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Connect With...A Purpose This Saturday!

Connect With A Purpose is this Saturday, May 16.

Join other young professionals in a unique opportunity to make connections while giving back to the community. Volunteer for one of the events listed below from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Then all groups will join together for a BBQ in Tower Grove Park.

Central Institute for the Deaf--Volunteers are needed to assist with organizing the library and the computer room. Computer skills not needed, but there will be some heavy lifting involved.

Family Resource Center--Help out at the second annual 5K Run/Walk in Tower Grove Park sponsored by FRC's Junior Advocacy Board. Lots of roles to play including timing the runners, distributing and collecting tags, working the registration table, monitoring water stations, etc.

GenNext--Join the United Way's young friends group for their volunteer project at the Food Bank in St. Charles. Almost 15 Million pounds of food are distributed from the food bank each year. With all that food, it's no wonder they need your help! NOTE: This project will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m.

Hostelling International--Volunteers are needed at Hostelling International's Century Ride in Portage Des Sioux, MO as parking attendants, food helpers, rest stop supervisors, and registration helpers. Did you know that Portage Des Sioux is only 10 minutes from the Mills Mall?

I Squared--Have fun in the garden with I Squared, the International Institute's young friends group. Join them as they prepare their University City garden for summer veggies.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

After your morning volunteer project, join all the participants for a BBQ in Tower Grove Park where you can also learn about the other Connect With... organizations that have future volunteer needs including Back to the Cause, BJC Children's Hospital, FUEL for the City, Keystone, the Ronald McDonald House, St. Louis Variety, and the Girl Scouts.

For a list and descriptions of all the Connect With...member organizations, click here.

To read about my Connect With...Spotlight of the Week mission, check out this blog entry.

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