Posted by Joel DeLong
Volunteerng for Rotary Club of Clarkston (Goodfellow) newspaper sales:
Clarkston Rotarians and other community volunteers will be on Clarkston area streets and at local businesses on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th from 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM selling the Rotary Club of Clarkston published paper for donations.
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On Saturday, December 4th additional groups (including Boy and Girl Scouts) will be at Neiman's Family Market and three Holiday related locations (CIDL Holiday book sale, Clarkston Garden Greenery at Calvary Lutheran, and a Christmas Craft show at CHS). Volunteers can sign up for two hour shifts.
100% of the monies collected that weekend will be spent the following weekend on the Clarkston Rotary's annual "Shoes for Kids" program.
 
Sign up on-line at Signup Genius.com - Rotary Club of Clarkston 2021 Rotary Newspaper Volunteers
TO SIGNUP FOR NEWSPAPER SALES COPY AND PASTE URL: 
 
 
 
OR GO TO: signupgenius.com/findasignup-  Under "Search for a Sign Up" enter e-mail  mindyjoel@aol.com
 
Volunteering for “Shoes for Kids” program for Clarkston school children:
Rotary Club of Clarkston "Shoes for Kids" 2021 program will provide over 400 Clarkston school children with new shoes, winter boots, hats and gloves. 
The Clarkston Area Lions will offer free eye exams and the Clarkston Optimists will provide new socks. Local dentists are donating toothbrushes and toothpaste to promote better dental hygiene. In addition MPK Photography will be taking a family portrait or a sitting with Santa at no cost to the family.  
 
"Shoes for Kids" begins with a setup at Calvary Lutheran Church on Bluegrass Drive on Friday night, November 19th with over 40 volunteers needed between 3:30 PM until about 8:30 PM helping set up tables, unloading and setting out the shoe, boot, hat and glove inventory to get ready for the event on Saturday, November 20th. 
On Saturday, December 14th, 140 volunteers are needed in two hour shifts beginning at 7:30 AM until the last child leaves about 3:30 PM.
Various assignments include checking in and out families at various areas, hat & glove room, shoe and boot inventory area, shoe helpers, shoe fitters, guides and kitchen help. Several of the locations permit sitting down.
After the event ends about 3:30 PM another 20 to 30 people will take an inventory, help pack up, load into vehicles, and the church cleaned and set up for Sunday services. We will be finished before 7:00 PM. Food and drinks will be made available for volunteers throughout the day.
Join us in one of the largest annual Clarkston community service projects. 
Clarkston Community School students and others can also earn community service hours. 
 
Volunteers are able to sign up on-line for a variety of jobs at Signup Genius -- Rotary Club of Clarkston’s “Shoes for Kids” .
 
TO SIGNUP FOR "SHOES FOR KIDS" COPY AND PASTE URL (below):
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OR GO TO: signupgenius.com/findasignup - Under "Search for a Sign Up" enter e-mail  mindyjoel@aol.com
 
We are also asking for donations of hotel size or larger soaps, body wash, shampoos, creme rinses, body lotions, deodorant, toothpaste and mouthwashes for "Shoes for Kids". If you or anyone you know have extras please consider donating and bringing them either on Friday, November 19th or by calling Joel or Mindy DeLong at 248-625-9741 to make arrangements before the day of the event for pickup.
 
Background:
For the past 81 years the Rotary Club of Clarkston has proudly sold a published newspaper for donations on the streets of Clarkston. The first 38 years were primarily focused on providing Clarkston families with Holiday food baskets, Christmas gifts and funds for medical issues, heating and lights. During the past 43 years our club's "Shoes for Kids" program has focused on providing new shoes, winter boots, hats and gloves to Clarkston school children.
 
Over the past 23 years over 11,000 children have participated in the program, thousands of volunteers have committed their time and the Clarkston community has generously donated over $300,000 to help make "Shoes for Kids" a reality for Clarkston school children. The Clarkston Rotary would like to sincerely thank everyone involved for their trust and dedication. 
For more information regarding Rotary Club of Clarkston, the programs or the volunteer positions please call Joel or Mindy DeLong at 248-625-9741 or e-mail mindyjoel@aol.com.
Help make a difference in a child's life.