Summer Outreach 2019 Registration Now Open: May 31 - June 2nd

Summer Outreach 2019
May 31st - June 2nd
Registration is now open for Summer Outreach 2019! Make a difference by providing aid and a human connection to our homeless neighbors. #TheyAreUs
Sign up now to help us fill our teams for assembly, outreach and Learning Experiences. Invite family, friends and neighbors to register with you.
To help you plan and select your shifts, below are descriptions.  We encourage everyone to include distributing our kits as part of your Giving Spirit experience. As many of you know, meeting our friends where they live and survive will change your life.

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Twice a year volunteers gather to assemble survival kits filled with daily necessities. They have the unique opportunity to distribute the kits directly & reach out to those who need them most. By extending their hands, our volunteers offer help, hope, kindness and compassion.

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  • Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM through June 02, 2019
    Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, CA

    Summer Outreach 2019

    Register and select your shift(s). Each volunteer must sign up individually so that we can keep an accurate count. All shifts commence at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 12000 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles 90049. 

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    Friday, May 31, 2019

    Noon - 3pm : Prep for Survival Kit Assembly (adults only)
    This shift is focused on setting up the area for Kit assembly. You will lift and empty boxes, prep items and likely place contents into bags or containers. There is lots of coordinated organization at this shift.

    3:30pm to 6pm : Prep for Survival Kit Assembly (families, adults, and supervised minors (all ages welcome))
    This shift is focused on prepping items for Kit assembly. You will lift boxes and empty boxes and likely place contents into bags or containers. There is lots of coordinated organization at this shift. Cardmaking for kids and adults.

    6:30pm to 10pm : Survival Kit Assembly (adults and supervised minors 10+ welcome)
    This shift is active assembly of Survival Kits. Volunteers assist in keeping supplies of items on the tables (including breaking down boxes) and some lifting, assist in assembling the Kits by walking along an assembly line and placing items into the Kits or helping load Kits onto vehicles. Kids and adults can make cards for the Kits.

    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    7:30am to 8am : Prep for Assembly & Line Assignments (adults only)
    This shift prepares the facility for the Kit assembly process. This involves a small group of volunteers to help move boxes, set up stations and prepare the line for the assembly.

    8am to 11am : Survival Kit Assembly (adults and families welcome)
    This shift is the busiest of the weekend and involves walking the assembly line and placing items into a Kit. Some volunteers will be asked to assist in replenishing inventory at stations along the line. Children may volunteer to create cards for inclusion in the Kits. Volunteers may attend the Learning Experience at 9:00am and return to the line.

    9am to 10am : Learning Experience I To be Latino and Homeless in LA" (all welcome in the sanctuary)
    The Latino poor are caught in the crosshairs of two polarizing issues – homelessness and immigration. A select panel of speakers will present their views on this passionate issue and relevant to every citizen in Greater Los Angeles.

    11am to 2pm : Survival Kit Assembly (adults and families welcome)
    This shift finishes the Kit assembly and then transitions to clean-up. Because volunteers are encouraged to leave to distribute Kits beginning at 11am, this shift is important to ensure we complete assembly. Volunteers may attend the 11:00am Learning Experience and welcomed to rejoin line.

    11am to 4pm : Outreach - Distribution of Survival Kits and Instructions (adults/families welcome; use discretion for minors; duration of distribution time is variable)
    Volunteers are asked to arrive early to receive instructions, sign waivers, determine which part of the City they will canvass and where to load up Kits. Outreach Committee members will advise volunteers whether to visit known areas where our friends live OR guided to join a group visiting a Giving Spirit agency partner. Outreach occurs all over our City and County so duration of service may vary depending upon locations and need. Volunteers often ride with others, but we recommend being prepared to provide your own transportation. If you have questions about this please contact Jeremy - jeremy@thegivingspirit.org.

    11am to 11:45am : Learning Experience II “Safe Parking as Safe Haven" (all welcome in the sanctuary)
    Safe Parking has been a Godsend to those whose homes are on wheels. But how has it affected our communities? Our panel will discuss all aspects of its impact on our people.

    1pm to 4pm : Clean-up, recycling, prep items for storage (adults and families welcome)
    This shift is critical in respectfully returning the property to its original state. This involves breaking down boxes, preparing materials for recycling, sweeping, packing up supplies, and more. Promptly arrive at 1:00pm as this shift can end early depending on the number of volunteers.

    Sunday, June 2, 2019

    9:30am to 3pm : Outreach - Distribution of Survival Kits and Instructions (adults/families welcome; use discretion for minors; duration of distribution time is variable)
    Volunteers are asked to arrive early to receive instructions, sign waivers, determine which part of the City they will canvass and where to load up Kits. Outreach Committee members will advise volunteers whether to visit known areas where our friends live OR guided to join a group visiting a Giving Spirit agency partner. Outreach occurs all over our City and County so duration of service may vary depending upon locations and need. Volunteers often ride with others, but we recommend being prepared to provide your own transportation. If you have questions about this please contact Jeremy -  jeremy@thegivingspirit.org.

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    Registration: Upon arrival, please proceed to the Registration Desk located in the Brentwood Presbyterian church courtyard to sign in. On Sunday, please register in Fellowship Hall.

    Waiver Forms:  All volunteers need to bring the completed and signed waiver form to this event. Youth Waiver for volunteers 18 years of age and under form, Click Here for the adult form.

    Parking: Free parking is available in the Comerica Bank parking lot, upper level on Friday night (no parking until 6:00 PM) and Saturday (all day). 12001 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, off S. Saltair Ave. Please look for signs to direct you. The lot is directly across from Brentwood Presbyterian Church 12000 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90049. Additional parking is also available on Gretna Green Way Friday (day and night) - Saturday. 

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