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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

 

 

 

 UPCOMING PROJECTS

 October 1-December 18, 2014

· Collect 15 items for Outreach Program Holiday Gift Bags.

(Drop off at Center 50+ reception desk or bring with you on Dec. 18th.)

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014     9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

· Operation Santa - Location Center 50+  

Filling gift bags for soldiers, making cards, packing boxes, etc…

No sign-up required, just show up.

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014     1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

· Outreach Program Holiday Gift Bags - Location Center 50+

Wrap gifts and fill bags with collected items.

    ** Holiday treats will be served

 

 PAST PROJECTS

Project -UGM Harvest Dessert

ACT NOW Team members volunteered to assist with set-up for the annual Union Gospel Mission Harvest Dessert.  Team members on Friday, October 11, 2014 set-up tables, table decorations and place settings and other misc. duties.

Project -Boot Scoot Brew & BBQ

ACT NOW Team members volunteered at Center 50+'s Annual Fundraising Event, the Boot Scoot Brew & BBQ on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Volunteers assisted with ticket sales, raffles, set-up and clean-up and misc. duties.

Project -Veteran's Stand Down

The ACT NOW Team assisted with 2014 Veteran's Stand Down project on Friday, September 19th at Grace Baptist Church in Salem from 9 a.m.-2 p.m..  The Team served meals and directed veterans to on-site services. 

Project -Washington Elementary School - Vision Testing

The ACT NOW Team assisted with Vision Tests at Washington Elementary School on Thursday, May 22, 2014 and Friday, May 23, 2014. 

Project -Washington Elementary School - Reading Program

The ACT NOW Team assisted with Literacy Night at Washington Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Volunteers assisted with reading and craft projects.

Project - Outreach Program Holiday Project

Act Now participants volunteered to collect items to create gift bags filled with items for Center 50+'s Outreach Program that works with homebound seniors.  The ACT NOW TEAM gathered on Thursday, December 19th to assemble the bags and share some holiday cheer.  They sorted, wrapped gifts, and filled the bags with items such as handmade scarves, handmade shopping bags, crossword books, calendars, writing materials, lotion, cards and more.

Project - Operation Santa 

Act Now participants volunteered with Operation Santa sponsored by the Marine Corps Family Foundation.  Volunteers filled Christmas stockings, wrapped gifts, made cards, packed boxes, etc... for our deployed soldiers.  on Saturday, November 16, 2013 -at Center 50+ Auditorium- 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR.

Project- Veteran's Stand Down

ACT NOW participants volunteered at the Veteran's Stand Down Event held at the Salem Armory on Friday, September 27, 2013.  Volunteers greeted Vets, served coffee and donuts, directed Vets to services and served over 300+ lunches. 

Project - Draft Stoppers

Volunteers completed approximately 60 Draft Stoppers on May 23rd.    The draft stoppers were filled with cat litter.  PETCO-Keizer Station generously donated some of the cat litter for the project. 

Door stoppers were donated to the Community Action Agency's Energy Assistance Program to give to their clients to assist in reducing energy costs and reduce the strain on heating resources in our community.

Thank you to the Sewing Club at Center 50+ for preparing the draft stoppers for us to fill.

 

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