- Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
- Volunteers will be meeting at the Annie Fisher Food Pantry and will receive assignments there.
- Lunch for Volunteers:
- Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
- Location: Blind Boone Center, 601 North Providence Rd.
Why are we serving here?
One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by partnering with our city in ways that put us in touch with those who are more marginalized in Columbia – the chronically poor, the elderly, single-parent households, those with disabilities. This year, we are once again serving significantly in housing managed by the Columbia Housing Authority by sending hundreds of volunteers into public housing areas, including Providence Family Townhomes. We are cleaning up neighborhoods and organizing landscaping and other beautification projects, providing opportunities for individuals to connect and work alongside each other. When we give our time for the benefit of others, we send the message that they are valuable.
What can I expect?
Volunteers at this location will be serving both outside and inside:
- Cleaning homes;
- Deep cleaning a community food pantry;
- Spreading mulch on the playground;
- Performing some yard work and handyman tasks, and;
- Other projects as identified.
What should I bring?
- Come prepared to work outside; if sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
- We encourage all volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes and bring garden gloves.
- If you have a garden rake, please bring it.
- Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2023 T-shirt!
If you would be willing to be part of a needs drive for those in public housing, please consider bringing any of the following items with you on Saturday the 29th, as we serve together. These items will be distributed to those most in need in this community:
- Hair care (particularly ethnic products)
- Personal hygiene items
- Feminine hygiene items
- Cleaning supplies
- Laundry soap/supplies
Can I serve here with my children?
Yes, older children who can assist in this project are welcome to participate. This is a neighborhood project.