*Blood Donations: The American Red Cross will be collecting blood donations from 9am - 1pm with time slots every 15 minutes. Signing up ahead of time helps them prepare, but walk-ins are always welcome! Eligibility information can be found by clicking the donation link above.
*Please bring 1 non-perishable food item to donate to Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Richmond. For over a century, Sixth Mount Zion has served as a center of spiritual and community life, addressing the social concerns of the city's residents. Sixth Mount Zion was one of the first black churches to have an organized charity with a staff social worker to administer to the indigent of the community and city.
*FamilySearch & Indexing: All experience levels welcome. Feel free to bring your own laptop and anything you are working on or questions you have about Family History.
*Assemble furniture for CARITAS, which is an organization in Richmond helping individuals break the cycle of homelessness and addiction. They provide a furniture bank to help those starting in a new home after being homeless. Furniture kits are from IKEA and all assembled furniture will be held in the furniture bank for those in need.
*We are partnering with Commonwealth Catholic Charities. Hyrum in the Innsbrook Ward is organizing this service for his Eagle Project. He is collecting plastic grocery bags which we will crochet into sleeping mats for the homeless during Day to Serve. Collection bins for the plastic bags are located at the Stake Center, and you are welcome to bring bags the day of the event. Bring a "Q" size crochet hook if you have one.
*We are partnering with Operation Gratitude to make paracord bracelets to include in care packages for military and first responders.
*We are partnering with Massey Cancer Center to provide tissue packets with inspirational sayings for their patients.
*We will be writing cards and drawing pictures of encouragement to uplift the individuals staying at the Reinhart House who have family members that are in St. Mary’s Hospital for an extended time. They place the cards in their rooms on holidays as well as any time they know that these individuals need a boost. They can be birthday and holiday cards, and messages that are up lifting.
*We are making waiting room packets and superhero capes for VCU Health.