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Repair Affair & Prepare Affair
Are you looking for a fun and rewarding way to give back to your community? Interested in a volunteer event that the whole family can participate in? Then Prepare Affair which is held in November is for you! Prepare Affair is organized and managed by People Working Cooperatively, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to elderly and disabled homeowners. Social Action organizes teams to support this project. Teams are assigned to homes within a short distance of Mt. Lookout. They assist with jobs ranging from raking leaves and cleaning gutters, taking yard furniture indoors, covering window air conditioners to performing other small home repairs. Children can join their parents, seeing how people can share and help one another in community service. We are always in great need for people who are willing and able to clean gutters. In past years we have had over 90 volunteers of students, parents, youth group members along with other parishioners who raked leaves and cleaned gutters at 15 homes in the Evanston and East Walnut Hills areas. To learn more about People Working Cooperatively, go to www.pwchomerepairs.org
Repair Affair provides home repairs, emergency response, weatherization, accessibility modifications, etc. to very low-income elderly, disabled, single-parent, and other at-risk households to assure their critical housing needs are met. Volunteers do everything from minor repairs including plumbing and carpentry to yard work. Held in May, Repair Affair is sponsored by People Working Cooperatively. Christ the King forms teams of 3-6 people who are assigned to one or more households; the work depends on the skills a team can bring. Children can join their parents, seeing how people can share and help one another.
For both Prepare Affair and Repair Affair we are usually assigned homes within 5 miles of Mt. Lookout. The people who have worked on both Repair Affair (May) and Prepare Affair (Nov) found this volunteer work to be very satisfying.
Parish Contacts: Tim Bayer and Gary Gerwe