Northwest Furniture Bank
Founded in 2007, the NW Furniture Bank (NWFB) mission is to restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need. Our desire is for all families to have beds, tables, chairs, and the furnishings necessary to turn any house into a real home. NWFB serves families who are trying to rebuild their lives coming from situations like transitional housing, domestic abuse, suffering a loss from fire or natural disaster and young adults leaving foster homes. All our clients are low income and include veterans, the disabled or anyone living without furniture. Our services fill the gap between a person finding a home and furnishing it with the essential items. http://www.nwfurniturebank.org
volunteer needs: Building IKEA furniture, Team Warehouse ( loading, unloading trucks, sort donated goods, restock shelves) Host a Home Essentials Drive (at your office, church, workplace) new and gently used items, towels, Kitchen Packs (can opener, mixing spoon, spatula and dish cloth) we need over 30 of these a week to give away. Pillows (we need over 100 of these a week) and sheets. For more information and opportunities click the link below.
We can provide a group activity for students on site as well! There are many organizations that can create an activity for students to do at school, as a group. We will be happy to help facilitate. Just to to our contact us page and send us and email and we can get this party started!
The Light of Christ Community Garden
The Community Garden is seen as a place to help improve our community's health and mental well being by providing an enjoyable outdoor physical activity, social contacts and learning opportunities.
The result of people working together is the Light of Christ Community Garden. It is a collective, English style pottage garden that follows the premise of "all for one harvest, one harvest for all" where everyone contributes their efforts to one large garden from which the needful of our community receive the distribution of the harvest.
We bring people together to work in unity for the benefit of others. Our neighbors of all faiths or no faith, ethnic groups, youth, elderly, able bodied and the disabled are all welcomed to participate in the management, building and harvest of the garden.
volunteer needs: This is a family friendly environment with work assignments for the young, older and not so young anymore. There are volunteers from 3 to 83. We strive to make sure that each volunteer has an assignment appropriate to their ability, and that by the end of the day each volunteer feels that they are valued, appreciated and have made a positive contribution. Community Service volunteers are welcomed; please contact the project managers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (253) 326-7166 to discuss arrangements. Regular work parties will be held starting February every Monday & Wednesday from 9-12 and starting April - October every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9-12. Special arrangements can be made for groups wishing to contribute at different times.