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									Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill

Community Outreach Weeks 2009
Co-Chairs: Phyllis Feller (cell) 856-313-3020 Cynthia Ketner (cell) 717-645-0625 If you have questions contact uucchcow@gmail.com

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Please fill in the registration form and return it by September 27th to the COW table in the Fellowship Hall You may also access the registration form at the UUCCH website; www.uucch.org (click on activities) and send it to uucchcow@gmail.com. If you want to mail the form, send it to: COW c/oUUCCH 401 N Kings Highway Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill
401 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ08034 September 13, 2009 Dear Members and Friends: Our fourth annual Community Outreach Week is an inspired and inspiring opportunity to fulfill our mission to create a more just world and a caring community while nurturing a spirit of generosity! We hope you, your family and friends will join us from October 10th until October 25th, for one or more community service activities. Last year more than 100 of you joined together to help make our community a better place and enjoy the fellowship of our collective efforts. In the catalogue accompanying this letter you will find a list of over 20 volunteer activities, a brief description of each activity and the time it takes place. Some of the activities include serving meals at a homeless shelter and the Ronald McDonald House , a fund-raising walk for the AIDS society, planting trees in Camden, cleaning up at the Palmyra Nature Center, escorting patients into the NJ Women’s Center, playing with children at the Voorhees Pediatric Facility, helping at the Cherry Hill Food Bank, working for Habitat for Humanity, Urban Promise, an Alzheimer’s Chapter, CASA and the Frances House. We also will be cleaning some animal shelters and the USSNJ battleship. Following this September 13th Sunday Service, we will begin to register congregants and friends. Ask anyone on the COW planning committee (listed below) and you can learn more about the volunteer organizations. On Sunday the 13th and for several Sundays thereafter, members and friends may sign up for their preferred volunteer activities. Most of the volunteer activities are planned for the morning and afternoon of October 17th and 24th. On Sunday October 25th after the service we will host a celebratory lunch in Fellowship Hall. NOTE: There are also volunteer activities on October 10th, 11th,12th, 13th 14th, 15th , 18th, 19th,20th and 22nd. Visit us at www.uucch.org (click on activities). Families with children, teens, neighbors, work colleagues, and friends are welcome! We can all make a difference and reach out to our wider community. Won’t you join us? COW planning committee Nancy Ashton Sue Camlin Linda Delany Ken Goldberg Susan Duncan Phyllis Feller (co-chair) Cynthia Ketner (co-chair) Ryan Ketner Amelia Kressler Karen Morgey Michelle Mueller John Nielsen Felix Ullrich Peg Willard

Community Outreach Week 2009 Calendar
Sunday, September 13, 20, 27
11:45am-12:45pm

COW Registration in Fellowship Hall following services

Sunday, September 20

Deadline for COW t-shirt order. They are Neon Green this year. Cost of shirt is $6. Registration Deadline

Sunday, September 27

Sunday, October 4
Noon

COW Team Leaders meeting-Horsch room

Saturday, October 10
9am TBA 8am

Plant trees in Camden Paint at Francis House in Camden Work at Habitat for Humanity in Clayton

Sunday, October 11

Learn about CASA, Francis House, Hopeworks, Furrever Friends in Fellowship Hall (after service) Prepare bags for Food Drive (See 10/18 and 10/24 entries)

Monday, October 12
4pm-5pm

Wrap Utensil packets at Medford Leas for Cathedral Kitchen

Tuesday, October 13
5pm-8:30pm

Work at Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Pantry

Wednesday, October 14
3:30-4:45pm

Serve dinner at Cathedral Kitchen

Thursday ,October 15
9:30am-1:30pm

Work at Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Pantry Help Alzheimer’s Chapter with a mailing Help CASA with training materials Work at Habitat Restores Work at Lindenwold Animal Adoption Center Escort women at the NJ Women’s Center Serve Breakfast at Ronald McDonald House Clean the USS NJ Play with children at Voorhees Pediatric Facility

Saturday, October 17

See times in catalog

Sunday, October 18
7:30am-1pm Noon-2pm

Fund raising walk in Phila. for AIDS society Deliver bags for Food Drive to benefit CH Food Pantry

