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    • 10/30/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Wilson Commons - 1500 W. Sonata Drive, Milwaukee

    Knock Knock!! Who's there?? Philip! Philip who? Philip my bag with Halloween treats please! 

    Sunbeam Kids have been invited to Trick or Treat at Wilson Commons, an assisted & independent senior living community on Milwaukee's Southside.  Costumed kids ages 2-12 will walk through the hallways, going door to door to participating resident apartments. (This is a change from the initial information we received; we will no longer be in the community room as a large group.)  This is an indoor event, so masks will be required for all participants, regardless of vaccination status.  We hope you can help us spread some sunshine to seniors!

    Happy Halloween!

    • 11/03/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • West Allis Library (7421 W National Ave, West Allis)
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    On Wednesday, November 3rd we will be returning to the West Allis Library to assist the Mercy Mats volunteers at their regular weekly project preparing materials for sleeping mats for local homeless people, made out of plastic bags!

    Volunteers from Mercy Mats of West Allis will help new volunteers learn how to do this work, and then they will later distribute the completed mats to a homeless shelter they work with in Milwaukee. 

    There is a job for everyone, including sorting bags, flattening bags, making plarn (you guessed it...plastic yard made from the plastic bags!) and for the crafty people in the group, crocheting the plarn into mats. 

    Making one mat is quite labor intensive and takes multiple weeks, but what a difference a mat makes to the person who will receive it!  

    You can check on the Mercy Mats West Allis Facebook page for more info on their weekly Wednesday projects -- all are welcome, just drop in  unless you have  a large group, then please contact them through FB Messenger prior.  

    This project is open to members ages 6+ and masks are required to participate.

    • 11/13/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Havenwoods State Forest
    • 7

    There's a chill in the air and before we know it, snow will be flying! But before the ground is covered in white, let's get it cleaned tidied up for winter. Sunbeam Kids will be heading over to Havenwoods State Forest on Saturday, November 13th for one more park clean up this year. 

    We will be greeted by a staff members from the park who will review some safety information then groups will head out around various areas of the park to pick up unwanted materials. Members are encouraged to bring their own garden gloves, buckets, and pickers, if they have them. Some supplies will be available to borrow upon arrival.

    Havenwoods State Forest is located along in the Northwest area of Milwaukee, between Silver Spring & Mill Roads, east of 60th Street. Project volunteers should plan to meet at the Nature Center.

    • 11/21/2021
    • At Home Project
    • 10

    It's time for another at-home project!  Sunbeam Kids families are invited to make bag lunches for the Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach.  This project has been extremely popular both as an at-home project and an in-person project.  While we're not quite ready to start making lunches as a group again quite yet, we still want to be able to help out our friends.

    Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach is a small but mighty group of individuals who conduct street outreach for the homeless three nights per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. In addition to a hot meal, the group provides friends with a "lunch for later". Our homeless friends really seem to enjoy the brown bag lunches.  Sunbeam Kids has signed up to provide lunches on Sunday, November 21st.

    COVID-19 has caused a dramatic spike in homelessness and Street Angels is working hard to safely meet the needs of these vulnerable citizens. 

    • Sandwich (pb&j or lunchmeat without mayo)
    • Soft fruit such as tangerines, bananas, plums, etc. (Fruit cups w/a spoon are good too)
    • Chewy granola or protein bar
    • Individual bag of chips
    • Sweet treats! Examples: Little Debbie snack, cookies
    • Water flavor packet for bottled water drinks
    • String cheese, beef sticks, etc.

    Other suggestions could be pre-packaged containers of fresh veggies w/dip, pudding cups, applesauce, crackers, trail mix, etc.

    With the current COVID-19 crisis, Street Angels asks that bag lunches are prepared in a clean environment using social distance precautions. When dropping off bag lunches on the night of outreach, please drop off in bags or boxes that you will not need returned. To keep with social distance, we ask that you place the lunches by one of our buses, which our team will place on the bus.

    Each family who registers will be asked to supply the contents for and assemble 10 bag lunches for the Street Angels program. Bag lunches MUST be delivered to Street Angels at 5:45pm on the day of outreach, Sunday, November 21st. Their location is 1236 South Layton Blvd, in the rear parking lot.

PO Box 1854
Brookfield, WI  53008

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