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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Prepare Party Favor Bags for Homeless Youth

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

Habitot Childrens Museum
2065 Kittredge, Suite M
Berkeley CA 94704

WHEN

A time to prepare party bags can be scheduled during hours the museum is staffed at the volunteer's convenience, including weekends.

WHO NEEDS TO HELP

volunteers 15 and up can complete the activity on their own after training

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

A homeless child will have a day of joy. A homeless parent will be grateful for what they can give their child.

DESCRIPTION

Homeless children living in shelters or transitional housing should have a special birthday party, too, but without a home or money for a party, many kids miss having a celebration. Habitot gives 12 children a year this opportunity through our relationships with local homeless shelters. You can help make it a special day by preparing party favor bags!

Children and their guests receive an exclusive visit in the museum, pizza, birthday cake, party favors for guests, a special birthday present and more. The parents are grateful, too, since they know they couldn't give their child a party otherwise. Volunteers, wrap ppresents, put together party favor bags, and depending on timing, may help set up parties.


ITEMS NEEDED

All materials are supplied by the museum. (Volunteers do not need to provide anything except their time.)


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age 15 without parent; children under 15 welcome with a parent or guardian.


NEXT STEPS

Make an appointment with Habitot's Operations Manager at (510) 647-1111 x 12 or operations@habitot.org. Be prepared to describe/write why you think this is a good volunteer opportunity for you. Minimum age 15 without a parent; children under 15 welcome with a parent or guardian.


CONTACT INFO

510 647-1111 x 12

Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Contact Habitot's Operations Manager at (510) 647-1111 x 12 or operations@habitot.org to express interest in helping with this fun project.

2. Complete our volunteer training. Upon completion, set up a time to come in and make party favor bags.

3. On the day you come, note the decorating style and positioning of inserts to sample party favor bags and presents.

4. Have fun preparing bags matching the sample model and know you have helped make the birthday of a little one a very special occasion!

 

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