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Thursday, October 01, 2009

We're Looking for 50 Volunteers

Generation Charleston, the emerging leaders group, and the Vandalia Rotary are teaming to fight homelessness and hunger with four projects on Oct. 10.

The Day of Service project locations include Union Mission, Manna-Meal, the YWCA of Charleston Resolve Family Abuse Program’s Activity Center and a Habitat for Humanity home-build site.

“This is a big effort, and we’ll need at least 50 volunteers to make it a success,” said Robert Rosano, Generation Charleston community outreach co-captain. “Getting more would be fantastic. In just a few hours on a Saturday, we can make a huge difference and positively affect the lives of many people.”

Duties include sorting canned food at Union Mission; serving food and other various tasks at Manna-Meal; painting at the YWCA center and building homes for Habitat for Humanity. Interested volunteers will receive detailed information. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Brooke Pauley, community outreach co-captain, at and specify your top two project location choices.

“Community outreach is one of Generation Charleston’s most important components,” Pauley said. “Making Charleston a more attractive, vibrant place for young talent involves creating opportunities to help those less fortunate. We’ve found that, by and large, people have a strong desire to improve their communities, and when they are part of this kind of work, they find identity in those communities.”

8:15 am - 8:45 am Check-in/Breakfast at the YWCA on Quarrier Street
8:45 am – 9:00 am Depart for respective project sites
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Work at respective project site
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Travel back from project sites
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Volunteer Appreciation Party at Vandalia Grille. Sponsored by the Vandalia Rotary Club.

This collaborative effort between the Generation Charleston Community Outreach & Housing Teams is Generation Charleston's 4th Quarter Service Project. Previous quarterly projects include the Kanawha River clean-up, a fundraiser for the Childhood Language Center and Summer Fun Day at the Clay Center.


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