Monday, October 19
4-5pm

Wrap Utensil Packets at Medford Leas for Cathedral Kitchen

Tuesday, October 20
5-8:30pm

Work at Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Pantry

Thursday, October 22
9:30am -1:30pm

Work at Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Pantry

Saturday, October 24 Work at Voorhees Animal Orphanage Work at Habitat Restores Work at Habitat for Humanity in Clayton Pick up bags of food collected for CH Food Pantry Clean up Palmyra Nature Center Plant trees in Camden Work at Urban Promise in Camden

Various times in catalog

Sunday, October 25

Lunch in Fellowship Hall after services

2009 Community Outreach Week Projects
Most of the COW volunteer activities are on Saturday, October 17th and 24th. A few opportunities are scheduled for October 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th , 20st, and 22nd. TBD – Team Leaders are needed for these projects. Please indicate your willingness to be a team leader on the registration form. Below is a summary of each activity. For more detailed information ask a COW committee member at the registration table. Also, your team leader will call you a week ahead of your activity to give you detailed instructions and directions to the volunteer site. You WILL be registered for the activity for which you sign up. If the activity is filled you will be contacted.

Saturday, October 10
Help paint at the Francis House: Adults and high school youth are needed to paint some rooms at
the Francis House. The Francis House is a center that assists people who have Aids and their families. Location: 2818 River Road, Camden. Team Leader: TBD TBA

Build a Habitat for Humanity House in Clayton,NJ. Volunteers (no children) are needed to help
with building a home in Clayton, NJ. You will be doing clean up, landscaping, drywall, painting, framing and trim work, so wear work clothes and work boots. Tools are provided. Bring your lunch and no smoking. Team Leader will provide directions as the location is not on GPS. Team Leader: TBD 8:00am-Noon

Plant trees for the NJ Tree Foundation Urban Airshed Reforestation Program in Camden. Volunteers work in groups of three to plant trees. Up to 35 volunteers are needed. The location is
in Camden. The exact address is unknown at this printing. Tools and planting supervision are provided; children welcome. Wear old clothes and work gloves. Carpooling advised. Rain or shine. Team Leader: Ryan Ketner 717-418-1114 ryanketner@comcast.net 8:30am

Sunday, October 11
Representatives from the organizations listed below will be in Fellowship Hall after the service to explain opportunities available for you to volunteer through the year:
CASA stands for “Court Appointed Special Advocates of Camden County”. The main function of this agency is to represent in court the best interests of children who are under DYFS care due to neglect/abuse by their parents. To become an advocate you must be selected by CASA and attend 30 hours of training. CASA also needs help in their office located on Haddon Ave in Westmont. Francis House is a Franciscan sponsored AIDS walk in facility for those infected with AIDS and their families and friends. It is a center where no judgments are made and no questions asked. They treat the mind, body and soul. Some services offered are meals, massage and Reiki . FurreverFriends, Inc. spays and neuters all animals prior to adoption. It works to find responsible homes for rescued animals through a detailed application process. Furrever Friends needs volunteers who can process adoption applications carefully so that the cats are placed in homes of people who will take good care of them. Furrever Friends also needs people to provide foster homes for cats, to help staff at the adoption center at PetSmart in Cherry Hill and Deptford, to share in responding to Hotline Calls, to transport cats to vet offices, help in TNR rescues, as well as assisting in other activities to make this rescue run smoothly.

Habitat Restores are retail outlets where quality, used and surplus building materials, home furnishings, furniture and tools are sold at a fraction of normal prices. Proceeds from ReStores help local affiliates fund the construction of Habitat houses within the community. Many affiliates across the United States and Canada operate successful ReStores—some of which raise enough funds to build an additional 10 or more houses per year. Materials sold by Habitat ReStores are usually donated from building supply stores, contractors, demolition crews or from individuals who wish to show their support for Habitat. In addition to raising funds, ReStores help the environment by rechanneling good, usable materials into use. Hopeworks’s mission is to enhance the lives of inner-city Camden youth by expanding learning opportunities available to them. The heart of the program is technology training. The Hopeworks e-mentoring program presently has 32 online mentors. You can access information on this program on the Hopeworks website under mentoring. This is an ongoing program that does not require any travel, only access to a computer/laptop. The e-mentoring program is an opportunity for Hopeworks to connect a youth with a friend. You can also volunteer to tutor reading, writing and math throughout the school year and in the summer. Training and tutoring takes place at 543 State St, Camden. USS New Jersey Memorial and Museum, consisting of the Battleship and a Visitors’ Center, interprets the USS New Jersey (BB-62)’s distinguished naval service spanning conflicts from World War II through the 1990s and highlights the State of New Jersey’s contribution to that service. The memorial fosters innovative programs that will have a significant impact on the economic and educational base of the region. Help Karen Morgey prepare the plastic bags that are to be distributed in the October 18 th project-see October 18th for more information.

