Posted: Apr 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM [Apr 20, 2012]
There was no toilet paper, toothbrushes, or toothpaste. Every Tuesday, when Rebecca DePaulis and Candace Papineau volunteered at the food pantry they noticed the need for these items and other personal care items during distribution.
“We are going to be doing a fundraiser at Chili’s in Ann Arbor,” says DePaulis, a student at Eastern Michigan University(EMU). “If you bring the flyer 10 percent [of your bill] goes to the food pantry in helping to get toiletries to help all the families in need.”
DePaulis and Papineau are currently in an occupational therapy class at EMU and were assigned to volunteer 40 hours at SOS for school credit. “We see through volunteering here that sometimes we’re really low on things like toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes,” explains Papineau. “So we saw that there was a need so we wanted to kind of figure out how to help.”
In addition to volunteering, the students were required to do a project where they helped the agency and made a contribution to the community. As a result, they organized two benefit nights at Chili’s.
Date: Friday, April 20 and April 27, 2012
Time: 4 pm – 12 am
Location: Chili’s Bar & Grill – 3795 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor
Items to Bring: Event flyer and personal care items (boxes will be available on-site to make a donation)
All attendees must present a flyer to their server. To download the official flyer visit, www.soscs.org.
Questions? Call (734) 485-8730.
SOS Community Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Washtenaw County. The agency is the Housing Access for Washtenaw County—the single point of entry for anyone experiencing a housing emergency in the county. Our services include shelter and transitional housing, employability and educational assistance, parenting programs, therapeutic child care and after-school children’s programs. For more information about SOS Community Services, including opportunities to volunteer and donate, please visit www.soscs.org.