3 Ways to Give Back to your Community

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 5:06pm.

April is National Volunteer Month and the Kris Lindahl Team – big believers in helping out those that need it the most – have a couple of ideas of how you might volunteer right here in our community.

Assist the Elderly in North Oaks

Waverly Gardens, a senior living community in North Oaks, offers several volunteer opportunities for those interested in assisting their senior residents. From children to older adults – they accept most volunteers.

Some of their needs include supplementing staff service to give the little “extras” to brighten someone’s day. Spending time socializing with the residents is also a needed service.

Administered by Presbyterian Homes and Services, you can learn more about volunteer opportunities at Waverly Gardens by visiting the website.

Help the Hungry

The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is part of the Community Education Program of the Mounds View Public School District. It offers emergency food assistance, school supplies and holiday help to low income residents.

The program is always looking for caring folks to help them out. Current volunteer opportunities include:

  • Help participants grocery shop
  • Answer phones
  • Receive and sort food donations
  • Stock shelves
  • Pick up food donations
  • Organize food drives at your church, school or neighborhood center.

Ralph Reeder is open Monday through Friday in the daytime and in the evenings on Tuesdays so you should be able to find a volunteer schedule to fit your needs.

Learn more by visiting their website.

Help Beautify North Oaks

Even the most beautiful communities need help to remain that way and the North Oaks Garden Club could use a hand. The Spring Plant Sale is coming up on May 9, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Before that, however, they need strawberry flats – at least 250 of them. If you have some sitting around, feel free to drop them off at the Community Room on Village Center Drive on Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

They may also need volunteers the day of the plant sale, helping customers load their purchases into their vehicles. Get more information on the Garden Club’s website.

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