For many years now we have partnered with our neighbor across the street, University Hills Elementary School, to help support their staff, students, and families through several missional areas.
Every school year we assemble a team of people to help tutor the children of University Hills Elementary.
We are always looking for and welcoming individuals who would like to join this team. Each individual tutor comes up with their own hours, within the set school day. Depending on your availability you will be assigned to a class/Teacher. If you have a passion for teaching and/or working with children, this is a great area to work in.
*Volunteer application packets can be picked up in the church front office during normal office hours.
Mobile Food Pantry
Maybe you only have a couple of hours each month to serve. Well then here is the perfect opportunity for you. Every 2nd Friday of the month, starting in September, we host a mobile food pantry for the families of University Hills Elementary. Volunteers are needed to help unload the food and help distribute. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 1:00pm down in the south parking lot of the church, straight across from the school, and distribution starts at 2:00pm.
*The first Mobile Food Pantry for the 2016-2017 school year will be on September 9th!
UHES Garden Club
The garden club meets over at UUMC’s Know, Grow, Show Garden 2x a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 right after school gets out. This is a fun opportunity to get to know some of the kids and help them learn about gardening and growing food. It lasts about 30-45 mins, and its so much fun!
Christmas Angel Tree
During the season of Advent we like to help the children of University Hills Elementary have a Merry Christmas. During this time of year we have an “Angel Tree” located in the front foyer of the church. There people can pick up an angel tag marked with the name, age, and wishes of a University Hills student. Gifts are wrapped and returned under the “Angel Tree” to be distributed to the students.
School Supply Drives
Don’t have time to commit every week, there are still ways you can help our friends across the street. We collect school supplies year round to help the families who can’t afford them. Donations of school supplies and backpacks can be dropped off in the labeled bin in the Church foyer. Also, monetary donations to go towards the purchase of supplies and backpacks are welcome as well, but please make sure your gift is clearly marked for “UHES Supplies”.