The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is looking for volunteers for a variety of positions. These projects are not posted on VolunteerLakecounty.org, so you may be requried to create a new log in on the Food Bank's website in order to register.
April 18th-24th is National Volunteer Week, and we want to take the this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers who give of their time and talents to make Lake County a better place for all! In addition to saying thank you, we also wanted to tell you about a special volunteer opportunity happening that week. We're looking for volunteers to create homemade encouragement cards for our Level Up clients.
Level Up is a program that helps struggling, working families gain access to job training, financial education, assistance with child care, and access to barrier buster funding to help them overcome the obstacles that are preventing them from moving into better paying jobs and becoming more financially secure. Participants in the program often face a lot of stress and challenges, and don't have much of a support system to help them stay positive during trying times. This sometimes leads to them being overwhelmed and feeling like they can't accomplish their goals.
We're looking for handmade cards that include encouraging messages like, "You can do it!" "Keep up the great work!", "You're almost there!", "You can do anything you put your mind to.", etc. Feel free to get as creative as you'd like with your cards. They can include drawings, glitter, stickers, or simply encouraging messages. This is a remote project, meaning it can be done at home or at your workplace. It's also a family-friendly project, so get the kids involved!. All you need are things like paper, markers, crayons, and any other craft supplies you want.
We're asking volunteers to make cards at home or at work and drop them off at our office, 221 W. Ridge Rd. Griffith, IN, 46319 during Volunteer Week (April 18th-24th). You can drop the cards off using the mail slot in our front door. Simply slide your cards in and they will be collected in a bin and distributed to our Level Up clients when they need a little pick me up.
Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance is offering free financial education workshops that are open to the public. You just need to register for the session you would like to attend by CLICKING HERE. You can click on the image below to download the full PDF for this month's training for easier viewing. Please share with anyone you know who might be in need of some financial coaching.