White Plains UMC
Our next hosting of guests from Family promise is coming up. We need lots of hands and feet to show God's love to these families. We will not have details on the number of guests or special needs until the Thursday or Friday before they arrive on Sunday. We usually will host 5 families. The number of guests can change often so we appreciate your flexibility and willing servant's heart. All volunteers put on name tags and try to learn guests names.
PM Van drivers pick up van from WP at 5:15pm then go pick up guests from the day center at 903 Method Rd, Raleigh. Monday through Friday am van drivers arrive at the church about 6:20. On Saturdays guests get extra sleep and hot breakfast so am van drivers arrive about 8:30.On Sundays van drivers should arrive by 6:30 the families usually leave by 7:00-7:15.
Volunteers please wait for the next volunteer group to arrive before you leave. Dinner group waits for social hosts, social hosts wait for overnight hosts. Thanks!
Dinner group hosts- arrival time of guests will vary some. Pack and label leftovers in refrigerator. Guests arriving after 6:30 will get the food from the refrigerator. Please wait for social hosts to arrive before leaving. Let them know of guests who haven't arrived.The Drakes and/or Cheryll Phillips will be here for most dinners.
Social hosts- 6:30-8:30, you get to play with kids with parent's permission. There are play areas, toys, board games in the playroom (youth room) more games available in female host room. Have parents take kids to restroom if needed. If gym is available take youth to play basketball. The children’s center playground can also be used. Wait for overnight hosts to arrive before leaving.
Overnight hosts- 8:30 pm-7:00 am weekdays, Sat until 9:00, Sundays until bed truck loaded 7:30ish bring your own bedding, introduce yourself to guests, make morning coffee, get breakfast foods out, get guests up by 6:00am, put foods back in fridge and freezer and clean up, check restrooms.
Emergency and detailed information located in female host room. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ by volunteering!Questions? Suzy Drake 919-618-2850