VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Fall and Winter Clothing Give-Away
Saturday, November 4: Drop off donations from 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Location: Grace Church Parish Hall (entry at back of building)- 33 Church St., White Plains, NY
Donations Requested: Coats & winter accessories for children and adults in wearable not repairable condition (no other winter clothing needed)

Thanksgiving Holiday Grocery Bags
Weekdays until Tuesday, November 7: Drop off donations 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Lifting Up Westchester- 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY
Donations Requested: Turkeys, hams, canned vegetables, instant potatoes, macaroni & cheese, gravy mix, stuffing, canned cranberries, brownie or other dessert mixes, pies or grocery store gift cards. Grocery store gift cards give individuals the dignity of purchasing their family’s favorite holiday foods and carrying on important cultural traditions.

Teen Weekend
Saturday, November 11: Help assemble Thanksgiving grocery bags.  11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Lifting Up Westchester- 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY
Donations Requested: Holiday food items (see above), grocery store gift cards, wrapping paper (plain/holiday)
Volunteers Needed: Teens. Advance registration required.

Pie Day
Saturday, November 18: Drop off donations from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Lifting Up Westchester 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY
Donations Requested: Homemade or store-bought pies (no pecan or cream pies).

Holiday Goodie Bags Project – Off-Site Youth Project
Monday, November 20: Drop off donations 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Lifting Up Westchester- 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY
Donations Requested: 25-125 individually wrapped bags containing cookies/mini muffins/unfrosted brownies (no nuts) and a few candies (chocolate kisses or pieces of wrapped candy or mini candy cane). Please wrap “goodie bags” in cellophane and tie with curling ribbon.
Volunteers Needed: Boy or Girl Scout Troops or Youth Groups. Phone ahead to pledge your donation

Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 23:  Drop off donations 8:00-9:00 a.m. Location: Grace Church Parish Hall (entry at back of building)- 33 Church St., White Plains, NY
Donations Needed: Prepared trays of mac & cheese, collard greens, cooked vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing or fruit.
NO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Holiday Grocery Bags
Tuesday, December 5: Drop off donations 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Lifting Up Westchester- 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY
Donations Requested: Turkeys, hams, canned vegetables, instant potatoes, macaroni & cheese, gravy mix, stuffing, canned cranberries, brownie or other dessert mixes, pies or grocery store gift cards. Grocery store gift cards give individuals the dignity of purchasing their family’s favorite holiday foods and carrying on important cultural traditions.

Packing and Wrapping Day
Saturday, December 9:
Help assemble holiday grocery bags and gift wrapping. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Lifting Up Westchester – 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY Donations Requested: Socks, board games, sports balls and ethnically diverse dolls for distribution to homeless and economically disadvantaged adults and children.
Volunteers Needed: Teens and families with children 7 years and older. Advance registration required.

Deck the Halls Day
Week of December 11:
Help decorate our soup kitchen, Open Arms Men’s Shelter, Samaritan House Women’s Shelter or the LUW main office.
Location: Call Nancy Inzinna at 914-949-3098 ext. 9737 for assignment
Donations Requested: Holiday decorations
Volunteers Needed: Corporate Groups, Organizations, Boy or Girl Scout Groups or Youth Groups.

Cookie and Pie Day
Saturday, December 16: Drop off desserts between 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Lifting Up Westchester- 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY
Donations Requested: Home baked or store-bought cookies, pies and desserts (no pecan pies or cream pies). Make this an activity with your family and friends. Baking will be distributed at Grace’s Kitchen (soup kitchen), and through our supportive housing programs and Brighter Futures Youth Programs.

Holiday Goodie Bags Project – Off-Site Youth Project
Wednesday, December 20 & Wednesday, December 27: Drop off donations 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Lifting Up Westchester- 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY
Donations Requested: 25-125 “goodie bags” containing wrapped cookies/mini muffins/unfrosted brownies (no nuts) and a few candies (chocolate kisses or pieces of wrapped candy or mini candy cane). Please wrap combined items in cellophane and tie “goodie bags” with curling ribbon.
Volunteers Needed: Boy or Girl Scout Troops or Youth Groups. Phone ahead to pledge your donation

Christmas Day Dinner
Monday, December 25: Drop off prepared food donations between 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Grace Church Parish Hall (entry at back of building)- 33 Church St., White Plains, NY
Donations Needed: Prepared trays of mac & cheese, collard greens, cooked vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing or fruit.
NO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

New Year’s Day Dinner
Monday, January 1, 2018: Drop off prepared food donations between 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Grace Church Parish Hall (entry at back of building)- 33 Church St., White Plains, NY
Donations Needed: Prepared trays of mac & cheese, collard greens, cooked vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing or fruit. For more information call (914) 949-3098, ext. 9735
Volunteers Needed: Individuals and families with children 15 years and older to help prepare and serve meals. Advance registration required.

For more information contact Nancy Inzinna, Volunteer & Community Relations Manager at
ninzinna@liftingupwestchester.org or (914) 949-3098, ext. 9735
To make a cash donation:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES