Honoring Our Volunteer Groups

Here are just a few of the groups that were honored at our Open House. These generous people with open hearts represent hundreds of hours given to help others. If you would like to volunteer at Friends for Life, please call 254-772-7600. We have a spot waiting for you!

Lawns Ltd.

Lawns Ltd.

Mission Waco

Mission Waco

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

Cogdell Methodist Church

Cogdell Methodist Church

SER

SER

Hilton Hotel

Hilton Hotel

Carr P. Collins Scholarship Program

Carr P. Collins Scholarship Program

American Student Dental Assn.

American Student Dental Assn.

Ron Fritz & Band

Ron Fritz & Band

Woodmen of the World

Woodmen of the World

Thank You for Joining Us at Our Open House

friends-for-life-volunteer-groups We were  grateful that so many came to tour our facilities and honor the groups who have volunteered their time and talents to help make a difference in so many lives.  Here are the groups who were honored:

Lawns Ltd.

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

Cogdell United Methodist Church

Girl Scouts

Harris Creek Baptist Church

Meadowbrook Baptist Church

Mission Waco

Ron Fritz & Band

Carr P Collins Scholarship Program

La Mesia Soccer Team

The Wednesday Band

Woodway Christian School

WoodmenLife

Waco Hilton

SER

Waco Knitters

The following Baylor Groups:

AMSA, MAPS, AEDe, ASDA, AMWA, MSO, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, MEDS, Beta Kappa Gamma, Gold Key Honor Society, Asian Students Association, Delta Epsilon Psi, Mueller Group, NSSLHA, -Physicians Assistant Society, Urban Missions, Spiritual Life, TAU Beta Sigma, Special Needs, Sigma Chi, Zeta Zigga Zama and  Steppin Out.

Today, May 3 is our Open House

Please join us to see how you can make a difference in the lives of the elderly and adults with disabilities.

We will be honoring volunteer groups who have given of their time to:

girl-scout-volunteersVisit those in our Adult Day Care: they play games, go on field trips, help with crafts, dance and sing.

 

Help the elderly with home repairs and yard cleanups. volunteers-friends-for-life

 

 

 

 

Deliver gifts to shut-ins and those in nursing homes

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And so much more! To see how you can help click here

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Find Out How You Can Help & Make a Difference in Someone’s Life!

Here is a list of some items we need and ways you can help the elderly and adults with disabilities

Office Supplies

  • Hanging folders
  • Copy paper
  • Postage stamps
  • Toners
  • #10 window envelopes
  • Ink cartridges

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Help with mailings (labeling, sorting, etc.)
  • Graphic art
  • Virtual assistance for administration staff

For Adult Day Care

  • Clear backpacks for ADC Clients – $10
  • Movies in DVD format – G or PG – new or used
  • Outdoors items for ADC (balls, kites, bubbles, volleyball net)
  • Fish for our aquarium (fresh water)
  • Aviary sponsors (2) $137.75/month or $1,653/year for each
  • Small Bingo prizes for clients
  • Gift cards for gasoline
  • Security cameras
  • Sponsor a Field Trip ($200)
  • Music & Memory Program ($1,000 raised. We need $2,000)
  • Donation for additional plates, silverware, large serving spoons and a 1 cup scoop)
  • Therapeutic Yoga instructions ($20 a group session)

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Making crafts
  • Visiting
  • Using your gifts to instruct/educate (dancing, music, exercise, basic skills)
  • Help us connect with your church
For Guardianship  
  • Dentures & money for dental work
  • Laptop computers
  • Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Game Stop gift cards
  • National Certification Exam fees-$345 ea.
  • iPod or other music players
  • Phone minute cards
  • Inexpensive tablet computers/clients
 

Money Management, Independent Living & Quality of Life

  • Minor household repair fund
  • HEB gift cards
  • Gift cards from restaurants
  • Birthday gifts (we have a list)
  • Desktop computer
  • Laptop computer

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Running errands and taking seniors to doctor’s appointments
  • Delivering gifts to nursing homes and shut-ins
  • Adopting a grandmother or grandfather
  • Home/yard cleanup and repairs
  • Visiting a shut-in
  • Help us connect with your church

Facility & For Our Safety

  • Wall repairs (texture & painting)
    • Panic button
    • Additional security cameras

Additional ways you can help:  We would love to make a presentation to your group, and connect with your church. The more people who know about our work, the more people will get involved and the more we can help the elderly and adults with disabilities.

Groups who help us:

  • Universities and Schools
  • Churches
  • Scouts
  • Military, Firemen, Policemen
  • Other non-profits such as Junior League and Civic Organizations
  • Corporations and Local Businesses

Contact us to volunteer, donate or talk to us about speaking to your group, or connecting with your church: 254-772-8100

Friends for Life, 5000 Lakewood Dr. Waco, TX 76710