Hello Brothers and Sisters,
Looking for ways to keep yourselves and your families busy as well as follow President Nelson's advice last week to "look for opportunities to help those around you, near and far?" Not to worry! Just Serve has you covered.
Log-in to JustServe.org, put Corona CA into the search engine, and you will find many opportunities to serve our local community AND keep a safe, social distance from those around you. Here are just a few of the opportunities you'll find:
Masks4Millions - Perfect for anyone who likes to sew (or wants to learn! these are easy!). As you probably know, the world is facing a critical shortage of face masks. Become part of the solution by using up any extra fabric you have laying around to make these simple, yet desperately needed face-masks. Sewing plans included.
Peppermint Ridge Mask Donations - Peppermint Ridge is a local nursing home that is also seeking mask donations of all types.
Kaiser Permanente, San Bernardino County Hospice - Asking for homemade masks. Contact Tara Mackie, MSW at 909-368-7398
Settlement House - A local Corona food bank in need of “pop-top” style foods items that our homeless neighbors can use without preparation. You can just drop-and-go.
Hats for the Homeless - Calling all knitters! This wonderful organization is in need of hand-knit hats to distribute to the homeless.
Color a Smile - This nonprofit collects and distributes cheerful drawings to Senior Citizens (a great way to reach out to folks stuck in nursing homes right now), Troops Overseas, and anyone in need of a smile. Anyone can participate -- in fact this is probably a case where the younger the artist, the bigger the smile!
Project Linus - If you are a budding quilter or blanketeer, this is your chance to shine. This organization provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to seriously ill and traumatized children with the gift of new, handmade blankets and afghans.
Sock Monkeys - These adorable, handmade stuffed animals are needed in local hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement communities. Again, this is a wonderful way to reach out to older individuals who are cut off from their loved ones right now. A project for the whole family! Plans and tutorials provided.
Cards4Kids - Anyone can make a cheerful, encouraging card to be distributed to the young patients of Loma Linda Children's Hospital.
We've got even more, social-distance-friendly projects listed on Just Serve, and new ones are added all the time. You can also go to californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19/ to learn more about local opportunities to serve.
Keep Calm and Serve on!
Your Corona Stake Relief Society Presidency and
Kristy Jones, Corona Stake Just Serve Coordinator