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2018 Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities- McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa

2017 Day of Service Tulsa Mary Em mango

 

This year you have not one, not two, not three, but four volunteer opportunities for AARP’s Day of Service on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Join us in McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee or Tulsa as we roll up our sleeves to participate in local community service projects. AARP staff and volunteers will be volunteering at the local food banks in Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa. In McAlester, volunteers will assemble backpacks with food for children needing nutritional snacks on the weekends.

Last year, 75 AARP volunteers and staff "Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope" and helped sort and pack more than 29,000 pounds of food AARP’s 16th Annual Day of Service.

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance promotes community service on 9/11 as a tribute to the victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks. "AARP was built on the core beliefs of volunteerism, service, and civic engagement. AARP OK members, individually, volunteer hundreds of hours each year in their communities in a variety of activities," said Joe Ann Vermillion, AARP OK state president. "Our statewide Day of Service volunteer opportunities are a wonderful opportunity to come together and give back as we focus on 'Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope' in our communities."

McAlester - Shared Blessings

1558 South Main Street

McAlester, OK

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch and an AARP volunteer shirt will be provided. If you have questions, please call Mashell Sourjohn, msourjohn@aarp.org or call 405-715-4474.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Oklahoma City- Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

3355 South Purdue Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

**Please note that closed-toe shoes are required for this activity.**

Lunch and an AARP volunteer shirt will be provided. If you have questions, please call Mashell Sourjohn, msourjohn@aarp.org or call 405-715-4474.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Shawnee - Community Market of Pottawatomie County

120 South Center Street

Shawnee, OK 74801

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteers will also be accepting food bank donations.

**Please note that closed-toe shoes are required for this activity.**

Lunch and an AARP volunteer shirt will be provided. If you have questions, please call Mashell Sourjohn, msourjohn@aarp.org or call 405-715-4474.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Tulsa - Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

1304 North Kenosha

Tulsa, OK 74106

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

**Please note that closed-toe shoes are required for this activity.**

Lunch and an AARP volunteer shirt will be provided. If you have questions, please call Joy McGill, 918-352-5641, or email jmcgill@aarp.org.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired high school principal, founded AARP in 1958. AARP evolved from the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA), which Dr. Andrus had established in 1947 to promote her philosophy of productive aging, and in response to the need of retired teachers for health insurance. Since its inception in 1958, AARP has grown and changed dramatically in response to societal changes, while remaining true to its founding principles:

  • To promote independence, dignity and purpose for older persons
  • To enhance the quality of life for older persons
  • To encourage older people "To serve, not to be served"

"The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live." - Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus

 

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