You can support the Foundations of Love through sponsoring, giving, serving and volunteering. We offer a number of ways to give, including planned giving, gifts in kind, and more. Every contribution makes a difference!
Our busy, day-to-day lives make it seem impossible to cram another thing into the mix. We have our own personal schedules and then our families’. It is no small feat to keep everything balanced. Volunteer, too? There’s just no time! Or, is there?
We have some easy tips on how you can make volunteering a part of your daily routine.
1- Check out our Facebook page. You likely check Facebook at some point in your day. Keep in touch with us. Share our posts to help us spread awareness. It’s an easy way to reach out to your friends and an effective way to stay involved.
2- Start a collection. Loose change adds up quickly and over time you will see just how much you can give without even noticing. The ability to give is hidden under your couch cushions and at the bottom of your purse.
3- Recycle. Collect your empty laser toner and Inkjet cartridges at your work or at home. Then, donate them to Foundations of Love. We can recycle them for cash! This helps us and the planet.
4- Get that cell phone upgrade. When you upgrade, simply send your old phone to us. Old phones collect dust in your drawer. Help us collect cash for your cell phone instead.
5- Talk to your family. Tell them about upcoming events and plan how you can all enjoy the event together. By talking to one new person each day the Foundations of Love family could grow exponentially. Chat with those you love about the foundation you love.
These are just five things that you could incorporate giving into your day. Acts of kindness and generosity do not have to seem like chores or take up your day. Sometimes the smallest actions have the biggest reactions.
And if you do have an extra hour to share with Foundations of Love, you can do something like mow the lawn at our house like Jackson. He says, “I am glad I can help out someone else, it reminds me to be thankful for what I have. This opportunity helps the people living in the house and makes our community a better place when we all work to make it a nice place to live. “
There is always room for anyone who is willing to volunteer. Your unique skill set can be put to good use through a variety of tasks and events. Foundations of Love is immensely appreciative of any and all volunteering you are able to provide. After following a few policy procedures, you can begin to better both Foundations of Love and your community.
The first step in the volunteering process is to fill out an application. The application must be turned in with a signed confidentiality statement, conflict of interest and release of information sheets. This paperwork is required by the state of Missouri. The paperwork will not take up a great deal of your time. However, it is necessary to continue on the journey of working with Foundations of Love.
So, you have submitted all of the necessary requirements! Now is when the real changes can be made. Volunteers work alongside board members and other volunteers to create a beneficial and lasting impact on the St. Charles community. Volunteering opportunities for Foundations of Love come in all shapes and sizes. Do not ever think that you are unfit to be a volunteer.
Do you like to work outdoors? Join a House Team! You will take a very hands-on approach to volunteering on homes newly acquired by Foundations of Love. Your day could be filled with gardening tasks such as mowing a lawn or trimming bushes. You might also get the chance to clean out gutters or do other handy work based on the generally needed maintenance of the home. The neighborhood and the residents of the home will fully appreciate the time and energy you put in.
Do you like to work behind the scenes? Come donate your time to one of the mailings put out by Foundations of Love. You can be a part of the team that sends out information to the community and helps get the word out about the amazing activities and resources Foundations of Love provides. When there are no mailings to be done, other administrative tasks are always available and any help will never be turned away.
Love being a part of a humanitarian crowd? Volunteer at one of our many events. Put on your best smile and be a door greeter. Put on your working gloves and join the setup or cleaning crew. Other volunteering opportunities are event specific. Events that would not be possible without volunteer interaction include:
Volunteering is so much more than the work being done. It is about the people you serve with and for. It is about being a part of a positive community who works hard to build something that will stand the test of time. Foundations of Love is eternally grateful for every volunteer who has spent their days helping to build that family. We are always ready to welcome volunteers with open arms, and we hope to see your application very soon.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to become a volunteer.