Led by our deacons, Knox has a long history of partnering with Family Life Services, a local aid agency in Ypsilanti offering support, counseling, and material goods to families and singles facing a new and often unplanned pregnancy, encouraging them in making life affirming choices.
FLS is launching an exciting new “Growing Together” education program at their new location, (840 Maus Avenue, Ypsilanti) beginning in January 2018. That means we have new opportunities to engage with them. To express interest and / or learn more about the opportunities below, please contact Becky Gutkowski, FLS Education Coordinator (and Knox Member).
Volunteer Speakers with credentials and/or expertise in childbirth, nursing, parenting skills, nutrition, educational/vocational opportunities for single mothers, or other relevant topics to donate one Wednesday morning annually to leading a one-hour lecture/discussion with a small group of at-risk mothers
An Early Childhood Education Volunteer with credentials and/or experience in to lead a “Play&Learn” class for a small group of moms and toddlers (ages 7 mos – 2 years) on Thursday mornings. Training, materials and a Christian co-leader will be provided. Moms love this class where they get to participate in finger-plays, songs with hand motions, story-time, and crafts with their children.
Two childcare Volunteers with a heart for children to watch a small group of children ages 7 mos – 5 years from 9:45 – 12 noon on Wednesday mornings while their parents are attending our topical class and/or Bible Study class. All childcare volunteers must fill out a volunteer application, have an interview and a criminal background check performed.
Material Goods Volunteers to help sort and organize the donations of diapers, baby clothes, etc. Must have good attention to detail, be highly organized and reliable and able to take direction. High school students are welcome to earn Community Service Hours.