Monday, October 12
Wrap utensils at Medford Leas for the Cathedral Kitchen Up to six volunteers are needed to
help wrap packages of utensils for the Cathedral Kitchen shelter. Up to four supervised youth can also attend. This will be held in Bea Smolens Apartment at the Medford Leas Retirement Community. Team Leader: Cynthia Ketner 717 645-0625 uucchcow@gmail.com 4pm-5pm

Tuesday, October 13
Work at the Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Pantry Up to eight volunteers are needed to help
sort food, stack shelves and package and distribute bags of food at the Food Bank located at St Michael’s Lutheran Parish House. The Pantry now serves 600 families in the Cherry Hill area. Children are allowed if supervised. Parking is available. Also need volunteers 10/15 from 9:30am-1:30pm, 10/20 from 5-8:30pm and 10/22 from 9:30am-1:30pm. www.cheryhillpantry.com Team Leader: Sue Camlin 856-461-8881 scamlin1@comcast.net 5pm-8:30pm

Wednesday October 14
Help serve dinner at Cathedral Kitchen. Seven volunteers are needed to serve the dinner meal to
300 individuals. Only volunteers over 17. Location: 1514Federal St, Camden. Wear your COW t-shirts or conservative clothing. Team Leader: Keith Ewan 856-783-2035 keith_ewan@comcast.net 3:30pm-5pm

Thursday, October 15
Work at the Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Pantry- For information see entry under October 13
Team Leader: Sue Camlin 856-461-8881 scamlin1@comcast.net 9:30am-1:30pm

Saturday, October 17
Help the Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association- This chapter needs up to five volunteers to
help stuff envelopes for a large mailing to supporters in Southeastern Pa, NJ and Delaware. The activity is in the Horsch room at UUCCH. The mailing is to promote a candlelight vigil in November. The goal of this chapter is to enhance care and support services for individuals with dementia and their families and to advance Alzheimer’s disease research. Team Leader: Peg Willard 609-315-6074 peg.willard@comcast.net 2pm-4pm

Help at the Animal Adoption Center in Lindenwold. This is a No-Kill shelter that provides spay
and neutering services. From five to ten volunteers are needed to help clean up the center. There may be an opportunity to interact with the kittens. Children if supervised are welcome. 501 N. Berlin Road. Parking is available there. Located about 4 blocks from the Patco Lindenwold stop. Team Leader: TBD 9:30am-12:30pm

Help CASA (“court appointed special advocates”) put together their training notebooks: Come to UUCCH Horsch Room. CASA needs help organizing for future training sessions.
CASA uses trained court appointed volunteers to represent in court the best interests of children getting DYFS services because of abuse or neglect by their parents. See www.casaofcamdencounty.org. To become an advocate you must be selected by CASA and attend 30 hours of training. Team Leader: Nancy Ashton 856-216-2357 ashtonn@stockton.edu 11am-noon

Work at Habitat Restores: Twelve volunteers are needed to help organize the new Habitat store at 695
Central Highway in Pennsauken. This is a retail outlet for building supplies, furniture, and tools. The profit goes to Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will set up display racks, clean and prepare furniture for sale and fill display areas with merchandise. Volunteers should be adults. Youth over age 13 if supervised are welcome. Volunteers need to bring cleaning supplies. Team Leader: TBD 8:30am-4pm

Make breakfast for families at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden.
Up to ten volunteers (children okay if supervised) are needed to prepare and serve breakfast for 40 people who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House while their children are being treated in nearby hospitals. Volunteers must purchase the food. Food can be prepared ahead or use the large kitchen in the house. Located at 550 Mickle Blvd. Parking available or use the Patco High Speed line. Team Leader: TBD 9am-11:00 am

