Are you an experienced bargain hunter? Warm the Children needs volunteer shoppers
Do you enjoy the thrill of the bargain hunt? Are you looking for a way to volunteer without making a major time commitment? Do you want to see the joy on a child’s face when they realize they won’t be cold this winter?
Then becoming a Warm the Children volunteer shopper is for you.
Warm the Children is AnnArbor.com’s campaign to raise money in order to purchase warm clothes and coats for children in need. We rely on volunteer shoppers to use the $90 voucher to get as much as possible per child.
Shoppers work with the families to assess each child’s need. Many families we provide for are facing winter for the first time and don’t realize their child may need snow pants in order to play in the snow.
You won’t need to go far, since WTC serves children in Washtenaw County and part of Livingston County.
Our shoppers value the experience. Last year, volunteer LaRhonda Livingston told AnnArbor.com that it was a “privilege” to work with the families.
“I love being a shopper. It’s a lot of fun," she said.
To volunteer, visit AnnArbor.com/warmthechildren.
If being a shopper isn’t for you, you can still help out by donating. You can feel good knowing every dollar you donate goes directly to buying warm clothes for the children. AnnArbor.com, along with partner United Bank & Trust, absorb all overhead costs.
The Ann Arbor Community Foundation works with WTC as a fiscal partner.
For your convenience, online donations are accepted using the online donation form on the WTC webpage. However, credit card processing fees apply to donations made online.
If you want 100 percent of your donation to go to Warm the Children, download a form at www.annarbor.com/2010/09/27/WTC_donation_form.pdf and mail it with a check or money order to Warm the Children c/o United Bank & Trust, P.O. Box 1127, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1127.
United Bank & Trust manages the donations. Those UB & Ts in Washtenaw County serve as a drop off center for donations.
If you need a boost, come to the AnnArbor.com Community Space at 301 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor for a cup of coffee. For a $1.25 donation, you can get a cup of coffee from some of the great coffee roasters in the area.
Also, be sure to like us on Facebook where we will keep you updated on how your donations have helped those kids in our area.