Laundry & Shower Program for the Homeless

MAY
4
Date & Time:

Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Volunteers:

37 have signed up & -2 openings remain.

Project Leaders:

Marsha Grim

Description:

The Laundry Shower Ministry

 

This project will benefit our homeless and poor neighbors in downtown Fullerton. Volunteers will participate in the Laundry Shower Ministry, which has been an ongoing, twice a month ministry since 2013. The Ministry is sponsored by The Vine Church, but our team of volunteers comes from numerous area churches and civic groups.

Through the Laundry Shower Ministry, we provide mobile showers, laundry services, a full lunch, donated clothing and hygiene items, resource referrals, and (most important!) friendship for our homeless and poor guests. We typically serve 50 or more regular guests, the majority of whom are men.

This project is limited to adults or high school students, although junior high students who serve with an older family member would be welcome. New volunteers who sign up through Love Fullerton will work alongside some of our experienced ministry volunteers to help with the following tasks:

Setting up prior to ministry

Setting up and serving lunch

Sorting donated hygiene items

Assisting guests to select donated items

Cleaning showers and handing out shower supplies

Washing loads of laundry at a local laundromat

Tearing down and clean up at the end of ministry

While all of this is happening, our volunteers mingle and engage in conversations with our homeless friends. Our guests are grateful for this ministry, and they love to meet and talk with new people!

Please note that the time for this project is different than most Love Fullerton projects.

Volunteers should arrive between 10:45 and 11:00 am, and we will finish about 3:30+ pm.

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. This project occurs in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Pomona Ave. and E. Amerige Ave. (church address is 236 E. Amerige Ave., Fullerton.). We are about 1 block from Wilshire Plaza, where the Love Fullerton Rally will be held at 8:00 am.

We would appreciate if the Love Fullerton volunteers could bring something to share with our homeless guests. Suggestions are: travel size hygiene items, new or gently used clothing and shoes, and individually wrapped snacks.

SCHEDULE 

8:00 AM ☕️ Morning Gathering (Check-In, T-Shirts, Food Drive, Free Breakfast and Coffee)

8:45 AM 🎉 Opening Rally (Music and Vendors)

9:30 AM ❤︎ Service Projects

12:30 PM 🍔 After Party (Celebration, Free Lunch and Closing)

 

The Morning Gathering begins at 8 AM with FREE food and beverages in Downtown Fullerton’s “Downtown Plaza” (129 E Wilshire Ave) where the Farmer’s Market is typically held on Thursdays!

⚠️ PRINT, SIGN, and TURN IN your liability form at the morning Gathering to receive your free T-Shirt!

⚠️ You will receive additional instructions from your project leader prior to beginning your service. 

The After Party begins at 12:30PM (including Free lunch for everyone) at the Fullerton College Quad at 12:30PM. 

🚙 Parking will be located in the Fullerton College parking structure off Lemon Street.

 

Thank you for your willingness to give back to your community! If you have any questions, please email this project's Project Leader or contact@lovefullerton.org!

Thank You, This Project is Full

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