Community Action Projects

COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECTS

Many branch members help out the community by volunteering to help with the following:

Orangewood High School Book Drive

AAUW is collecting children’s books for the Wee Care Teen mothers program.  Donations of new children’s books can be brought to the monthly meeting.

Family Service

Through San Bernardino Family Service our members provide school supplies for Back to School program serving 50-75  children in RUSD Grades 1-8.

Don’t hesitate to send a donation or donate at a meeting. Thanks to all who have contributed.

Adult Literacy & Conversational English

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program, sponsored by the Friends of A. K. Smiley Public Library, provides professional tutoring in reading and writing English to adults, 18 years and older, seeking help in our community.  This year, the AAUW will also assist adults seeking help in conversational English with the new CHAT program. CHAT stands for: Conversation Helps Adults Transition.  We connect AAUW volunteers with adult learners to help the learners practice their conversational English, meeting at a time convenient to both the English learner and AAUW volunteer. The CHAT volunteers meet with the English learners and discuss their conversational goals, mutual interests, and future meeting times.

Redlands Bowl Ushers

During the summer our members are ushers for a Redlands Bowl performance.

YMCA Holiday Home Tour

For the last fourteen years, AAUW has assisted the YMCA with its annual home tour by hosting a home. If you would like to join the fun and volunteer on December 3, 2017, to be a hostess in the home that AAUW is assigned for that day, please let us know. We have two shifts available, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 12:45 pm – 4:45 pm.

It is a wonderful way to assist the YMCA with its big fund raiser, and this is their 50th year. The money raised goes to support the Y’s Legal Aid Program, which provides legal services to low-income clients, primarily women. The program employs a paralegal who helps with the filing of paperwork and helps set up court appearances, and then she has a group of attorneys who volunteer their time to help. It’s really a great program that was a YWCA initiative that it brought over when it merged with the YMCA.

Your gift of time and energy makes you feel good and serves a wonderful cause. There will be a sign-up sheet at the October meeting, or you can email me your name, phone number, and which shift you would like to work

~ Ann Leonard and Linda Browning, Co-Chairs