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The Salvation Army scaled back operations to one day/week when COVID began, but the demand is high and they'd like to open their food pantry a second day. To make that possible, they are looking for a few volunteers that could be present on Thursdays to help with handing out food. If you have some free time Thursday mid-mornings, please consider the Salvation Army Food Pantry on East North Street.

The Community Lunch program needs your help! Shifts are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, from 9:30am-12:30pm. The Community Lunch program operates at the Methodist Church on Main Street.

BluePrint Geneva is gleaning and distributing produce from area farms to local families. If you have an interest in picking or driving produce around, please reach out. Gleaning is dependent on the weather, but most shifts are weekday mornings.

HWS Virtual Tutoring
The Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning (CCESL) is thrilled to announce our FREE virtual tutoring program through HWS Corps to help assist local youth as they start their academic year. We know how challenging the pandemic has been for parents, teachers and students, and we wanted to make sure we were ready to help this fall.
Our HWS Tutors, many of whom are returning America Reads tutors, will have extra training in literacy. However, we will prepare them to support students K-12 in whatever ways we can! Our goal is to offer local students/parents two 45-minute tutoring sessions a week over Zoom, starting as early as September 14 and going through November 20. K-2 students may struggle with sitting for online tutoring, but 2nd grade and up will be a great fit.
We are focused on safety too! We will record all tutoring sessions, and all HWS tutors have done Minors on Campus training, as well as have had a background check. Please visit our new HWS Corps Tutoring website to learn more, and then request a tutor! We have worked in partnership with Geneva City School District to roll out this resource. If a teacher recommends your student (instructions are on the site), we will put your student on the priority list! Kindly forward this email or like/share our social media posts to help spread the word (HWS_CCESL on facebook and Instagram).
This program is FREE for families and is a helpful way for HWS students to earn money to help pay for school. Spots are limited: https://www2.hws.edu/hws-corps-virtual-tutoring/

BGC Homework Haven
The Boys & Girls Club Community Center location at 160 Carter Road will offer socially distanced workstations from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for 6th through 12th graders who need a quiet, safe place to execute online learning classes and homework. This service is a drop-in program for schoolwork assistance only. Registration is required.

BGC Homework Haven
Carter Road (GCC site) will open at 7a.m. each weekday for parents whose work schedules require before school care. Breakfast will be served and students will be transported in club vehicles as West Street and North Street school buildings open. Students will need to undergo a health screening and wear a mask throughout the before-school service. Parents and guardians will have to fill out registration documents before children can attend. Club registration documents are available at 160 Carter Road during business hours and online at https://bgcgeneva.org/about-us/publications-and-forms/before-school-child-care-and-homework-haven/

Foodlink
Each household will receive boxes of groceries containing dairy, cooked meat and produce. First Come First Serve. Geneva: Boys & Girls Club, 160 Carter Road. 11am-2pm.