2018 IMPACT GUIDE

2018 IMPACT GUIDE

Use this handy reference to find impactful opportunities monthly or on an on-going basis to support OPEN M.

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE:

1. Break the ice with a one-time opportunity or event,
listed in the monthly section.

2. Go deeper by committing to one of our ongoing
opportunities listed below.

3. Stay connected and learn more about OPEN M!

To sign up for any “Give” or “Go” or for more information, fill out an application here Volunteer Application
or contact us at volunteer@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 409.

GIVE Purchase gifts for our Christmas program with after holiday sales

PRAY For wisdom and perseverance as we enter our 50th year

GO Take a moment to review this guide and save the dates

GIVE Make Valentine’s Day cards for our families – drop off by February 12th

PRAY For our neighborhood, Summit Lake & South Akron

GO Super Serve Saturday – February 10th 9:00-11:00 AM – winter cleanup

SPECIAL EVENT: OPEN M Benefit Concert @ Musica Friday, February 23rd 7:30 PM

GIVE Collect items for our Easter baskets – drop off by March 23rd

PRAY Praise God for our passionate & committed volunteers

GO Thursday Serve Day – March 29th 6:00-8:00 PM – assemble Easter baskets

SPECIAL EVENT: OPEN M Volunteer Appreciation Lunch Sunday, March 4th 1:00-3:00 PM

GIVE Collect medications for the clinic: baby aspirin, cold/cough, multivitamins

PRAY For healing of our clinic patients and wisdom for medical providers

GO National Volunteer Week – Saturday, April 28th 9:00-11:00 AM – OPEN M garden

GIVE Collect sponsorships for Walking the Talk

PRAY For perseverance for our CWC graduates

GO Thursday Serve Day – May 31st 6:00-8:00 PM – spring cleanup

SPECIAL EVENT: OPEN M Walking the Talk
Saturday, May 12th 9:00 AM

GIVE Collect diapers for our pantry

PRAY For the hundreds of hungry families passing through our pantry each week

GO Thursday Serve Day – June 14th 6:00-8:00 PM – make encouragement cards

GIVE July is our slowest donation month; consider donating online or by check

PRAY For wisdom and perseverance for our staff

GO Super Serve Saturday – July 14th 9:00-11:00 AM – summer cleanup

GIVE Purchase school supplies and food items for our Christmas program

PRAY For the neighborhood families attending our National Night Out party

GO National Night Out – Tuesday, August 7th 5:00 PM – neighborhood party

GIVE Consider donating in honor of OPEN M’s 50th year

PRAY Praise God for His blessings over the last 50 years

GO Thursday Serve Day – Sept. 27th 6:00-8:00 PM – make encouragement cards

SPECIAL EVENT: OPEN M 50th Anniversary Gala
Friday, September 14th 6:00-10:00 PM

GIVE Sponsor a child or purchase schools supplies for our Christmas program

PRAY Praise God for our partner churches, businesses, and schools

GO Super Serve Saturday – October 13th 9:00-11:00 AM – fall clean-up

SPECIAL EVENT: OPEN M Networking Extravaganza Wednesday, October 10th 5:00-7:00 PM

GIVE Sponsor a child or purchase school supplies for our Christmas program

PRAY For each family attending our Thanksgiving Eve community meal

GO Thanksgiving Eve Community Meal – November 21st 8:30 AM prep, 5:00 PM

GIVE Consider making a year-end donation

PRAY For the 200+ families in our Christmas for the Love of Children program

GO Christmas for the Love of Children – various dates in December

Ongoing 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER

How do I become a volunteer?

1. Contact us | volunteer@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 409

2. Fill out the online volunteer application | Click Here for Form

3. We will be in touch to schedule a time for you to come in!

Pantry; package and distribute food bags; M-Th 9:00-2:00 (pick one day); weekly commitment required

Mountain of Food; package and distribute 20,000 lbs of food; 3rd Friday of each month 7:30a-11:30p

Hot Lunch; provide and distribute lunch to 100-200 people; last two weeks of each month 10:00-2:00; ideal for groups of 8-12 people

Medical role; seeking medical providers (all specialties), nurses, and pharmacists; M-Th morning and evening clinics; monthly commitment encouraged

Non-Medical role; front desk, rooming, or lab; M-Th morning and evening clinics; monthly commitment encouraged

Mentor; mentor newly employed adults; weekly commitment required based on your schedule

Speaker; facilitate a 1-2 hour job-readiness workshop; last week of each month 9:00-4:00; monthly commitment encouraged

Receptionist; be a friendly first impression by greeting guests and answering phones; M-F 8:30-5:00 (4 hour shifts); weekly commitment required

Clerical; data entry, filing, mailers; M-F 8:30-5:00

Event committee; help execute an event; time varies

Building cleaning; mopping, sweeping, sanitizing; M-F 8:30-5:00

Building maintenance; general and specialty maintenance, yardwork; M-F 8:30-5:00

ADVOCATE

Organize a food or medication drive; contact us at volunteer@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 409

Core employer: facilitate a partnership between an employer and OPEN M to provide opportunities for Community Works Connection graduates; email us at
cwc-info@openm.org
or (330) 434-0110 ext. 434

Spread the word to family, friends and coworkers about what OPEN M is doing in our community.

DONATE

Give one-time or monthly via website, mail, or phone. Click Here to Donate Today!

Sponsor an event | contact us at volunteer@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 409

Tribute/Memorial gifts, stocks/securities, planned gifts, matching gifts | contact us at finance@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 405

Help OPEN M by donating today!

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