GDOS

Great Day of Service

October 14 is our Fall GDOS! Get ready to have some fun working in the community. We’ll have service sites at the church and around the city. We’ll gather for a devotion and breakfast in the Community Commons at 8:00 AM before heading out to our sites. See below for all of our service sites.

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Service sites: 

Jubilee Jobs 
Location: Jubilee Jobs, 2712 Ontario Road NW, Washington, DC 20009
Type of work: resume preparation, practice interviews, job online applications
No. of volunteers: 7
Age restrictions:18 years and up
Foundry site leader: Chris Kim
Handicapped Accessible? No

Bread for the City Orchard
Location: USD Murkirk Research Farm
12001 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD 20705
Type of work: orchard: weeding and harvesting. End-of-day clean-up
No. of Volunteers: 25+
Age Restriction: 5+ with supervision
Time: 10:00AM-2PM. Volunteers are encouraged to car-pool from Foundry or meet at the site.
We will connect you with other volunteers so you can coordinate.
Handicapped accessible: No

Waiver: BFTC Waiver UDC Waiver
Capitol Area Food Bank
Location: CAFB warehouse - 4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20017
Type of work: Sorting canned goods, or similar work
No. of Volunteers: 20 (plus the youth group)
Age restriction: 6th grade or older.
Site Leader: Whitney Kinsey
Waiver: CAFB Waiver (if under 18)
 
Foundry Job Corps
Location: Foundry B1
Type of Work: Painting
No. of Volunteers: 6
Age Restriction: Grade 3+ if supervised
Site Leader: Kyle Parker
Handicapped Accessible? No

Books to Prisons
Location: Foundry B2
Type of Work: read prisoners’ letters and match up requests with books on the shelves
No. of Volunteers: 10
Age restriction: 18 or older
Site Leader: Chris Matthews
Handicapped accessible? Yes


UMCOR Health Kits - Donate now to help purchase supplies (give to GDOS)
Location: Foundry Fellowship Hall
Type of Work: We are packing health kits for United Methodist Committee on Relief to help with hurricane, flood, and fire response.
No. of Volunteers: 15
Age restriction: 2nd grade and under
Handicapped accessible? Yes

Furnishing an Apartment with Lighthouse – pick-up trucks welcome!
Location: Lighthouse apartment

Type of Work: moving furniture and decorating
No. of Volunteers: 10
Age restriction: Grade 9+
Site Leader: Joanne Garlow
Handicapped accessible? No
Ways to help early or from a distance: Purchase items from the wish list at Ikea or Amazon.
Or make a monetry donation to GDOS through Foundry. Join us for a furniture building party Oct. 12th!

Food and Friends
Location:
Type of Work: Meal Delivery
No. of Volunteers: 6 (3 cars with drivers needed, 3 passengers)
Age restriction: 18+ with driver's license
Site Leader: Guy Cecil
Handicapped accessible? Yes

Saturday Morning Cooking Mission

Location: Foundry Kitchen
Type of Work: Preparing meals
No. of Volunteers: 5
Age restriction: Grade 6+
Site Leader: Jim Hatt
Handicapped accessible? No

I.D. Ministry
Location: Foundry
Type of Work: Experienced volunteers help neighbors acquire vital documents.
New volunteers welcome to come learn the system.

No. of Volunteers: 4
Age restriction: Grade 12+
Site Leader: Jackie Wright-Martin
Handicapped accessible? Yes