We are seeking volunteers to support the Augsburg Fairview Academy (AFA) Clothing Closet beginning in the Fall of 2018. Duties involve bringing donations from our church to AFA, organizing the closet, keeping track of what is needed, and helping with special clothing drives like winter coats.
The volunteer opportunity lasts the school year – September through early June. The work needs to be done in day hours during the work – Fridays are particularly good. AFA is located at 2504 Columbus Ave So (one block east of Park Ave) near Abbot Northwestern Hospital and the Swedish Institute. There is parking on the street and the neighborhood feels very safe. The school is in the education building of Messiah Lutheran Church.
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, contact Cindy Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.377.6789. Many thanks to Joyce Case and Rita Franchett who staffed the Clothing Closet for 5 years – it is a fun job, just ask them!
*Augsburg Fairview Academy (AFA) is a public charter high school for students who have not been successful in the public schools. Many of the students are homeless or marginally housed. AFA is one of First Universalist’s endorsed community partners and we have been working with them for five years. At the students request, First Universalist established a Hope Food Closet and Hope Clothing Closet within the school – we are the primary supporter of these “closets”.
Food and Clothing donations are not needed until fall. School is out June 8 and there is no summer session at AFA. Thank you for your generosity throughout the school year!