St. Andrew’s and our “seasoned” team of volunteers will officially open the Common Ground Free Store’s new satellite store on Saturday, March 7. Volunteers will be needed from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. that day. Please sign up at the Information Desk or on the form below.
We’ll start with 15-plus volunteers serving at check-in or check-out, on the main floor, in the hospitality area, or as floor monitors. We’ll also need folks to help with clean-up, which will involve moving clothing back into storage, bringing out folding chairs for the host church’s worship service the next day, and tidying up.
The Common Ground Free Store satellite will be at Press Church Outreach Center, 425 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Press Church has offered CGFS a facility on Saturdays rent-free, and CGFS has offered to pay a small fee to cover utilities and other miscellaneous items. While times may vary regarding set-up and clean-up, the store will be open to shoppers on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Common Ground can also use volunteers during the start-up process, which begins this Monday, Feb 24. If you can help at any of the following times please contact Jill Ignaszewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 740-417-1285.
Monday, Feb. 24: Need four to six strong people to help unload a truck of equipment for the new site. There is a delivery window of between 11 a.m. and
2 p.m., so volunteers need to be available at a moment’s notice when Common Ground gets notification that the truck is on its way. Volunteers will be called with a more specific time as soon as it’s known. Total volunteer time: An hour or less.
Friday, Feb. 28: Sixteen people are needed to come to the new site and put equipment together (clothing racks, shelves, etc.) from 5 to 8 p.m. It would be helpful to bring work gloves, utility knives, rubber mallets, and tape measures if you have them. Pizza will be provided.
Saturday, Feb. 29: Starting at 10 a.m., 16 to 20 people are needed to work at the new site. Duties will include setting up the new store by organizing donations and placing them on racks and shelves, accepting and sorting donations that come in, testing the new database, and using vehicles to bring donations from the east store to the south store site. Lunch will be provided.
The address for all of these activities is 425 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Suite 3 (Press Church Outreach Center, formerly Terra Nova Church). If you are able to volunteer at any of these times, Common Ground would love to have you join them and they would be so appreciative of your help!