Dear <<First Name>>,
First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are staying healthy and happy during this unprecedented time. Unfortunately for our organization, the CA Stay at Home order means that we've had to suspend all in-person service events and meetings for the remainder of the service year, which ends on April 30th. Our plan for adapting to events in the 2020-21 service year is still being developed, but for now we want to provide opportunities that will allow this year's members to achieve their hours and meetings goals. Our board met virtually over the weekend and the following decisions were made:
- Our scheduled May 3rd meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. More information will be coming in the following weeks regarding instructions and the agenda.
- For the 2019-20 service year, the Minimum Meetings Requirement for Youth Members has been reduced to 3. For Youth Members that have only attended 2 of the 4 meetings held so far, you have the option to attend the virtual meeting on May 3rd, or perform 3 hours of at-home service (details below)
- Our existing hours milestones remain unchanged, but you can perform at-home service hours to reach your goal. For a reminder on our hours guidelines, please click here.
AT-HOME SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
In order to fulfil your requirements as a member in good standing for 2019-20, Youth Members must complete 10 hours of service by 4/30/20 and Adult Members must have completed 5. If you are still working toward that goal, or if you are trying to achieve an awards milestone, we are happy to offer three different at-home service opportunities. You are welcome to complete any combination of these activities for a maximum of six hours per activity. For example, if you were to complete all three in accordance with the hours guidelines listed, you could log 8 hours of service. If you maximized the hours for each of these activities, the most hours you could earn would be 18.
If you have questions about your hours or meeting status, please email email@example.com and your inquiry will be forwarded to our VP Hours & Awards.
MASKS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
The staff and families of the OC Ronald McDonald House are in desperate need of face masks amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This is an opportunity to help those in need and have a positive impact on our society while volunteering from the safety of your home.
A minimum of 3 completed homemade masks is needed to receive 3 hours of volunteer time. However, if you have the time and capability to complete more masks please email the volunteer coordinator.
1. Create Masks
Below are some links with suggestions on how to create a mask using either glue, origami, or a sewing machine:
2. Place each completed mask in its own ziplock bag. In each bag, Please include a note with:
a. your name
b. city of assembly
c. date of assembly
d. type of material used for the mask
e. and any words of kindness or encouragement that you’d like to share with the families and staff of OCRMH
3. Take a picture of all the masks and use subject line: “SLOBS OCRMH masks” to email the picture, your name, and the number of masks you have completed to the volunteer coordinators: Daniel firstname.lastname@example.org AND Michael email@example.com*IMPORTANT: THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN VERIFY THAT YOUR MASKS ARE COMPLETED! If there is no email, there can be no service credit."
4. Drop off the zip lock bags to the home of the volunteer coordinator - there will be a collection box on the doorstep to ensure social distancing.
Drop off completed masks By April 26
Volunteer coordinator address:
1961 Lark Ellen Drive, Fullerton
Volunteer Coordinator: Daniel and Michael Chandler (808) 391-6803, email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
LETTER WRITING TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS & SENIORS
Members have the opportunity to earn 3 hours of service by writing 6 letters of encouragement to:
a. Medical Workers (for distribution at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton)
b. Grocery Store Workers (for distribution at several different local grocery stores)
c. Transportation Workers (to be distributed to workers at Enterprise Rent a Car)
d. Seniors (for distribution at Morningside Retirement Community in Fullerton)
Feel free to use your creative skills and prepare your letter in publishing software or by hand. Unlike our Operation Gratitude letters that are a little more professional, it's OK to get colorful in your design, add pictures, etc. We envision these letters being posted in common areas or break rooms, so they should be easy to read in a large font. We've created a few samples to get you started, but please express your own feelings and style:
Completed letters can either be dropped off at our collection location (see address below) or sent digitally. For physical letters, please place them into a plastic Ziplock-style bag labeled with your full name and the type of letter(s) enclosed - do not seal them in envelopes, as they will be read for content before distribution. For example, to get 3 hours of credit, you can place 2 senior letters in one bag, 2 medical worker letters in one bag & 2 transportation worker letters in one bag and deposit them into the appropriately labeled boxes at the collection location. It's up to you how you distribute the letters...you could do all six letters to grocery store workers, if you wanted. Just make sure they are bagged separately and labeled. For physical letters, the drop off location is:
711 W. Valencia Mesa, Fullerton, 92835
On the Front Porch
*Letters will be collected every Thursday through the rest of this month
If you are handy with Photoshop or Word, or have a good quality scanner, you can also email your letters in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions? Please email email@example.com
FOOD & SANITATION SUPPLY DRIVE FOR PATHWAYS OF HOPE
We will be accepting drop-offs of non-perishable food items & sanitation supplies for delivery to Pathways of Hope. All day drop-offs will be on Wednesdays at the same address listed above for the letters. We've created a Track it Forward events for each remaining Wednesday in April where you can see more details:
Wednesday, April 15th
Wednesday, April 22nd
Wednesday, April 29th
We know this is a lot of information, so please don't be shy to reach out with any questions. Please also stay tuned for emails this week regarding our May 3rd virtual meeting, membership renewals, the New Member Information Meeting and much more.
Fullerton Service League of Boys