Thanks to your generosity during the Penn VIPS Food Drive, we were able to donate seven carloads of non-perishable food items to Carroll Park Community Council Pantry, SunnyCrest Family Service Agency and Concerned Parents Inc. Your donations were most appreciated and made a huge difference in the lives of many. Below is another opportunity.
—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and
Alumni Volunteer Services,
Director, Penn VIPS, Center for Community Partnerships
Weatherization Assistance: United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania is recruiting volunteers to weatherize homes throughout our region. No experience required, training will be provided. Winter is here and as we all know heating costs are becoming an issue for many individuals and families, especially those on a fixed income. However, by weatherizing a home and reducing the use of heat, you can save 5%-20% in energy costs! United Way is planning a two pronged-approach:
• Mobilize volunteers to provide weatherization assistance and conservation education to vulnerable households (i.e. the elderly, disabled, homebound, families with infants and children)
• Educate vulnerable families (via service providers) about conservation techniques and energy assistance funds. We will also prepare service providers to refer clients and families to available energy assistance, conservation and weatherization programs.
Join with United Way and volunteer today. You will be trained on basic weatherization techniques and conservation applications. Morning refreshments and boxed lunches will be provided to all volunteers.Weatherization activities will include installing weather stripping, plastic over windows, and caulking around windows and doors. To register, visit the United Way website: www.uwsepa.org and click on the Project Warm Heart link. Volunteers needed 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on: Saturday, December 17 in Darby Senior Community Services Friendship Circle Center, 1515 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA.