What: AmeriCorps Diaperpalooza – Diaper Drive, Ice Cream Social, Volunteer & Resource Fun Fair
When: Friday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Market Street Promenade, Downtown Redding
The Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council of Shasta County, along with its AmeriCorps North State Rural Assets Project, will join the fifth nationwide celebration of All AmeriCorps Week, May 16-21. The council is spotlighting the vital work done by AmeriCorps members across the U.S. since the service program began 16 years ago, as well as recognizing its work serving families “one diaper at a time.” Through the service members have provided, a great need was recognized in families with young children. This inspired AmeriCorps members to reach out to the community, not only educate on the importance of toilet training, but by holding a diaper drive to assist families in need.
“More abuse occurs during toilet training than during any other developmental step and AmeriCorps members aim to make a difference,” said Rachelle Neal, Project Director.
To mark All AmeriCorps Week, the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council of Shasta County will host Diaperpalooza, “It’s Cool to Serve.” The event activities include a diaper drive, free ice cream social and Fun Fair for Families on Friday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to recognize members, alums, and community partners.
This free community outreach event will take place at the Downtown Mall – Market Street Promenade, adjacent to the Shasta College Downtown Campus building. It will feature lots of free and fun activities for kids, including face painting, raffles, prizes, live music and entertainment. There will also be visits from the Home Town Buffet Honeybee, balloon creations by Wheels the Clown, and our very own Asset Wheel. Diaper donations are needed and can be dropped off in the alley adjacent to Leatherby’s.
AmeriCorps members in the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council’s NSRAP program serve the communities of Shasta, Trinity, and Siskiyou counties. Approximately 47 members serve as Asset Development coaches in after-school and school-based projects, and 22 members serve as Parent Partners or other Family Support positions. The project is based on the 40 Developmental Assets as identified by the Search Institute. The AmeriCorps NSRAP members focus on strengthening youth and families in the community.
If you are interested in joining the North State Rural Assets Project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume. Recruitment for our upcoming term will start mid-June 2011.
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-from press release
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