Help Needed!

May 31, 2018

Greetings! We hope that you are enjoying this spring weather with some warmer weather here and there. It continues to be a busy time for Glocal and I will be sending out an update soon. For now, here are some pressing needs that we have been made aware of. Please let us know if you are able to help!

Friendship Partners Needed 
We are looking for a team of people to come around a woman with 3 children. She works nights and has been in Boise for awhile. She is looking for support and encouragement. Hoping we can find a good group to come around her and be there for her!

Driving Needs 

  • Tidwell Social Services of Boise has a monthly community dinner. They need help driving clients to and from the dinner and you would be welcome to stay as well. This is a commitment of once a month for 2-3 hours or less if just dropping off and picking up. Please call Lydia Blackwell at 208-853-5095 ext. 302.
  • Summer Driving for English Ladies to go to the Park. During the summer, we will be meeting approximately every other week to go to the park for some fun and practicing English. Because the school age children of the ladies will be coming, we will need more drivers. Please contact Laura, if you are interested in helping out. This is a commitment of 2 to 3 times a month for 2 to 3 hours. We are looking to do this on Thursday mornings, 10 am – 12pm. Again you are welcome to stay at the park or drop off and pick up only!
  • Teaching Driving: We always have people who want to learn or practice to drive. If you are willing to help with this, that would be wonderful! We recognize this is not for everyone!

Glocal Baby Showers 

Glocal holds baby showers approximately 4-6 times a year but recently there have been an abundance of new babies blessing our community. We do our best to give new items or gently used items if we find they are in good shape.  If you are willing to donate financially or in kind we would greatly appreciate it. Here are the items that we are in need of currently and the approximate cost:

  • Pack and play – $100
  • Strollers – $60
  • Diapers – newborn to size 1 (large packs)
  • Laundry Baskets – $7- $9

We also could use clothing (size 3, 6 and 9 moths), large/diaper bags, bathing items (shampoo, wash, ointment) and more. If you would like to donate financially, you can do so online by clicking the button below. You will be directed to Cole Community Church’s Giving Page. Put in the amount then click on Giving Type, find Glocal Community Partners and click on that. Under Memo, please write Baby Showers. Please email us as well so we can make sure we know about your gift. Thank you so much.

We have a couple of needs for tutoring in English for women. This is at least a once a week commitment for an hour or more, depending on what you are able to do. Usually it means meeting with the woman at her home and practicing English and building a relationship with her! Please let Laura know if you are interested.

If you would like to receive updates on how to advocate for refugees from the International Rescue Committee, text the word: RESCUE to 738674. They will send you updates from time to time of who to contact and what to say as issues come up in the U.S.

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