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Happy National Volunteers Week! Here are our friends, the Snohomish County Branch Managers of Wells Fargo Bank, helping out at the VOA Everett Food Bank!
We are pleased to announce that Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW) will be participating in the 16th annual Feinstein Challenge $1 Million Giveaway To Fight Hunger!
For the last 16 years, the Feinstein Foundation has divided $1 million amongst hunger fighting agencies, and VOAWW will be one of the recipients. For every donation received that is designated to the Feinstein Challenge, cash and/or food, between March 1 and April 30, 2013, the Foundation will do a partial match. This means that your gift will have a greater impact and allow us to help even more families in need in the communities we serve.
VOAWW is responsible for several food banks, including Everett, Greenwood, Sultan, and Mill Creek, as well as the entire Snohomish County Food Distribution Center. Your contribution will help benefit the hungry people and families that rely on the services provided by these food banks.
Click on the link to find out more info and where you can donate!
Thanks to Sue Hounshell and the Windermere Foundation for their generous $2500 donation to our Housing and Transitional Services Program and Kiwanis House!
You can view a gallery of photos from the 2013 Camp-In that were taken by Ashu Shah!
The folks at the South Everett Beacon covered the wonderful work of one of our regular donors, Dr. Colleen Tracy and All Family Dental!
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We need warehouse help Monday through Thursday, beginning at 8:00. We could use help right through the day until 4:00. So if someone wanted to work an afternoon block of time, we would take them, gladly. A warehouse person would need to be able to do some lifting, 25+ pounds. It’s a definite plus, if they can use a forklift. We could use about 10 volunteers, if we can find them
For the food bank, we need people for all shifts, Monday through Thursday. A shift is 8:00 until 11:45; and then from 12:00 until 3:15. There is some minor lifting on occasion but mostly the job involves some shelf stocking followed by some customer service. You do have to interact with all ages, a lot of different ethnic groups, and we appreciate volunteers who can speak Spanish, or Korean, or Russian as well as English. Assuming volunteers want to work a single shift, we could use 40 or more people.
We also need a few folks with computer skills to do the intake at the food bank. If they are comfortable in front of a computer, we can usually train a volunteer in two three-hour sessions. We can use help on Monday mornings and Monday afternoons; on Tuesday mornings; and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons (12:00 until 3:00). We could use 6 volunteers.
Please contact WendiLee McLeod at email@example.com or 425.259.3191 ext.2251 to sign up!