Organization partners seeking helping hands
Did you know that the TimeBank has over 200 organizations as partners?!?! Connecting with organizations is another way TimeBank members can contribute to their community, and earn TimeBank Hours while doing so! Here's a sampling of some of those organizations and some current needs they have, along with a little background info on each. Please consider lending them a helping hand!
Hope and a Future
Hope & A Future is taking a fresh look at the needs and strengths of the two fastest growing segments of our population- seniors and young at-risk families. We are developing a model that brings the generations together in a Therapeutic, Interactive, Intergenerational Neighborhood (TIIN). Located on five beautiful acres in Madison, the setting includes housing for healthy and frail seniors of mixed income levels and affordable rental housing for young families. Included are both indoor and outdoor community spaces where intergenerational relationships can be established around shared activities and interests. To learn more visit our website: http://www.hopeandafutureinc.org/our-story.html
Spring Work Day & Free Cookout
May 6th 8:30 am - 12:30 pm with meal to follow
Come out to help Hope & A Future prepare for the Spring. We will be focusing on planting our large produce garden!
We will be providing a free lunch for all volunteers!
Indoor work will include: washing windows and floors, organizing, dusting, cleaning bathroom and kitchen. All indoor cleaning supplies will be provided. Please dress accordingly.
Outdoor work will include: gardening, landscaping, and general maintenance projects. Please dress accordingly. A list of needed tools will be sent out before the event. Please bring them with if you are able.
Please visit our website at http://www.hopeandafutureinc.org/workday.html to learn more and sign up for this event. We appreciate your signing up if you plan to attend as this will help us plan for lunch.
conNEXTions is a nonprofit organization that guides underrepresented young adults from the Madison community to achieve their financial, educational and career goals through mentoring, networking and professional development.
To celebrate the launch of our program, we are having a kick off event on May 17th, 2017 at World of Beer in Middleton. We are going to have a silent auction and need volunteers to help us reach out to businesses to get donations to help raise money for our program. Silent auction donations can be items, gift certificates or in-kind services. Volunteers and businesses are invited to attend the event. This would be a great opportunity to network and get to know other great people in our community. We would also offer Timebank Hours and give a Facebook shout out to the businesses that make a donation.
Find us on Facebook. www.facebook.com/connextionsmadison
Goodman Community Center
Goodman Community Center runs a busy food pantry three days a week, serving over 125 families each week. We have an exciting opportunity to increase access to food for our pantry clients through donations from Hy-Vee on East Washington Ave. We’re looking for two volunteers to pick up a large donation once a week on Saturdays and deliver the food to GCC. Volunteers must have a clean driving record, feel comfortable driving a cargo van, be able to lift 25 lbs many times over a 1-2 hour period, and be able to bend, stoop, twist, and kneel frequently when loading and unloading the vehicle. A volunteer with a pick-up truck could also use their own vehicle.
Hours are every Saturday from 10:30 am-12:30 pm (somewhat flexible but must start after 10 am), and volunteers are asked to make a three month commitment.
Summer garden help
Goodman Community Center is looking for groups or individuals to help us keep the vegetable gardens that support our food pantry weed free and productive! Some gardening experience is a plus - must be willing to work outside and get dirty! This is a great opportunity to spend some time out in the fresh air, dig in the dirt, and make an impact on hunger in our community.
Tuesdays from 10 am-noon on the following dates: 7/18, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29. Volunteers can help one day or multiple dates!
Goodman Community Center
Options in Community Living
Options in Community Living provides residential support services to individuals who have developmental disabilities. Options' mission is to provide support and coordinate services to enable adults with developmental disabilities to live in their own homes. The agency assists people to make informed choices and reach their own goals. Options believes that every person has the right to live in a home in the community as an active and accepted member of the community.
Here are a few people we provide support to that are hoping to connect with you.
Cindy enjoys creating crafts and gifts for others. She is looking to build a long-term friendship with someone who also enjoys crafting and gift giving. Ideally this would be a once a week commitment. Some of Cindy’s current craft projects are turning old tiles into beautiful drink coasters; she also makes greeting cards, beading necklaces and is interested in painting. Cindy also enjoys keeping up with current events and discussing them. If you are unable to commit to visiting Cindy, she is also looking for phone partners who are interested in checking in on a weekly basis.
James is looking to have someone meet him once a week, in the late afternoons, to draw for about an hour. Mother Fool's on Willy St. would be perfect spot to do this. He would be available to meet on either Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. James is an artist who enjoys expressing himself through theater, music and drawing.
Andy loves dogs and would love to spend time with you and your pet. He is extremely friendly and enjoys gently teasing people while playing board or card games. Andy also enjoys painting and would like to do some gardening in a raised bed or planter.
Cassie loves everything about Japan and is interested in talking about Japan and China-especially with people who have been there. Cassie, herself, has been there twice. She also enjoys talking about Michael Jackson.
We are in need of someone to host and organize a drumming circle in a space that is accessible. It would be preferable if the group could meet on a regular basis.
If you're interested in any of these opportunities or would like to learn more, please contact:
Options in Community Living
Sun Prairie Neighborhood Care Team
TimeBank's Neighborhood Care Team project in Sun Prairie has helped build networks of support for several families who have adult children with developmental disabilities. We hold regular social events to foster more connection for these individuals with disabilities with the wider community. We also facilitate increased exchanges for one-to-one activities for those adults with members of the TimeBank, and respite for the families.
The Sun Prairie Neighborhood Care Team is seeking people who would like to go on 1:1 outings with individuals who could use more activities and fun and live in Middleton, Waunakee, DeForest, and Sun Prairie.Possible ideas for outings might be going for ice cream, taking a walk, going to the movies together, doing arts & crafts together, playing games, bowling, fishing, miniature gold, etc. Also, please consider signing up on our email list for our monthly gatherings in Sun Prairie to share in community & snacks, along with various activities each month such as games, music, art, jokes, and getting to know each other.
Please contact Amy per below if you're interested or would like to learn more. Thanks!
Sun Prairie Neighborhood Coordinator
Thank you for considering helping these organizations as they move forward doing wonderful work that ultimately benefits everyone in our community.
To see a complete listing of the TimeBank's organization partners you can click on the 'members' tab, then click 'organizations'. You may well discover other organizations that you'd love to help out!
Community Outreach Coordinator
Dane County TimeBank