Serve Day 2021



Serve Day 2021

Westwood’s Serve Day is an opportunity for the church to bless our community through serving! Scroll down and select “about” to learn more about each organization and specific serving opportunities, and then the “Sign Up to Serve!” button to join us!

We hope you can join us Saturday, May 15, 8:00am-12:00pm.

Bush Lake Campus

New Life

New Life Family Services walks beside each client offering them love and support to make informed and educated decisions in their time of crisis and need. First Care Pregnancy Center provides comprehensive services to men and women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Volunteer work includes deep cleaning the office, sorting through baby clothes/donations, and bundling diapers.

Oak Point Elementary

Help clean up the grounds at Oak Point Elementary.

Volunteer work includes raking/weeding, landscaping around the building, sweeping pavement/playground areas, and wiping/washing exterior windows.

VEAP

VEAP is a basic needs organization whose programs include access to healthy foods, social services, housing stability, and supportive services.

Volunteers will spruce up the space through general facilities cleaning/detailing, organizing the community room and volunteer gathering area, sorting food in the pantry, and updating names in forms.

Chanhassen Campus

Beacon - Families Moving Forward

Beacon – Families Moving forward provides shelter for Scott/Carver county families and helps them work toward stable, affordable housing.

Volunteers will clean and reorganize storage areas at the shelter, assist with yard work as weather allows, and help reorganize the kitchen and play area.

Bluff Creek Elementary School

Bluff Creek Elementary School Garden serves as an outdoor classroom inviting children and staff to connect with nature and experience hands-on learning. Located in the commons between the school and Chanhassen Recreation Center, the garden also provides a welcoming place for the greater community to gather.

Volunteers should dress for outdoor work repairing wooden garden beds and trellises and preparing soil for planting. We invite you to stop by the garden area prior to the workday if you are curious to see the space. There are also garden beds on the south side of the building.

Chanhassen Elementary School Garden

The Chanhassen Elementary School Garden provides learning opportunities in many ways.

Volunteers will help prepare the school garden by clearing out old growth, laying down fresh soil and mulch, plus making minor repairs to existing garden boxes.

Fishing For Life

Reel ‘em in with FFL – puts fishing gear into the hands of kids.

Volunteers will help by organizing donated/used rods, reels, tackle, & tackle boxes that will be refurbished and given to kids & youth programs in our communities.

The FurniShare Ministry of Love INC

The FurniShare Ministry of Love INC collects and redistributes gently used furniture to share with neighbors in need in Carver County.

Volunteers will assist with donor pickups, recipient deliveries, warehouse organization, or resale store operations such as inventory and loading/unloading of donations.

His House Foundation

His House Foundation serves the community by providing direct services to families in need and serves as a catalyst for increased sharing within our community.

Volunteers will help by reorganizing the resource center. Weather permitting there will also be outdoor work hosting a tent outside for people to grab food and essentials.

Hope Garden

The Hope Garden provides produce for the Hope House, local food shelves, and other area organizations.

Volunteers will help prepare the garden for the growing season and plant seeds. The Hope Garden Team will provide instruction (no experience required).

180 Degrees: Hope House

Hope House is a six-bed, short-term emergency shelter for youth ages 14 –19 who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers will be cleaning/organizing in the garage, inside the Hope House, and in the gardens and fire-pit area.

The Humanity Alliance

The mission of The Humanity Alliance is to restore love and dignity as they serve the most vulnerable populations.

Volunteers will be packing nutritious meals to fill the gap of weekend access.

La Academia and Kinder Academy School Garden

The school garden at the La Academia and Kinder Academy School serves as an outdoor teaching resource for teachers. During the summer, it runs as a community garden, where families are able to take food home and donations are given to a local food shelf.

Volunteers will help with general gardening tasks.

Westwood Kids Ministry - Serve Day

Volunteers will help prep for summer ministry, getting activities ready for VBS and summer weekends, and will clean toys and organize some of the kids’ storage area.

Online Campus

Westwood Online Campus - Serve Day

Westonka Area

Westwood Westonka - Serve Day

Volunteers will meet at 8:30am at the Gillespie Center and then volunteer at either WeCAN or the Westonka Food Shelf. You will receive more details as the date gets closer.

We hope you can join us Saturday, May 15, 8:00am-12:00pm.

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