Friday, August 19, 2011

International Furniture Give-Away

The 7th Annual Furniture Give-Away for International Students will take place on Saturday, August 20th.
More than 1700 new international students from all over the world will be arriving in Bloomington soon. Many of them will be coming to the Furniture Give-Away. Your participation in this event is crucial to making it happen. This event would not be possible without the volunteers. We need more than 150 volunteers to make sure the event runs smoothly again. Drinks and lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

There are a variety of needs during the event. Please sign up to be a volunteer right away at . Here are some of the needs:
* Donate your Furniture
* Pickup trucks & drivers
* Volunteers—for light duties & for moving furniture
* Donation of baked goods, hot dogs & buns
* Financial Donation

Please check out the volunteer website at for more information about the volunteer needs and to register to help.
Please contact Mark Boike at 327-8388 or email Mark at for questions

Monday, August 15, 2011

Moving Help Needed

We have a couple of opportunities to help people in need of having things moved in and/or hauled off.

1) Help unload a moving truck on Tuesday, August 16th from noon-2pm for a couple moving into the area for the first time. (They need help lifting and do not know anyone to call and ask for this type of help). Their apartment is in Forest Ridge (along 37 between 2nd and 3rd st). Please contact Nancy in the office for more information, 334-0206 or email

2) This coming Wednesday, August 17th at 8:00AM we will finish a job clearing out a storage unit. The job was started last week and we hope to finish this week. We will meet at the Storage Express right across from the main IVY Tech Campus on Daniels Way. If you can help for a few hours or just a couple of hours please email me at and let me know. This projects is for a disabled, single mom and she will really appreciate your help!
If you have a pickup truck, trailer or big van that is a plus but if you don't and just want to help that's great too!! See You There!

International Furniture Drive

Our annual Furniture Drive for international students is this Saturday (8/20/11).

Drop off furniture
this week from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Gym. Enter the Gym through Door #12. If you have items but can not get them to the church it can be picked up by contacting Elan Rajamani at
or 325-9047 to schedule a time.

Furniture Drive Volunteers Needed.:. We need pickup trucks, drivers and able-bodied people to help move furniture Saturday at the Furniture Give-Away for internationalstudents. We also need other volunteers for traffic control, greeting, registrationand other light duties. Get more information by contacting Mark Boike at or 327-8388.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Backpack Giveaway 2011

Sherwood Oaks is partnering with the Salvation Army and other local churches to give away backpacks and school supplies to MCCSC students on August 4th. SOCC is the host site for gathering the collections, sorting as well as the give away itself.

Throughout the month of July, SOCC will collect donations of school supplies such as paper, notebooks, pencils, pen, markers, crayons, rulers, glue sticks, etc. First, you can help by donating school supplies and bringing them to SOCC prior to August 1st.

The sorting and packing will take place Mon-Wed, August 1-3. Volunteer shifts are two hours, 9-11 am each day (a bit longer if needed). On the morning of Aug 4th we will then give away these packed backpacks to needy families. Many volunteers are needed on the 4th as we expect to give away several hundred backpacks to children. We will need hosts/escorts to walk children and families through the line and also needed are people who can do face painting, etc or monitor areas of entertainment while the families wait their turn.

You can sign up by completing this form Backpack Project 2011 or by emailing Nancy at

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Help Find Lauren Spierer

A request has come in for specialized volunteers in the Find Lauren Spierer search. Currently there is a need for volunteers with ATV’s or horses to help in the search. If you can help go to and click on Specialized Volunteers or call 812-855-5304. (This is a different and more specific need than the daily teams which are being mobilized from Smallwood Apartments). Be prepared to provide the lead time you would need to mobilize as well as your availability.

Monday, June 13, 2011

i2U - New Song Mission

Looking for a local i2U project?
Join us in serving at New Song Mission, a children's home in Brown County. We will be performing light construction projects and other miscellaneous projects around the grounds.

Join in for one day or all five days July 11-15th. Exact times TBD.

Skilled and unskilled workers are needed. Contact Deb at with questions or to sign up.

i2U - Alabama

Touched by the devastating tornado damage this spring? Want to help people who have lost everything? Here's a radical opportunity:

SOCC will be sending a work team to Tuscaloosa, AL from Wednesday, August 3rd through Sunday August 7th. Team members will be doing light construction projects, warehouse work, distributing donations and clearing debris.

Costs will be approximately $150 which covers food, lodging and transportation.

To sign up or to learn more contact Troy Tinsley at or call 317-908-4671. Deadline to signup: July 25th.