This will be quick. I want to make you aware of three opportunities to partner with ROP in serving our disadvantaged community:
- The first opportunity is with ROP’s Food Bank. Earlier this year, we began receiving food from the South Glen Whole Foods store. The perishable foods provided by Whole Foods have been a huge blessing to the people served by ROP’s Food Bank. We would love to add a few more people to the team that collect the food at Whole Foods and/or drive the food to ROP. If you are available around noon on Monday’s and are interested in this opportunity, please contact Tish Freeman at [email protected].
- Opportunity no. 2 is with ROP’s English as a Second Language program. We are hoping to start a Wednesday evening conversational English class for those who are unable to attend our morning classes. This will be a time for them to practice speaking and build a friendship with a native speaker. We need 2-3 more volunteers to make this happen. We will meet 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the ROP building. You can volunteer every week or every other Wednesday. Please consider joining us! Anyone interested should contact Angie Long at [email protected].
- While the first two opportunities are ongoing, the final opportunity is for just one day and is coming up very soon, like this Saturday. It is an opportunity to get some exercise, enjoy some fellowship with family and friends and help ROP raise some much needed support so that we can keep offering programs like our Food Bank and ESL program. Yes, this is another shameless but brief plug for Pedal 4A Purpose, ROP’s annual bike ride and run/walk. There are many good reasons to do this, including of course the support thing and an ideal weather forecast, but I will not bother repeating them all again here. For more information, to register or to donate just click on this link.
Thanks for your consideration of these opportunities to partner with ROP in serving our needy community.