ServeFLO 2017 Projects

A List of Current ServeFLO 2017 Projects. Register Here to help.

Saturday, June 17
Florence SC Downtown Roll & Cycling Festival
Project Leader: Janet Brand & Liz Moore
Project Description: To teach safe cycling, promote newly renovated Florence downtown area and encourage family and community participation.
Project Location: First Presbyterian Church at 700 Park Avenue, Florence, SC
Project Times: 9:00 am (set up)/ 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Little Kid Friendly Project? Yes
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed:25-30 total
-Bike Route: 6-10 needed
-Games: Five games with four volunteers each in 12 shifts (15-20 needed)
-Parking Lot: 3 needed
Volunteers Registered:0
Volunteers need to bring: Bicycles if possible to ride on the route.


June 18-23 week
LifeChangers (Please Note: External volunteer registration and registration fee required)
Project Leader: Louanne Stewart
Project Description: LifeChangers is a local mission week where youth who have completed 7th grade through adults work on homes of lower income families in our community. We work through the City of Florence to secure the work sites. Students and adults are divided into crews who work together for the entire week – June 18-24. Project starts Sunday night at 7 pm and ends Friday night by 8:30 pm. Students work each day from 7 am – 3 pm. Worship is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday nights. “Fun Stuff” is Monday – bowling; Tuesday – YMCA; Wednesday – skating. Housing is provided at Calvary Baptist Church for the week. Cost is $100 per participant and registration deadline is May 1, 2017. Registration info is available by emailing FBALouanne@sc.rr.com
Project Times: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM daily, June 18-23
Little Kid Friendly Project? No
Family Friendly Project? No
Volunteers Needed:150
Volunteers Registered:0
Volunteers need to bring: Closed toed shoes and LONG pants for the work sites. Work gloves, 2 inch paint brush


Mon-Wed, June 19, 20 & 21
VBS in the Park
Project Leader: Patricia Whaley
Project Description: Three consecutive evenings (June 19,20,21 — 5:30 to 7:30 pm) of activities to encourage children and youth who live near the park. Small and large group activities including crafts, projects, music and sports will be used to encourage an appreciation for the gospel, as well as for the park and community. Some material from LifeWay’s Backyard Kids Club will be used with the 2017 theme of “Galactic Starveyors.” Not only will children be connected with each other, but also with ways to keep their park in great condition and how to join a local church.
Project Times: 5:30-7:30 PM
Little Kid Friendly Project? Yes
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed: 40
Volunteers Registered: 0
Volunteers need to bring: Games, Softball Gloves, Chairs or Picnic Blankets
Donations Needed: Healthy Snacks, Individual Bottled Gatorade and Water


Tuesday, June 20
Lunch With A Child or Serve Lunch (Boys & Girls Club)
Project Leader: Ellen Pearson
Project Description: Come tour our community’s Boys and Girls Club and have lunch with a child. You are welcome to bring your children as well. The Club serves over 750 children a day in the Pee Dee and 300 in our Florence location.
Project Times: Tours 11:00am-1:00pm, Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM
Little Kid Friendly Project? Yes
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed: 15 for food service
Volunteers Registered: 0
Volunteers need to bring: A smiling face and be willing to engage a child
Donations Needed: Donations to Club are appreciated but not expected


Thursday, June 22
Red Cross Blood Drive
Project Leader: Catharine Shranko
Project Times: 1:00-6:00 pm
Donors Needed:20-30
Donors Registered:0


Friday, June 23
Feeding Florence (External Registration Required CLICK HERE)
Project Leader: Adriane Reynolds (Central United Methodist)
Project Description: Helping Florence Flourish and Feeding Children Everywhere are partnering together to package 50,000 healthy meals for hungry families in Florence, SC. There will be great music, good fun and a volunteer experience like no other!
Project Times: 12:00-1:00 pm
Little Kid Friendly Project? Yes (ages 5 and up)
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed:150
Volunteers Registered:0
Donations Needed: Monetary Only, thank you


Saturday, June 24 and various other days during the week
Housing repairs and yardwork at homes
Project Leader: Ron Echols and Brock Page
Project Description: Light housing repairs (mostly outdoors) and yard work for family homes in need in the North Florence Area.
Project Times: 8:30 am-until
Little Kid Friendly Project? No
Family Friendly Project? Yes (Teens and up)
Volunteers Needed: 10
Volunteers need to bring: repair tools such as hammers, drills, nails, yard tools, etc.


