for children 10 and under
Those that adopt families are asked to provide:
• A minimum of one wrapped gift for each family member and the Santa wish for our younger children.
• More than one gift for each family member may be given, but we leave this up the individuals and businesses that are adopting a family.
• A grocery gift card so the family can shop for what they like for Christmas Dinner.
More info here http://www.hopegv.org/adopt_a_family.html
Volunteer Sign up here http://www.hopegv.org/volunteer_for_christmas.html
If you are JSL member and would like to sign up to buy items for our families please sign up here.
Are you a local Mesa County Non-Profit? Do you have an event or project coming up and volunteers? Fill out the form below to request volunteers from our JSL membership and we will try our best to provide service hours from our members.