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Saturday, October 1, 2016

 

 Join us for our 10th Hands On Kirkwood on Saturday, October 1, 2016!

Hands on Kirkwood (HOK) will be celebrating our 10th annual event on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  HOK is a one-day mission blitz of our local community. A day when every member of the community is encouraged and empowered to go and to serve. All of us have heard the statement, “It is better to give than to receive.” Most of us believe this statement, and HOK provides an easy opportunity to get involved.  Just sign-up – to serve neighbors in need. Neighbors in need of a friend, neighbors in need of yard work, neighbors in need of home repairs, neighbors in need of a smile, neighbors in need of a clothes or a blanket.  The events and volunteer opportunities are open to everyone – not just Kirkwood residents!

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Last year was another great success – Among the accomplishments:

  • 100’s of volunteers giving their time and effort to make this a success
  • Over 35 Home Projects completed with more than 80 volunteers
  • Recycled over 23,000 pounds of electronic waste diverted from our landfills
  • A record 80 boxes of food donated for the local food pantry KirkCare
  • A truckload of baby care items donated for Nurses for Newborns
  • Enough food donations to kick start the Brown Bag Café, a new food pantry for St Louis Community College at Meramec students in need
  • Kids able to “shop” free among 100’s of donated toys including bikes, books, puzzles, sports equipment and stuffed animals
  • Two huge trees removed from the historic Father Dickson Cemetery before they fell and damaged gravesites
  • Threw an afternoon party for our senior friends at Kirkwood House
  • Almost 50 cars checked and fixed for safety issues
  • Surpassed 2,000 Facebook friends!
  • Smiles, relationships made, community spirit too many to count!