Tis the season for AmeriCorps members to venture out into the Spokane community and make a positive impact. Season Of Service is a month long volunteering project, where individuals partner with local nonprofits to the serve the Spokane community during the holiday season.
Season of Service kick-off was a huge success, as ESD101 Riverside Office hosted a celebration, Holiday Sweater Party on December 6th, 2011. Over 80 AmeriCorps members, family, friends and staff came together to sing Christmas carols and hear stories from Santa. Participants decorated 175 cards for Meals on Wheels and 200 cards for veterans. After eating a delicious dinner of lasagna and green salad, representatives from local nonprofits presented to those who attended; offering volunteering opportunities in December.
Particapating nonprofit organizations with contact information:
1. Toys for Tots -Joshua Wiese-(509)327-4216 ext.7
2. Meals on Wheels -Sarah Robertsons-(509)924-6976
3. First Night Spokane -Lona Barnum-(509)456-0508
4. 2nd Harvest -Debbie Clemens-(509)252-6257
5. Mission Community Outreach -Mark Kinney-(509)499-5809
Everyone left the celebration excited and ready to serve!