Nov. 12th HBHA Regular Meeting
Join us on Monday, November 12th for the final Historic Brewers Hill Association meeting of 2018. (Please note, this meeting date changed from the original Tuesday, November 13th date.) We will be meeting at the United Way’s Johnson Control Volunteer Center in the Live United Lounge, 200 W. Pleasant Street (use Pleasant Street building entrance). 6PM-Social Half; 6:30PM – Meeting Start.
On the agenda is the election of 2019 – 2021 HBHA Officer and Auxiliary Members, a presentation by member Eric Tallmadge, with Small Shops United, on the 2018 Holiday Fundraiser for our local MPS school, Carver Academy, and a presentation by Jenn Barnard, with United Way, on the new United Way Volunteer Center and details on various volunteer opportunities. United Way is collecting YOUTH AND TEEN WINTER GEAR including hats, coats, mittens, scarves, gloves, socks and boots. Please bring a donated clothing item to the November 12th meeting! There will also be an opportunity to pack food kits from 7:30PM – 8:00PM. If you are able to volunteer time at the end of the meeting, we will be filling kits with nutritious snacks and easy to prepare meal items children and their families while on winter recess break. This effort will benefit students attending MPS Community Schools.
More details on the United Way Volunteer Center:
The New Johnson Controls Volunteer Center at United Way is open!
Volunteers transform communities. In 2018, United Way began its own transformation, expanding the capacity of thousands of volunteers to have a real impact on the community with the Johnson Controls Volunteer Center.
Johnson Controls made a generous donation of $1 million dollars over three years to ensure the center becomes a state-of-the-art community hub where volunteers can get connected to issues they care about and make a lasting impact on the community.
Real Estate Development firm Irgens generously provided pro-bono design and construction administration services for the center. “United Way is our favorite philanthropic organization,” says CEO and Manager Mark Irgens. “The entire Irgens team appreciates the opportunity to be a part of the Johnson Controls Volunteer Center project, which will help ensure the future success of United Way and its mission.”
One exciting feature of the center “Mary Lou’s Closet,” named for Mary Lou Young, the United Way CEO who will be retiring at the end of the year. Year-round supply drives will be held to gather basic need items for children in local schools, like winter clothing, health and hygiene items, healthy food, and school supplies.
For additional information go to https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/Speak-United-Blog/United-Way-to-Debut-Johnson-Controls-Volunteer-Center-in-2018