Service Project Opportunities

Service Opportunity for Scouts: Shoe Drive

Family Care for Children and Youth, non-profit organization providing foster homes in cooperation with several Children/Youth Services agencies in the county, is organizing a shoe collection fundraiser. Through the Flash Drive program, they aim to collect 300 bags of 25 shoes. People in underprivileged nations will have the opportunity to start a business, each receiving 200 pairs of shoes after completing a job training program and small business training program. Shoes, boots, and sandals of any size will be accepted, and they will be cleaned and processed. Dropoff location is Family Care for Children and Youth’s office at 333 Harvey Avenue, Greensburg. Info: Christine Plum at (724) 832-0111 or c_plum@fccy.org

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT RECYCLING CENTER

To meet the County's need for an outlet to recycle electronics and other hard to dispose items, Westmoreland Cleanways opened up a Recycling Center to collect items such as Electronics, Cardboard, Tires and Freon Appliances. The Center is open three days a week and one Saturday a month.  Saturdays are a great time for Scouts to earn volunteer hours! Contact Natalie Reese, Westmoreland Cleanways Program Director by e-mail (nreese@westmorelandcleanways.org) or phone (724-879-4020)

CONSERVATION PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

Free educational programs for your unit! Westmoreland Cleanways offers presentations focusing on recycling, reducing waste, and conservation.  See their website (http://www.westmorelandcleanways.org/speakers_bureau.php) for ideas. Special presentations can also be created that best fit the needs of the group. Contact Natalie Reese, Westmoreland Cleanways Program Director by e-mail (nreese@westmorelandcleanways.org) or phone (724-879-4020) to schedule a program.