As many of you know, Rays of Light was selected by you, our wonderful Slipper Club members, as our 2016-2017 beneficiary. Rays of Light is a local charity organization that supports special needs children and their family. Our annual gala and silent auction on February 4, 2017, will raise funds for Rays of Light but we’re excited to announce that you can raise awareness and start volunteering now!

For those of you looking to get involved before our gala, Slipper Club will be hosting two volunteer nights this fall during their "Night Lights" program. We would love for you to join us Friday, September 9 and Friday, November 11 and spend time with these amazing kiddos and their siblings.

To volunteer, visit the website here and fill out the "Volunteer Application" as well as the "Background Check" form. It will take you less than 10 minutes. Be sure and mention "Slipper Club" in the comments section for Rays of Light reference!
We have sent a Paperless Post invite for the September volunteer night. Keep an eye out for the November invitation. Please RSVP if you want to participate - we look forward to seeing you at one or both of the events!

What to Expect:
  • Volunteers need to arrive at 5:30pm
  • You will be provided a quick tour of the stations, dinner and information on the child you are paired with for the evening
  • Children begin arriving at 6:00pm and stay until parent pick-up between the hours of 9:00-10:00pm
  • Volunteers are asked to stay until 10:00pm to help pick up toys and regroup with Slipper Club
  • Teamwork makes the dream work! You and another member of Slipper Club will be paired with a child
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes!

About The Night Lights Program:
It creates a unique evening for children with special needs and their siblings, and provides parents the opportunity to have four free hours to do anything from run errands to have a date night and know that their children are in safe care.

Numerous activities are offered over the course of the evening including: a large gym; to run and basketball to play, a computer lab; with educational software, a special craft in the arts and crafts room, areas for blowing bubbles, reading books and enjoying music, movie viewing, a recreation room; with an Xbox, varying live entertainment each month (e.g. petting zoo, face painter, juggler, etc.), two playgrounds, and visits from Therapy Dogs Incorporated therapy dogs. Two nurses and an off-duty police officer are hired for each event to keep the children and volunteers safe.

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