Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Good Stuff in TEC: Iowa

Volunteers work on 'restoring hope'

On Monday, she was at Trinity Episcopal Church, knitting a scarf to be donated to Shelter House.

"They have so much yarn here, so I thought somebody had better get knitting," she said.

Cook was among more than 125 people who showed up to the downtown Iowa City church to help make quilts, bake cookies and other treats, assemble toiletry kits and knit scarves and hats for the residents of Shelter House. The volunteer work, done by those from groups such as the University of Iowa, RSVP and Big Brothers Big Sisters, is part of the Shelter from the Storm program in conjunction with the National Day of Service as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


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1 comment:

Shane said...

This kind of volunteer programs is usually a non profit organization and mostly they work for at communities and even build partnership with the families that needs home. This kind of organization mostly needs volunteers that can help them in building homes and also by achieving their goal in the number of shelter that they are going to built for a number of families. The families that they have partnership with are chosen through applications and based on the level of need for the shelter. In applying for this volunteer program, is easy as one two three, you don’t need to have an experience or skills in building homes you just have to have the passion and the dedication in your volunteer work.