By Mike Marvin
Once again, volunteers are asked to help sort and box donated food products from collections accepted at Schnuck’s stores and other locations throughout our community in the month of November. I became involved with Clare House in the summer of 2008. I have coordinated the sorting and boxing phase of this huge food drive from that time. Making the 20th annual event my seventh year involved with this charitable work.
Over the years, I have found that the most rewarding aspect of this work for me is witnessing the tremendous giving spirit and joy I see in the eyes, and hear in the voices, of all who are involved with this segment of the drive. I know that it is genuine because of the high percentage of volunteers that return year after year.
If you would like to experience this joy and serve you neighbors in need at the same time, you are welcome to join us. Groups, families, and individuals are invited to participate.
We work from 5 PM to 7 PM on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Mondays in November; and the 1st Monday in December. For more information, contact: Mike Marvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-829-1518 . Mention that you read this article In the Clare House Newsletter.