SCOPE OF VOLUNTEER WORK:
The Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive is the IRC in Salt Lake City's annual winter wear donation drive to ensure nearly 300 recently arrived refugees receive clean, new or like-new coats, jackets, boots, warm socks, hats and gloves. For many refugees, this winter will be the first time they see snow. We want to make sure they are adequately prepared.
On October 18th and 19th, join us as a volunteer during our winter clothing distribution event! We encourage individuals, small or large groups to volunteer and support our efforts to keep newly arrived refugees warm for the winter. Volunteer support is needed both days.
Join us to:
- Help set up our winter clothing "pop-up" shop.
- Hang clothing, organize racks, and sort winter clothing for refugee families.
- Act as a personal shopper for a refugee family or individual.
- Decide your availability on October 18th and 19th and ask your friends, family, and other networks to join you.
- Email us at VolunteerSLC [at] rescue.org (subject: Winter%20Clothing%20Volunteer%20-%20Inquiry) to confirm your interest and learn more about next steps. We will follow up promptly with more information.
- While you're waiting for your volunteer day, gather new or like-new winter items from your closet, storage unit, family or neighborhood and RSVP to drop off the items by Friday, October 12th. Learn more at Rescue.org/WarmWelcomeSLC.
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