Please welcome Rose Brooks Center to the Serve KC circle of nonprofits, play a role in ending domestic violence and help make our inaugural event a success! We need a minimum of 10 volunteers to launch this event.
The event will begin with an orientation that features a video on domestic violence and an introduction to the Rose Brooks mission. Then volunteers will bring a fun-filled morning to the families at Rose Brooks by joining in the Saturday festivities, which includes a rousing game of bingo and indulging our sweet tooth by decorating sugar cookies. We will also be pitching in with other on-site projects (described below) as needed. This event is scheduled for 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (including travel time) and Serve KC volunteers will be helping at Rose Brooks Center from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
DRESS Please wear closed-toe shoes and modest clothing (no low cut or halter tops, tight clothing, or clothing displaying suggestive or violent content).
LOCATION Since the location of Rose Brooks must remain confidential for the protection of those they serve, we will be signing a confidentiality agreement (at Rose Brooks) and meeting at 8:30 AM at a community building in Prairie Village, KS. From there, we will carpool to Rose Brooks Center, which is a 20 minute drive. Dorris and I will be driving and may need 1-2 people to drive volunteers to the event site. Please indicate if you would be willing to drive when you RSVP. A message containing the address of the community building will be sent to volunteers two days before the event. You may also call Dorris at 913-744-5266 if you have problems finding the meeting location.
WHAT TO BRING Frosting, sprinkles, anything fun and scrumptious for decorating cookies. Dorris and I will bring about four dozen sugar cookies (unless you tell me you are a pastry chef or a lean, mean baking machine, in which case, I will be happy to bow out and let you bring two dozen cookies).
AGE RESTRICTIONS Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Rose Brooks Center is a domestic shelter that protects individuals, families and pets by providing emergency shelter and innovative programs that allow those they serve to rebuild a life based on respect, compassion, and love. To achieve this goal, Rose Brooks offers a comprehensive program, which includes emergency shelter, therapy services, children’s programs, pet shelter, Bridge Program, economic advocacy, and court advocacy. You can learn more about the visionary work being done by this nonprofit to end the cycle of domestic violence at http://rosebrooks.org/about-rosebrooks/overview.
“Rose Brooks Center envisions a world free of violence. We will serve as a leader of innovative comprehensive family violence services, sharing our legacy of hope through advocacy, education, and empowerment.”
Rosie’s Closet – Serve as the “Fashion Police” for the clothing donations we’ve received, so they’re ready for our women to get much needed items to start their new life. Includes: sorting, folding, and placing items in Rosie’s Closet.
Kitchen Duties & Fun Activities– Help cook the mass quantities of food to needed to keep the families in shelter full and healthy. Then after the meal, participate in activities for our residents, such as arts and crafts or games. Includes: assisting kitchen staff to cook for approximately 90 people.
Shelter Deep Cleaning – Make the Rose Brooks Emergency Shelter a neat and tidy home for the women and children we who call it home. There is always something that needs cleaning, as you can imagine. Includes: washing walls, sanitizing toys, and other hard surfaces.
Facilities– Help Rose Brooks work on the always an on-going list of facilities projects we have to keep our shelter in tip-top shape. Perfect for those who are handy with tools. Includes: painting, yard work, general facility upkeep.