Easter Sunday 4/20 FRIENDLY VISITORS NEEDED

WHAT     Visit with lonely and isolated elders.
         Deliver Easter meals and flowers.
         Conclude with enjoyable discussion and free lunch!

WHEN     Easter Sunday, April 20 
         10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

WHERE    Northeastern University, Dorchester & Mattapan

WHY      For elderly people who have little or no
         family involvement and very limited
         financial means, plus cannot leave their
         apartments due to disabilities and weather,
         weekends and holidays in particular can be
         very lonely. Fortunately, Little Brothers-
         Friends of the Elderly, a nonprofit,
         nonsectarian charity, relieves isolation
         and loneliness among the elderly. Little
         Brothers, founded on the philosophy of
         nurturing the spirit as well as the body,
         needs volunteers to make Easter visits
         since this is the most difficult time of
         year for them to recruit enough people for
         all the requested visits.
         
         Since affordable housing for poor elders on
         fixed incomes is becoming increasingly rare
         in central Boston, we particularly need
         people with cars to participate so that
         they can drive from Northeastern University
         with hot meals for elders who live 5-6 miles
         away in Dorchester and Mattapan. PMD pairs up
         volunteers to visit three elders together.
         (Note: Minors must be paired with adults.)

         This project is appropriate  for youth
         accompanied by an adult.

         All PMD volunteers must participate in all
         the visits and the lunch (where we share
         our experiences) for the entire project
         time span.

HOW      Sign up yourself online BY 4/11 at https://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd042014

         PMD volunteers will be assigned as pairs to
         visit three, specific elders and then will gather together
         to share their experiences over a late, dim
         sum lunch. (PMD will assign individuals into pairs,
         OR you can indicate the volunteer with whom
         you want to be paired.) Subsidized lunch
         participation is required-This project will
         conclude at 2:30 PM.

         All volunteers must comply with state criminal
         record check requirement through Little Brothers
         Boston, unless they have done so in the past.
         The authorization form is online at 
         http://www.pmd.org/LBFE_cori_form_2014.pdf
         and must be downloaded, completed,
         initialed or signed, and scanned and
         emailed to Lori at pmd.org no later than 4/11.

         Incomplete or late submissions cannot be honored.

         After you register online, you should see a confirmation screen,
         but you will NOT receive any confirmation email, so please
         remember to reserve this date and the full 
         time span on your calendars. Then the week before 
         the project PMD will send detailed directions 
         and campus map to the meeting place at Northeastern
         University (by public transit and by car), what to 
         expect, and a waiver form.

WHO      People Making a Difference (PMD) is a nonprofit
         organization that promotes informed and 
         responsible volunteerism by involving people
         in tangible work that meets local needs
         and by assisting companies and charities in
         building successful community involvement
         programs that:
       * Produce appreciable results while
         conserving recipients' limited resources,
       * Educate volunteers about broader issues,
       * Bring people together to make a difference.

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PO Box 120189, Boston, MA 02112
781-963-0373
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