#Charituesday Contest: Oakland HOPE vs. Yatoomas Foundation for the Kids

Join us in participating with this week’s #Charituesday contest!  We’ve chosen two non-profit organizations from the Fox 2 Gift Giving Guide for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White!  No matter what, both organizations will receive at least a $500 gift certificate to Gardner-White – however – the winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  Vote for your favorite organization below and join us by donating benefit to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 4/23/19 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 4/30/19 AT 10:00 A.M.)

Oakland HOPE

Suburban poverty is here in Oakland County and food insecurity has become its fastest-growing problem. Everyday, poverty-stricken families are forced to choose between basic necessities.

The current infrastructure of services available to low-income families is scattered throughout the county.

Furthermore, as a faith-based organization, Oakland HOPE will provide its patrons with something more than material assistance. We will show them the love of Jesus Christ in everything we do, instilling the only true hope that never fails.

AREAS SERVED: Oakland County

AGES SERVED: All Ages

WISH LIST: Oakland HOPE is very grateful for your donations! We accept clothing, shoes, furniture, housewares, toys, children’s books, and more! We appreciate all monetary donations, which are used to purchase food for the pantry! By donating, YOU are helping feed 300 families a month!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
THRIFT STORE VOLUNTEER
Work in the thrift store by sorting and pricing items! Help keep shelves updated with new merchandise. Work with thrift store staff to keep the store professional and comfortable. Volunteer Shifts are usually 4 hours, fun and flexible.

THRIFT STORE REGISTER
Greet customers as they enter Oakland HOPE while promoting current sales! Check out customers with their purchases and work to keep the shelves tidy. No retail experience required.

PERSONAL SHOPPING
Love talking with people and shopping? Be a personal shopper! Personal shoppers walk clients through and assist them with picking out their groceries.

CHURCH-GROUP COORDINATOR
Designate a “HOPE Ambassador” to be the ACTIVE liaison between your congregation and Oakland Hope.

TECH/IT TEAM– OH GEEK SQUAD
IT Professionals/Interns will volunteer their skills to keep our operation humming. Setting up Office 365, Cloud Computing, POS systems, Database Management, Document Management and Networking are task examples.

RECEPTIONIST
As a receptionist volunteer, you will check voicemails, schedule appointments, make reminder calls and inform clients of what to expect when coming to Oakland HOPE!

INTAKE
As an intake counselor, you will meet with clients to go over their documents prior to receiving food. Great for social work or human resource students looking to get experience or an internship!

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS:

Yatoomas Foundation for the Kids

Bringing Tenderness To Tragedy and turning tragedy to triumph for the families of kids who have lost a parent by providing practical, professional, and personal assistance at each stage of the grieving and recovery process. This Foundation is dedicated in honor and loving memory of Manuel S. Yatooma (1947-1993).

The loss of a parent triggers a broad range of family crises that may take years to surmount. Through partnerships with business professionals and social service organizations, Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids assembles a team of volunteers to meet each family’s unique needs.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: 0-18

WISH LIST: All donations are greatly appreciated! We accept Gift Cards for Food/Gas, Non-Edible Household needs (toilet paper, paper towel, laundry soap, dish soap, hygiene supplies) and seasonal items such as Winter Clothing, Christmas Toys, Easter Baskets, etc.V


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
– Office Volunteer
– Grant Writing Volunteer
– Monthly Program Volunteers
– Christmas Shopper Volunteers
– Gift Wrapper Volunteers

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult) 

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