National Family Volunteer Day

National Family Volunteer Day, powered by Disney Friends for Change is less than a week away!

Please join us Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Allen R. Baca Center – Grand Room (301 West Bagdad, Building 2 – Round Rock, 78664) for a day of service with your family.

National Family Volunteer day is a day of service designed to demonstrate the power of families volunteering together. Celebrated annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Day “kicks off” the holiday season with giving and service.

At our event we will be working on several projects including:

Gratitude Jars for Meals on Wheels
Brighten the day of a homebound senior citizen this holiday season by making a gratitude jar that will be given to them with their Thanksgiving meal through Meals on Wheels. This is a great opportunity to reflect on what you are thankful for and share that message to uplift and encourage others.

Appreciation Cookies for local nonprofits
We have many nonprofit agencies in our community doing so much good work for our friends and neighbors in need. You can join us in saying thank you by decorating cookies that will be taken to 10 nonprofits in Williamson County.

Cause Awareness Bracelets for you and a friend
We all experience challenges in our lives. It’s important we are educated, aware and sensitive to the needs of others. You will have the opportunity to make a symbolic bracelet representing various causes we care about. Make one for yourself and make another as a gift for a friend!

If you would like to participate please RSVP by calling 512-733-7625 or emailing volrock@volrock.org.

Volunteer to help Hurricane Sandy victims

Just over a week ago Hurricane Sandy made landfall leaving many Americans on the east coast in need.

There are many ways to help the east coast recover from this devastating storm. Several national organizations asking for assistance include:

1. The Salvation Army is providing hot meals, water and shelter to the victims from this storm.  To help them in their effort you can donate money on their website.

2. The American Red Cross is collecting blood to serve those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  To donate blood make an appointment at the American Red Cross near you.  The American Red Cross Disaster Relief is also asking for monetary donations, so they can continue to offer shelter, clothing, supplies and food to these victims.

3. The Humane Society is assisting in pet searches and rescues in New York and New Jersey. If you would like to help with their effort to return pets to their owners you can donate to their disaster relief fund.

There are also many local organizations assisting in efforts to get the east coast back on its feet.  To find out how your favorite organization is helping with Hurricane Sandy relief make sure to call them or visit their website.