Calling on Local Businesses and Our Amazing Community!
Hello, wonderful people of our town!
As many of you know, the Silver City Gospel Mission is committed to providing essential services and support to those in need within our community. We also firmly believe in fostering a sense of work ethic, responsibility, and empowerment among our clients.
Today, I come to you with an exciting proposal to help us achieve this goal while creating a positive impact.
I am thrilled to introduce our Volunteer Points System, aimed at encouraging our clients to actively participate in the betterment of our community while gaining valuable skills and experiences along the way. To make this initiative even more exciting and rewarding, we are reaching out to our local businesses and the generous members of our community.
Here’s how it works:
All clients will have access to essential services, including eating in the soup kitchen, monthly food boxes, monthly clothing, mobile food pantry services, and first-come-first-served access to showers and laundry.
Then, for every job our clients dedicate to volunteering their time and effort, they earn points in our program. These points can be redeemed for small items or services generously donated by businesses like yours. By offering a variety of prizes, we can motivate our clients to engage in activities that contribute to their personal development continuously.
And if this part of the program works out, we might even start our time bank program back up, which will send trusted clients out into the community to do jobs.
I would appreciate your support in this endeavor. We would greatly appreciate any small items, such as gift cards, vouchers, discount coupons, or merchandise, that you can contribute to our prize pool. These items will provide a tangible reward for our clients and help showcase the great businesses and services our community offers.
If we can get recurring prizes, like a coffee or drink at a café, bus passes, haircut vouchers, movie tickets, etc. that we can hand out as coupons, that would be great! (thank you, Birdwell’s Vintage Vibe’s for already contributing a free drink)
By donating to our Volunteer Points System, you are investing in the growth and empowerment of individuals and creating a stronger, more connected community. Together, we can instill a sense of pride, work ethic, and responsibility, ensuring a brighter future for everyone involved.
our old time bank program, maybe we can get this going again at some point in the future???
TIME BANK ON HOLD FOR TIME BEING
Welcome to the Silver City Gospel Mission Time Bank.
Time Banking is a way of giving and receiving to build supportive networks and strong communities.
One hour helping another earns one Time Bank Hour (also called time credits, service credits or time dollars.)
You can then use the time bank dollars in your account to receive help from others and purchase items from our Time Bank Store.
The Time Bank has three main goals:
- Strengthen the fabric of our community.
- Serve people and give them a means to serve.
- Establish new relationships and meet real needs of our community members.
We recognize that each person has talents to share, and that the overall community is strengthened when neighbors help one another. For every hour that you help meet the needs of another member, you earn a time credit for the exchange.
This time credit can then be redeemed for services like car rides (airport, doctors visits), budget and tax preparation, child and pet care, shopping, minor home repair, house painting, holistic therapy (massage, acupuncture), organizing your home, interior design, mending and alterations, computer help, web design, garden/yard work, moving assistance, cooking, cleaning, private lessons, classes and tutoring, editing, translating, companionship, etc,etc.
For more information about time banking, to see what services are currently offered or to become a member, visit The Silver City Gospel Mission Time Bank
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