• Serving Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Arrive at the Site: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch for Volunteers:
    • Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
    • Location: TBD

Why are we serving here?

ForColumbia’s mission – to bring Christians together to love and serve our neighbors – puts us in touch with those in Columbia who may feel more marginalized;  elderly individuals, single parents, those with disabilities or those struggling with financial instability. This year we are once again partnering with the City to serve in housing managed by the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA). Part of this effort includes working at J.W. Blind Boone Community Center. Blind Boone centralizes the youth education, resident services, and family self-sufficiency programs provided by CHA to public housing residents. CHA’s Moving Ahead Program works with children in kindergarten through 8th grade living in public housing and adjacent neighborhoods, providing healthy snacks, help with homework and tutoring, as well as other enrichment opportunities. The staff at this community center work hard in the lives of low-income families, and we believe our efforts this year will encourage not only the kids and adults who use this facility, but the hardworking staff as well. This is why we believe your day will be well-spent serving at the J.W. Blind Boone Community Center.

Site Rating for COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity

This serving site features two (2) distinct zones of service.

COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity: BLUE

BLUE:

Outside, possible to maintain social distancing most of the time or inside, with social distancing at all times.

COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity: YELLOW

YELLOW:

Outside with no social distancing or inside with social distancing most of the time.

What does this mean?
Please see COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity Levels for more information.

Don't Forget to Wear Your T-Shirt! Green = Site Leader. White = Volunteer.What can I expect?

Volunteers at this site will be working inside cleaning and organizing spaces used by the children, as well as working outside to spruce up the garden beds and spread mulch at the playground.

What should I bring?

All basic supplies will be provided by ForColumbia.

  • Come prepared to work outside; if sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2021 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, older children who can assist in this project are welcome to participate.