Serve The City Geneva

October Newsletter

( October 11, 2020 )

Due to Covid 19 we have many people in need and helpers are dwindling do see if you can find a way to make a difference and Serve others. Many thanks to all those who have served thanklessly. Its a long list, but look it over carefully.

ABOUDABY CLOTHING SORTING

Aboudaby, the Carrefour Rue Charitycentre for redistributed clothing, is calling for a sorting team. We will continue to swap out summer clothes and move in winter ones. The location is 154 route de Malagnou, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries. on Saturday 17 Oct. 9h-13h, Lunch provided.

SALVATION ARMY BROCANTE (FOR FRENCH SPEAKERS)

Nous avons reçu une demande de l’Armée du Salut, pour les soutenir sur leur stand Brocante durant les prochaines Automnales à Palexpo.

Dates : 12-22 NOVEMBRE 2020

Lieu : Palexpo

Horaire : 10h -15h et/ou 15h – 20h

Tâches :

–Aide à la mise en place et au réapprovisionnement du stand de la Brocante de l’Armée du Salut

–Vente des objets de seconde main

–Contact avec les clients

Fréquence : selon les disponibilités des bénévoles

Collation offerte à chaque bénévole (sandwichs, boissons, café)

Si cette activité vous intéresse, n’hésitez pas à nous informer, en précisant pour quel horaire vous souhaitez être présent. Ensuite Register & Signup http://ServeTheCityGeneva.ch avec comments.

BIO PARC BELLEVUE

We thank all the volunteers who have done a great job for the park this year. Do stop by, and enjoy the work the Parc is doing for animal preservation, ecological projects and education. Look for future projects..do google the Parc.

SAMEDI DU PARTAGE

We are back to Samedi du Partage (on Fridays too), 27 & 28 November. A bi-annual food collection program at local supermarkets. STC is going to try to staff 5 stores with this wonderful program of collection of food for the needy of Geneva. During this Covid time. we will be asked to wear masks, gloves, wash up and stay safe during our shift. We will need to be reminded of physical distancing and remain risk free. It will be helpful to sign up early to ensure we have enough help to oversee this bi-annual project. See the website for a list of stores.

PARTAGE FOOD PACKAGES

The city of Geneva has allocated funds to help support those who have been hit the worst from the Covid pandemic.

Serve the City has offered to help in this fantastic project to help those suffering by providing a food package to over 5,000 families each week thru Christmas. We have committed to offer STC help each Thursday and Friday mornings 9 to 12.

We hope you are able to slot out a few hours to help us on this project.. Do signup now..

MEALS FOR THE HOMELESS

We are now looking for more volunteers to help prepare meals for the homeless. Our aim is to create 300 nutritious takeaway meals per day, which will be dispatched to different homeless shelters across the city. Overseeing the food preparation will be Walter El Nager, a renown international chef who will work alongside our volunteers in leading this project.. This project will last 3 months starting Tuesday 20th October.

We have very recently secured a large kitchen at the Ferme du Bude in Petit-Saconnex. The Ferme du Bude is a well known organic farm which will also be supplying us with key ingredients for our meals. The kitchen is Covid compliant, very large and well ventilated.

We have 2 needs on this project:

1) KItchen Assistants for Meal Prep:

Four people to help each day in the kitchen working alongside the chef, The main roles will be meal prep, cutting and washing of produce. Also preparing the take-aways and cleanup. The hours of work will be 0900-1400 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

2) Drivers

We are looking for drivers who can use their own vehicles to transport meals from our kitchen in Grand Saconnex to the different homeless shelters in Geneva. The hours of work are from 0900-1030 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Starting Tuesday October 20.

With the weather turning colder and the devastating impact of Covid 19 the number of homeless people is increasing dramatically in the city. We hope that you may be able to help with any role and for any duration.

If this is of interest please kindly sign up on our website.

For any questions feel free to use the comments section during your sign up on http://ServeTheCityGeneva.ch

JARDIN DE MONTBRILLANT SOUP KITCHEN

Thank you to all the regular volunteers who have been supporting the local Carrefour-Rue Charity Soup Kitchen.

STC supports the soup Kitchen with volunteers to help with simple chores to distribute food packets each midday, from Monday to Friday.

Carrefour Rue has asked STC for 5 volunteers each day. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough volunteers every day. Would you be able to join the STC team at JdM soup kitchen? Look for the signup option on our website.