Posted by Joel DeLong
Volunteering for Clarkston Rotary (Goodfellow) newspaper sales:
Clarkston Rotarians and other community volunteers will be on Clarkston area streets on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th from 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM selling the Clarkston Rotary published paper for donations. On Saturday, additional groups (Boy and Girl Scouts) will be at Neiman's Family Market and four Holiday related locations (CIDL Holiday book sale, Clarkston Garden Greenery at Calvary Lutheran., Craft show at CHS , and United Methodist World Christmas Market). 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 - Clarkston Rotary Goodfellows
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:
Clarkston Rotary's "Shoes for Kids" 2019 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 Oakland Woods Baptist Church on Maybee Road on Friday night, December 13th over 40 volunteers are 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, Dec. 14th . 
On Saturday, December 14th, 140 volunteers are needed in two hour shifts beginning at 9:00 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, there will be an inventory taken, packed up, loaded into vehicles, and the church cleaned and set up for Sunday services. We will be finished before 6:00 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 -Clarkston Rotary’s “Shoes for Kids” .
 
TO SIGNUP FOR "SHOES FOR KIDS" COPY AND PASTE URL (below): 
www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DA8AF2AA5FE3-shoes4
 
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, shampoos, creme rinses, body lotions, toothpaste and mouthwashes for "Shoes for Kids". If you or anyone you know have extras please consider donating and bringing them either on Friday, December 13th 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 79 years the Clarkston Rotary 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 41 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 21 years over 8,800 children have participated in the program, thousands of volunteers have committed their time and the Clarkston community has generously donated over $265,000 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 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.