HOOKED ON BOOKS: Volunteers collect, sort and deliver donated (or purchased) children’s books to our target groups: Armistead Gardens School, Beans and Bread, DRUM Healthy Families, Mother Seton Academy, Sisters’ Academy, The Family Crisis Center, Our Daily Bread, Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson School, The Loyola School, Bayview Medical Center, Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School, Gedco Food Pantry bookshelf, and Caroline Center.
Varied and flexible
BOOK BUDDIES: Volunteers go once a month to read to pre-school and kindergarten classes at The Loyola School and Walter P. Carter Elementary, and give each student a book to keep.
Weekdays, once a month
HOMEWORK HELPERS/TUTORS: Volunteers are assigned to students at Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School to help reinforce basic skills.
WELLNESS: Fitness, Nutrition and Oral Health. Volunteers are needed to contact and schedule professional speakers and assist with set-up of the programs and coordinate with the schools.
LAYETTE PROJECT: Items new moms need for their babies: this is a signature program of all Christ Child Chapters. Our group collects necessities (onesies, baby outfits, diapers, wipes, shampoo etc.) and beautiful hand-knitted items from our knitting groups. Layettes are donated as needed to Bayview Medical Center, DRUM Healthy Families, and The Family Crisis Center.
Varied and flexible
KNITTING INITIATIVE: Volunteers make baby blankets, hats, booties, mittens and sweaters for the layettes; plus scarves and hats for school-children and adults.
DINING CENTERS: Volunteers make a casserole at home once a month for Our Daily Bread or provide breakfast items for Beans & Bread. (Download the casserole recipe.) Volunteers can also set up and serve meals at either venue.
Once a month, 1 – 3 hours
TOILETRIES, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, BASIC HOUSEHOLD GOODS COLLECTION: We collect and source new (unopened) hotel-sized toiletry items to many of our organizations; also school supplies, and basic goods (like laundry detergent and toilet paper). Volunteers organize, collect and distribute these donations.
WELLNESS PROGRAM: Professional Body Flow classes, oral health and healthy eating presentations at our partner schools.
RE-SOURCING CLOTHING AND LINENS: Sorting and grouping clean, gently used clothes and linens from our donors for children or pregnant women in our target groups.