HOPE CENTER NEWS
GREEN POWER AUGUST 23 GARDEN UDATES
Come out and join us. See our new Shed!!
Anytime a group is scheduled (see Google calendar)'
400 lbs of fresh vegetables were harvested last week thanks to your efforts. Special thanks to Sun Beam Kids and their families, Master Gardener “Linda”, Weedwacking “John”, Kevin, Marcy and others.
If we continue to get rain, we will be blessed with more vegetables to harvest and share with those less fortunate. Weeds unfortunately like the rain, too, and also need to be picked.
This week Wednesday, the WAY Mission youth and others from St Williams will return to harvest from the plants they put in back in June, joined by Gina and Cari. Gina and Cari will also lead on September 6th when the Carroll University Freshman volunteer for their day of service. If anyone else is willing to lend a hand that day, it would be very much appreciated.
***** Please spread the word***** Individuals and group volunteers are needed to help harvest.
Help us reach our goal of harvesting everything possible and surpass last year’s annual donation of 4,700 lbs of fresh garden produce.
CURRENT GARDEN HOUR SCHEDULE
TODAY: Tuesday, August 23, from 5:30 to dark (about 8:30)
Wednesday August 24, from 9:00 am to 11 am (Gina and Cari)
Thursday, August 25, from 5:30 to dark (about 8:30)
Tuesday September 6, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Gina and Cari – more help appreciated)
Regular Weekly Garden hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, (5:30 to 7:30) or until dark
Volunteers can come for any part of these regular work hours
Much can be accomplished in as little as a half an hour
Please watch for additional hours to be posted
Molly asks that if you come out to the garden to harvest, that you give her a call or text so that she can make sure the vegetables are picked up while they are still fresh. If you are unsure what can be picked, connect with her before you go out to the garden. Individuals who have been to the garden and are familiar with the jobs that need to be done are welcome to come at times convenient to your schedule. Feel free to spend as much or as little time as you like at Green Power Garden.
You, your kids, friends, co-workers – volunteers are the greatest need for the garden – contact Molly if you would like to bring out a group
Help getting the word out for more volunteers especially groups– there is always a job to do for people of all skill levels. We love to teach people of all ages!
Come out for the experience, stay for reward knowing you are helping others less fortunate.
A wonderful experience for children to learn and understand where food comes from and how it grows and let them experience the joy of helping others. Spend as much or as little time as you have available. All are welcome. Tuesdays and Thursdays are regular work days from 5:30 to 7:30 (weather permitting). With training and permission, you may come on your own schedule (contact Molly). Volunteers are welcome anytime a group is scheduled
To schedule a group session: Contact Molly – by phone, text or email (please leave a message). Our work calendar is available to view but it does not allow access to book. This must be done with Molly. (see Google calendar) If you have trouble viewing the calendar – try using internet explorer.
NOTE: More than one group can be in the garden at the same time. There is more than enough to do and room to do it in. Also, If you have been to the garden and are familiar with the jobs that need to be done, you are welcome to come at any other time(s) more convenient to your schedule – just let Molly know
Please let us know if your company would like to sponsor a fund raiser to support Green Power Garden.
The Garden is located in Southeast Waukesha County: S46W22996 Lawnsdale Road.
The garden is found just off CTH"I" and Milkyway Road in the Town of Waukesha
DONATIONS ARE WELCOME.
In addition to volunteering, the garden is always in need of new or used garden supplies such as hand and power tools, stakes for tomato plants and old bed sheets used for tying plants. We are happy to take your old blue recycling bins. Cash donations to support the port-a-potty rental and other garden needs are greatly appreciated. Please contact us if you have anything we might be able to use.
Cari Zachow John:
Clothing Shop Sorting
Monday - Friday, and Saturday 8am – 12 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 12pm – 4pm
(Requirements: Volunteers will need to complete a training session. Training is provided. While one time help is much appreciated we are looking for volunteers who can commit to a weekly, monthly, and/or regular schedule.)
Project Move Drivers/Route Help
Tuesdays 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (routes usually run 2 - 3 hours)
1st, 2nd, 4th Thursdays of the month 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
(routes usually run 2 - 3 hours)
2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesdays of the month 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
(routes usually run 2 - 3 hours)
· Pick up donated furniture
· Deliver furniture
· Able to lift dressers, sofas and appliances
(Requirements: Must be 18 years or older. Must have valid Driver’s License. While one time help is much appreciated we are looking for volunteers who can commit to a weekly, monthly, and/or regular schedule.)
Donate, Make and/or Serve a Breakfast &/or Lunch
Monday - Friday
Serving our guests is simple and works best with about 5 individuals give or take a few. We ask that you bring enough food to feed approximately 50-60 Weekdays
people for each meal.
In making Breakfast and you need our kitchen to prepare arrival should be 7:30am
We serve Breakfast at 9am
If making ahead of time then arrival should be between 8am & 8:30am
Clean - up is usually done by 10:30am
In making Lunch and you need our kitchen to prepare arrival should be 10:30am
We serve Lunch at noon
If making ahead of time then arrival should be between 11am & 11:30am
Clean - up is usually done by 1:30pm
It only takes a few hours to make a huge difference in the lives of our guests. The smiles on their faces and the conversations will make you thankful for every day you have.
Thank you for giving a gift and making a difference!
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