Saturday, June 24
Prayer Walk/Drive
Project Leader: Anne Chapman
Project Description: In our society, there are seven main battlefields. It is in these that the culture will be won or lost for Jesus Christ. They are: business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion. From the Amphitheater, we will prayer walk/drive through downtown Florence, stopping to pray at 7 buildings that represent the battlefields.
Project Times: 8:30 am-10:30 pm
Little Kid Friendly Project? No
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed: unlimited


Saturday, June 24
Lighthouse Ministries
Project Leader: V. Brown
Project Description: General cleaning of parking lot around the office building. Clear parking lot in the back, on the side and in front of both buildings. Need to rake, cut grass, cut weeds and trim bushes, pick up trimmings and trash. Clean parking lot from leaves and trash. A truck is needed to haul off limbs.
Project Times: 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Little Kid Friendly Project? No
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed:6
Volunteers Registered:0
Volunteers need to bring: Gloves, rakes, brooms, large trash bags, weed eaters, bush trimmers, truck to haul off limbs
Donations Needed: Pine straw and trash bags.


Saturday, June 24
Briggs Elementary
Project Leader: Ed Love
Project Description: Beautification of the Briggs Elementary School grounds, including but not limited to: painting, yard work and landscaping.
Project Times: 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Little Kid Friendly Project? Yes
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed: 20
Volunteers Registered: 0
Volunteers need to bring: shovels and other yard tools, gloves, paint brushes, etc.


Saturday, June 24
Williams Middle School
Project Leader: Jimmie Deas
Project Description: Repair steps of mobile units. Put in place step pads between mobile unit in low areas where stands when it rains.
Project Times: 9:00 am-11:30 am
Little Kid Friendly Project? Yes
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed: 8
Volunteers Registered: 0
Volunteers need to bring: Shovel, Hammers, Nails, Tape measure, Boards, Saw
Donations Needed: Someone with carpenter skills, 16″X16″ step pad from Lowe’s @ 3.74/ea. Number required is not yet determined.


Saturday, June 24
Community Shelter Prayer Garden
Project Leader: Bryan Braddock
Project Description: We would like to create a prayer garden at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter. This prayer garden would include a cross, pathway, benches and landscaping. The purpose of this prayer garden is to create a place of spiritual reflection for homeless men and women seeking guidance, faith, hope and love during the difficult time in their life. It would also serve as a venue for outdoor Bible studies, Worship services and other events.
Project Times: 9:00 am-2:00 PM
Little Kid Friendly Project? No
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed: 12
Volunteers Registered: 0
Volunteers need to bring: Shovels, rakes, gloves, trash bags and good spirits.
Donations Needed: Plants, flowers, landscape stones and park benches.


Saturday, June 24
Shelves at Sisters for the Future
Project Leader: Bo Myers
Project Description: Shelves to be built in a room at Sisters for the Future. Shelves will be used to store canned goods to be distributed to families supported by their program..
Project Times: 9:00 am-12:00 PM
Little Kid Friendly Project? Yes
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed: 4
Volunteers Registered: 0
Volunteers need to bring: Gloves, safety glasses
Donations Needed: None


Saturday, June 24
Run for Hope 5K
Project Leader: Pee Dee Realtor Association & House of Hope
Project Description: A 5K run/walk to benefit The Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter. Volunteers needed to help with the race. Runners/walkers needed to participate ($30 registration fee). Runners/walkers register at http://RunForHopeSC.itsyourrace.com
Project Times: 7:45-10:00 am
Volunteers Needed: ?
Volunteers Registered: 0


 

Sunday, June 25
Hygiene Bag Handout & Serve Breakfast
Project Leader: Bo Myers
Project Description: SUNDAY, JUNE 25th @ 7:00 AM: To bless the homeless and needy community by providing practical hygiene products. This event will include breakfast and a church service.  7:00 Serve HOT breakfast; 8:00 Worship & Church service. Volunteers are needed to hand out hygiene bags and serve breakfast and musicians are needed for worship
Project Times: SUNDAY, JUNE 25th @ 7:00 AM
Little Kid Friendly Project? Yes
Family Friendly Project? Yes
Volunteers Needed: 25
Volunteers Registered: 0
Volunteers need to bring:
Donations Needed AHEAD OF TIME: Hygiene supplies should be dropped off prior to event in order to be sorted and packaged., Gallon zip-top bags, Razors, Baby wipe packs, Soap bars, Lip balm, Socks, Water bottles, Hand sanitizer, *small travel size items are great*