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ShareCorps- University Church- Summer Garden
 
 
 
In 2010, The University Church relocated to 8+ acres in a community with insufficient food access here in Toledo, Ohio. Our Community Garden Initiative's top priority is to utilize this land to fight poverty. Our purpose is threefold: #1 Growing Food. In these difficult economic times, many people are finding it hard to provide food for their families. Often, fresh fruits and vegetables are simply excluded because of cost and so nutrition problems can develop, especially among children. We grow fruits and vegetables and make these available through a variety of distribution methods to assist those in need. #2 Growing Awareness. It is estimated by the Census Bureau that a quarter of people in Toledo live at or below the federally-defined poverty level and yet many people are simply unaware of the plight of their neighbors. By becoming a public presence working to combat hunger and poverty, we help make people aware of the very troubling situation in our neighborhood. #3 Growing Compassion. Once an individual becomes involved in helping others, it is our experience that compassion grows and people are changed. We hope to grow compassion within our community.
 
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Member Duties : Join us as we strengthen our Garden Initiative's ability to fight poverty in our community! Let's get our hands dirty as we develop and build our volunteer-run Community Garden, so that we can grow more food for local children and their families. Help us harvest an abundance of food to supply pantries across our community, sending free, fresh food to our neighbors in need. Use your creative powers to support our gardens through activities like coordinating volunteer work days and facilitating educational events. If you like gardening, working outside, encouraging volunteers, fighting hunger, creating new projects, and making a lasting difference in the world, TUC Garden is the place for you this summer.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Trade/Construction ,  Community Organization ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ShareCorps- University Church- Summer Garden

Program Start/End Date
06/13/2022  -   08/21/2022

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2022  To  06/13/2022 

Contact Maureen Allen
4747 Hill Ave
Toledo   OH   43615
6142214336

Listing ID 110078


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