Super Serve Saturday

Super Serve Saturday

As a way to bring families, multiple generations, and people of all backgrounds together we are offering different opportunities to serve in meaningful ways throughout Cincinnati. There is something for each age and ability – no superpowers necessary – just a willing, humble and flexible spirit and heart for all!

Super Serve Saturday is BACK
and better than ever!

3rd Saturdays of the month – April 17 and May 15

We have adapted to COVID so that people can still serve in meaningful ways to support local partnerships. There are family friendly options, no contact options, serving at home, and limit numbers for each project to keep with COVID guidelines. 

See below to get this month’s description of each of the local partners, projects, safety measures in place, and to sign up for where you want to serve: 

Partners & Projects

Saturday, April 17th

Serve with Wesley Chapel Mission Center in Over the Rhine for mentoring/learning with the STAR Club kids: 

  • 10:15a -12:45p at Wesley Chapel Mission Center (70 E McMicken Ave)
  • Volunteers need to be age 14 and up (anyone younger, ages 4-13, would need to come with a parent and participate in the program like the other children attending)
  • A tutoring opportunity (STAR stands for Science, Technology, Arithmetic, and Reading) working with children pre-K to 6th grade.
  • Instead of meeting at the church, you will go directly to Wesley Chapel Mission in Over-the-Rhine. After enjoying a nutritious breakfast, PreK-6th grade children work one-on-one with volunteers on homework or materials provided by WCMC. Through this program, we are able to support and encourage the work that goes on in school. Students are invited based on the number of volunteers we have, so we are always looking for help in this area.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, clothes, and bring a water bottle and mask.
  • Click here to fill out their volunteer form online before you serve
  • Safety Measures in Place? All students and volunteers will have a health check prior to entering our buildings. Hands are to be washed as soon as you enter. Masks should be worn by students, staff and volunteers throughout the day. Please bring your own mask and a water bottle.

Help make a house a home with New Life Furniture Bank in Blue Ash: 

  • 9:00a -12:00p at New Life Furniture (11335 Reed Hartman Hwy. Unit 134 in Blue Ash)
  • A team of up to 8 (ages 12 and up) will help make a house a home by sorting dishes and linen donations and boxing them up for delivery.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, clothes, and bring a water bottle and mask.
  • Please click here to download, print, fill out and bring the volunteer form when you serve.
  • Safety Measures in Place: Limited number of people in serving, temperature upon arrival and sign off on COVID checklist, tables are spaced 6ft apart, gloves and hand sanitizer at each table, please bring a mask to wear.

Provide part of a lunch for clients and staff for The Center for Respite Care: 

  • Want an option where you can serve at home? Sign up to make and drop off part of a meal (entree, side, salad, dessert, etc.) for The Center for Respite Care. Drop off takes place at the church parking lot or kitchen and the Sheldons will take the meal to Respite.
  • Items that need to be hot/warm for lunch need to be dropped off at the church on Saturday morning at 10:45a.
  • For a totally no contact option, choose a cold/room temperature meal item and drop off your item in the Welcome Center kitchen before 10:30a on Super Serve Saturday.

Decorate and/or write a birthday card to brighten the day of a senior with Meals on Wheels of Southwest OH and Northern KY: 

  • An at-home option great for children and people of all ages.
  • Birthday greeting cards should be 4×6 and can use a store bought card with a greeting inside or made from construction/card stock.
  • The birthday wish should be general to be given to any senior on their birthday. Please write in big letters so it can be easily read.
  • Please do no include glitter or religious sayings (with such a large client base we understand that everyone may not be religious or might practice another faith). 
  • Cards should be placed in an UNSEALED envelope and then placed in another envelop to be mailed or dropped off at Meals on Wheels (Meals on Wheels; c/o Ja’lah Willingham; 2091 Radcliff Dr.; Cincinnati, Ohio 45204). 

Buy items for families with Interfaith Hospitality Network: 

  • You can buy and drop off items anytime in April for the Donation Drive for families with Interfaith Hospitality Network.
  • Drop off is in the Social Hall at the church (anytime between 9:00a-5:00p).
  • Click here for the wish list of items.

Past Super Saturday projects included:

  • A team prepared a taco and salad bar to serve and share with 22 patients and staff at the Center for Respite Care.
  • Our youngest team decorated place mats that will be used by patients.

Another team helped to make new houses homes for 20 families by sorting and packing linens and dishes with New Life Furniture Bank.

A team packed over 200 snacks and shelf stable meals for seniors in Cincinnati for Meals on Wheels of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

Over 450 bags were prepared for the Project 5000 food drive during Lent supporting Madisonville Education and Assistance Center’s choice food pantry.

 

Close to 2,000 eggs were assembled, sorted by color, and counted to use at the church’s Community Easter Egg Hunt (will be used for 2021).

Close to 2,000 eggs were assembled, sorted by color, and counted to use at the church’s Community Easter Egg Hunt (will be used for 2021).

A team served at the Habitat for Humanity’s Restore in Bond hill clearing out an area of pallets taking up space in the parking lot. This team organized 30 salvageable pallets and tossed another 30 into the dumpster, nearly filling it.

Another team served at Wesley Chapel Mission Center helping with a mailer to individuals and organizations as well as preparing folders for new volunteers for the summer.

Rev. Kate Smith

Pastor of Mission & Outreach

If you are interested in participating in Super Serve Saturday, please contact Rev. Kate Smith, our pastor of mission and outreach.

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