Posted by Joel DeLong
Volunteering 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 4th and Saturday, November 5th from 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM selling the Rotary Club of Clarkston published paper for donations. Neiman's Family Market (11/4, 11/5, 11/18 & 11/19) and Great Lakes ACE Hardware on Sashabaw Rd. (11/4 & 11/5). The Chamber of Commerce Holiday Market @ Baycourt Brady Lodge on Saturday 11/19
 
On Saturday, December 3rd and 4th, additional groups (including Boy and Girl Scouts) will be at 2 Holiday related locations  - CIDL Holiday book sale on Sat. 12/3, and a Christmas Craft show at CHS on Sat 12/3 and Sun 12/4 .
Volunteers can sign up for two hour shifts.
100% of the monies collected these weekends will be spent on the Rotary Club of Clarkston's annual Shoes for Kids program.
 
Sign up on-line at Signup Genius.com - Rotary Club of Clarkston 2022 Rotary Newspaper Volunteers
TO SIGNUP FOR NEWSPAPER SALES CLICK BELOW: 
 
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" 2022 program will be held on Saturday, November 12th at Calvary Lutheran Church. Setup is scheduled for Friday afternoon November 11th.
 
Our club 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, Bertakis Products will be taking a family portrait or a sitting with Santa and Mrs. Claus at no cost to the family.  
 
"Shoes for Kids" begins with a setup at Calvary Lutheran Church on Bluegrass Drive on Friday night, November 11th with over 40 volunteers needed between 3:00 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 12th. 
On Saturday, December 12th, 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 or volunteers at various areas, hat & glove room, shoe and boot inventory area, shoe helpers, shoe fitters, guides and kitchen help. Several of the locations allow for sitting down.
After the event ends about 3:30 PM another 30 to 40 people will help pack up, load into vehicles and move to storage locker, and the church cleaned and set up for Sunday services. We will be finished before 8:00 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” .
Sign up on-line at Signup Genius.com - Rotary Club of Clarkston 2022 Rotary SFK Volunteers
TO SIGNUP FOR "SHOES FOR KIDS" CLICK BELOW:
 
Or Go To: signupgenius.com/findasignup - Under "Search for a Sign UP" enter email mindyjoel@aol.com
 
We are also asking for donations of gently used adult shoes or boots  for "Shoes for Kids". If you or anyone you know have extras please consider donating. Donations can be dropped off at Spenser Realty, 5916 S. Main St. Clarkston, bringing them either on Friday, November 19th to Calvary Lutheran Church , 60805 Bluegrass Drive, 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 82 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 20 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.