Monday, June 17 - Friday, August 2To pre-register, click the button below to download and print the 2013 Discovery Club pre-registration form. In order for your child to be pre-registered, please return the form by hand or by mail to Emily at the Good Works Luhrig Road property. Pre-Registration forms will be available June 2.
Since 2008, this partnership between Good Works, The Plains United Methodist Church, and countless individuals, families and businesses has provided a summer packed full of character-building fun, learning, and action…topped off with healthy and delicious food to boot! We meet each day for the Discovery Club and the Community Lunch at The Plains United Methodist Church on the corner of Johnson Road and 682 on The Plains.
Under the leadership of Good Works’ staff, interns and volunteers, the Summer Kids’ Discovery Club seeks to provide a safe, cost-free and meaningful summer-long experience for kids from all backgrounds between the ages of 5 and 12. Through one-time presentations on a variety of topics such as the universe, reptiles, African drums, healthy dental practices, insects, and farming, community members can share something new with (and sometimes, learn from!) the kids who participate in the summer with us. Local businesses and parks also welcome us for walking field trips throughout the summer; we have visited The Plains Community Park, the Post Office, Foodland and more!
At noon every day, the doors open to the community to join us for lunch in the Family Life Center.
In addition to one-time presenters for Discovery Club, we are seeking people who are willing to serve as weekly volunteers with us. Weekly volunteers can serve with the Discovery Club to assist with oversight of the children by making a commitment to come 1-2 times a week AND/OR assist in the preparation of lunch for about 50+ children and adults.
For more information on how to plug in, contact us at 594-3339. Click here to see the KDC Flyer.
Monday, June 17 - Friday, August 2
Since 2009, we at Good Works have provided a daily meal with our neighbors who are struggling with poverty. In partnership with The Plains UMC, and located in The Family Life Center, we have called this the Summer Lunch. As we look forward to the coming summer, we are planning to once again hold this life-giving lunch with our neighbors.
The Summer Lunch grew out of our long tradition of summer kids programming (see below) and was initially begun in response the fast-rising food prices of 2008.
Additionally, during the summer months, many of our neighbors face the on-going problem of feeding children whose subsidized school lunches are no longer available once school is out. At Good Works, we continue to serve many citizens who are homeless, on a fixed low-income, who frequently seek assistance through food pantries and who receive food stamps. Through the Summer Lunch program, our goal is to mobilize volunteers to meet the immediate food needs of adults and children during the summer by providing a public meal.
And it is within this event that we find life through connecting—over shared meals—with our neighbors. This intergenerational, daily meal has brought us many new smiles and friendships. We are grateful for this and the support of many local individuals, organizations, and businesses who make this possible. We look forward to another summer.
We need volulteers and donations! We need help with cooking and clean-up. These programs are entirely driven by gifts from others: we will be in need of food to feed 70 people every weekday for the summer. Please e-mail us if you would like to help. If you would like to make a donation, click here.