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Family Life Services
May 22, 2020
Providing caring support and accurate information to help women make informed decisions and changed outcomes.

Family Life Services logoThe communities FLS serves are among the most severely impacted by COVID-19. While Client Services is using tele-health and secure video conferencing to provide information and arrangements for free medical pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, dedicated volunteers arrive on site after temperature prescreening and disinfecting to assemble layettes, diapers, formula, and desperately needed baby supplies for curb distribution to more than 300 clients this season so far. But there is SO MUCH MORE that needs your hands to keep this operation on the ground! A volunteer list is published below.                                                                                                                                                                                

FLS has an Amazon shopping list. When you order items on the list, your gift will be delivered directly to the center. 

(Another important way you can donate efficiently is through smile.amazon.com. Choose Org.No. 38-2582878 Family Life Services of Washtenaw County as your charity!)

A small bit of your donated time can make a big impact on one person’s life. The variety of volunteer opportunities is large, whether you are administrative or hands on oriented; however you can serve, every action counts.

 


 

Current Volunteer Needs:

 

  • Move our lawn and trim hedges, pulling weed in planters and parking lot
  • Assist with building renovations need to reopen our lobby (installing glass at reception desk windows)
  • Use Publisher and an existing format to create our Spring Newsletter and Annual Report
  • Data entry
  • Research online banking options for digital deposit
  • Help lead virtual Baby Bottle fundraisers
  • Contact other churches to lead a diaper drive, walk for life team, virtual Baby Bottle fundraiser
  • Assist with the job search for 2 new FLS employees
  • Support for our Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 outdoor gala which will be both in person and live-streamed with Pam Tebow
    • Invite major donors to encourage matching funds
    • Live-stream equipment loan, tech support, videographer for “pre-recorded messages”
    • Donation data entry and record keeping
    • Thank you calls and thank you note coordinator & helpers
    • Update the gala program graphic design
    • Assist publicity efforts or help with radio, print and social media
  • Help folding and stuffing for 2 upcoming mailing
  • Cleaning crew 
  • Write thank you cards and condolence cards
  • Coordinate making masks for our volunteers & clients. Do you sew? Or iron? We have patterns for both sew & no sew (just skillfully iron) reusable mask. 
  • Join the team and plan our August 29th Walk for Life! The outdoor event at Lille Park will offer the opportunity to participate without gathering in a large group. 
    •  Data entry Walk for Life Web page. 
    • Create FLS related coloring pages for the children who come to the center during the summer that can also be used at the Walk for Life. 
    • Procure “giveaways” for the walk, bottled water, hand manitized, small personal item
    • Invite major donors to encourage matching funds