Be an escort at the South Jersey Women’s Center for women patients- This center
provides reproductive and gynecological healthcare. Five volunteers will assist patients and their families at the clinic at 10014 Haddonfield Road in Cherry Hill. (Across from Wegmans). You will also be trained to handle any protesters who may be outside the clinic. Your continued volunteering is appreciated on other Saturdays. Team Leader: Phyllis Feller 856-784-5791 nfeller@comcast.net 8am-11am

Clean and tour the USSNJ- Volunteers who are 18 or older are needed to clean the USSNJ battleship
so that it may be turned into a memorial and museum. A tour of the battleship will be given. Volunteers need to bring brooms and cleaning supplies. You may bring lunch if desired. The battleship is located at 62 Battleship Place in Camden. Team Leader: TBD 9am-1pm

Play with children at Voorhees Pediatric Facility. This is a care facility for medically fragile,
technology dependent children. Up to ten volunteers for each of two one hour shifts are needed to play games with the children. Located at 1304 Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees. Older teenagers and adults are welcome. Team Leader: TBD 10:30-11:30pm 2pm-3pm

Sunday, October 18
Walk/Run to raise money for AIDS society- Walk 8.5 miles from Eakins Oval in front of Phila Art
Museum through Philadelphia. Solicit sponsors before the walk and join a team from UUCCH. Team will leave from Haddonfield Patco Station at 7:30am. Minimum age is 8th grade or 6th and 7th graders if accompanied by a parent. Walk begins at 9am and takes about 2-3 hours. Contributions go toward AIDS services, research and AIDS education in the Delaware Valley. www.aidswalkphilly.org Team Leader: Michelle Mueller (856) 667-3618 uucchre@aol.com 7:30am-1pm

Food Drive for Cherry Hill Food Pantry- Drop off empty bags requesting donations for the Cherry
Hill Food Bank. Six to twelve volunteers are needed to hang several hundred bags on Cherry Hill neighborhood doors. Volunteers should be over age 14 unless accompanied by an adult. Three to Five adult drivers are needed. Team Leader: Karen Morgey (856) 435-0070 cell Noon-2pm kjmorgey@comcast.net

Monday, October 19
Wrap utensils at Medford Leas for the Cathedral Kitchen Up to six volunteers are needed to
help wrap packages of utensils for the Cathedral Kitchen shelter. Up to four supervised youth may attend. This will be held in Bea Smolens apartment at the Medford Leas Retirement Community. Team Leader: Cynthia Ketner 717 645-0625 uucchcow@gmail.com 4-5pm

Tuesday, October 20
Work at the Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Pantry- For information see entry under October
13th Team Leader: Sue Camlin 856-461-8881 scamlin1@comcast.net 5pm-8:30pm

Thursday, October 22
Work at the Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Pantry- For information see entry under October
13th Team Leader: Sue Camlin 856-461-8881 scamlin1@comcast.net 9:30am-1:30pm

Saturday, October 24
Food Drive for Cherry Hill Food Pantry- Pick up bags filled with donations for the Cherry Hill Food
Pantry. Six to twelve volunteers are needed to pick up several hundred bags on Cherry Hill neighborhood doors. Volunteers should be over age 14 unless accompanied by an adult. Three to Five adult drivers are needed. Team Leader: Karen Morgey (856) 435-0070 cell 1pm-3pm kjmorgey@comcast.net

Work at Habitat Restores: Twelve volunteers are needed to help organize the new Habitat store at 6955
Central Highway in Pennsauken. This is a retail outlet for building supplies, furniture, and tools. The profit goes to Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will set up display racks, clean and prepare furniture for sale and fill display areas with merchandise. Volunteers should be adults. Youth over age 13 if supervised are welcome. Volunteers need to bring cleaning supplies. Team Leader: Susan Duncan (856) 464-9392 duncan.susan@verizon.net 8:30am-4pm

Build a Habitat for Humanity House in Clayton. Volunteers (no children) are needed to help with
building a home in Clayton, NJ. You will be doing clean up, landscaping, drywall, painting, framing and trim work, so wear work clothes and work boots. Tools are provided. Bring your lunch and no smoking. Team leader will provide directions as the location is not on GPS yet. Team Leader: TBD 8:00am-Noon

Plant trees for the NJ Tree Foundation Urban Airshed Reforestation Program in Camden. Volunteers work in groups of three to plant trees. Up to 35 volunteers are needed. The location is
in Camden. The exact address is unknown at this printing. Tools and planting supervision are provided; children welcome. Wear old clothes and work gloves. Carpooling advised. Rain or shine. Team Leader: Ryan Ketner 717-418-1114 ryanketner@comcast.net 8:30am

Work at the Palmyra Nature Center. This center needs 20-25 volunteers to clean up the beach of
debris and invasive species. Children if supervised are okay. Bring your gloves. Rain or shine. Picnic tables available for lunch Team Leader: Linda and Tom Delany 856-779-2890 Gemini0651@yahoo.com 10:00am-1pm

Help with a variety of tasks at Urban Promise: Urban Promise has schools, after school and
camp programs for Camden youth. They need us to clean up their facility after a fundraiser event. Between 10-15 volunteers, high school age or older can help. Carpool from UUCCH or go to 3700 Rudderow Ave, Camden. Team Leader: John Nielsen 856-234-0568 jnielsen7@comcast.net 8:30am-Noon

Help at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage Four adults and 2 youth (older than 12) are needed to
help clean up the center. An orientation will be given so that volunteers can work with the animals in the future. This shelter rescues homeless and unwanted cats, dogs and places them with loving homes. Location: 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees. Parking is available onsite. Team Leader: TBD 1pm-3pm

Sunday October 25 A lunch will be provided after services for volunteers to discuss their experiences during 2009 COW.

Volunteer Form

Community Outreach Week
October 10th-25th 2009
1. Name:_________________________________________________________ Phone: (_____) - _____ - _________ E-mail:________________________________________

If more than one family member is participating in the same chosen activity, please list all names below. For all children under the age of 18, please put child’s age next to their name. _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ 2. _________________________ _________________________

Please “X” next to each activity those listed above are interested in participating in.
10/10
□ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ GC Habitat-needs leader 8AM – 12PM NJ Tree Foundation 8:30 AM Francis House-needs leader Medford Leas Utensil Wrap 4PM – 5PM CH Food & Outreach Pantry 5PM – 8:30PM Cathedral Kitchen 3:30PM – 4:45 PM CH Food & Outreach Pantry 9:30AM – 1:30PM SJ Women’s Center 8AM- 11AM Lindenwold Animal Adoptionneeds leader 9:30AM – 12:30PM □ □ □ □ □ □ Habitat ReStore-needs leader 8:30AM – 4PM Ronald McDonald Houseneeds leader 9AM – 11AM USS New Jersey-needs leader 9AM – 1PM Alzheimer Assoc 2PM-4PM CASA 11AM-12PM Voorhees Pediatric- needs leader 10:30AM-11:30PM or2PM-3PM

10/20
□ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ CH Food & Outreach Pantry 5PM – 8:30PM CH Food & Outreach Pantry 9:30AM – 1:30PM GC Habitat-needs leader 8AM – 12PM Urban Promise 8:30AM – 12PM Habitat ReStore 8:30AM – 4PM NJ Tree Foundation 8:30 AM Palmyra Cove Nature Park 10AM – 1PM Food Drive for Cherry Hill Food Pantry 1PM-3PM Voorhees Animal Orphanageneeds leader 1PM – 3PM

10/22 10/24

10/12 10/13 10/14 10/15 10/17

10/18
□ □ Philly Aids Walk 7:30AM – 1PM Food Drive for Cherry Hill Food Pantry 12PM-2PM Medford Leas Utensil Wrap 4PM – 5PM

10/19
□

3.

Are you willing to be a Team Leader for an activity marked as needing a leader? If yes, which activity? _________________________________

Y / N

4.

There will be a COW Lunch on Sunday October 25 th in Fellowship Hall after services. Please write how many you expect to attend the lunch _____. The cost is $5 per person and $10 per family, payable the day of the lunch. COW t-shirts are available for $6. Please sign the order list and pay at COW registration table. All shirt orders must be submitted by September 20th.

5.

Thanks for working together! Please return this form to the COW table in Fellowship Hall on Sundays or to the UUCCH COW mailbox in the Commons or email it to uucchcow@gmail.com by September 27th. Sign up early. If you have questions contact uucchcow@gmail.com


								
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