Starting October 1, we will be hosting the Safe Car Park again at CGS - that’s only a month away! We are once again looking for volunteers once again for check-in/check-out and to bring meals. We had a really great experience hosting in June, but have made a few changes both in how we are going to do volunteer sign-ups, and some of the check-in/check-out procedures.
We will send out invitations later this week through Breeze to sign up. If you do not receive an invitation, but are interested in helping out, please email Rachel (firstname.lastname@example.org). The invitations will include more detailed instructions for volunteers on check-in/check out and providing meals.
Check-in/check-out: In June, we allowed the guests to stay at CGS all day, but in October, we will be asking them to go elsewhere during the day (this is what we had planned to do pre-COVID, but made an exception in June as we figured things out). That means we will need volunteers to check people out when they leave in the morning, and check people in when they leave in the evening.
Meals: In October, we will only be providing meals (breakfast and dinner) three days a week: Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Many of the guests leave on weekends and we found towards the end of the month in June that not all of the meals were being eaten. We will also ask guests at the beginning of the month to “opt in” for meals, since some of them did not eat any meals last month. This will help us provide the right number and have less wasted food.
Donations: We would also gladly accept donations of the following items, which you can bring to the church any time in September and leave in the bins in the Narthex:
- Wet wipes
- toothbrushes (no toothpaste)
- full size shampoo & conditioner
- individually packaged drinks that are not water
We are really looking forward to hosting again in October with all of you! Please reach out if you have questions to any of us on the Safe Car Park Team:
Kevin Visscher (email@example.com)
Rachel Visscher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sarah Janigian (email@example.com)
Chelsea Byom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Manda (email@example.com)