Submitted by Karen Lewis
There are several opportunities this week for McKinney residents to help out their own city.
• Strikes Against Cancer is seeking volunteers to help with the May 4th weekend baseball tournament benefiting research in the fight against cancer. Some of the opportunities include data entry using PC or iPad, distributing flyers, placing signs at the fields, and assisting with various activities the days of the tournament. To find out more about SAC and the amazing young man behind this effort, go to www.volunteermckinney.org, click on “Get Connected” and then “SAC” in the lower right corner.
• Grace Lake Ministries provides therapeutic horsemanship to individuals with physical, social, and emotional developmental problems. They currently have two volunteer positions. One is for a bookkeeper to maintain financial records using Quickbooks and related duties. Time requirements include one to three hours, one day a week. The other position, Volunteer Coordinator, requires 4 to 8 hours per week and could possibly become a part-time paid position. The duties include volunteer management, scheduling, and recruitment. For more information, click “Get Connected” and select the position of choice in the lower right column.
• Share! High School Exchange Program. Share the American way of life with an international exchange students for a semester or a school year. The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance, and have spending money for their personal expenses. Hosts can review applications and select the student that will best match their family. Host families are diverse: single adults, married couples with and without children, seniors, or empty-nesters. If you can share your heart and home, find out more. Click “Get Connected” then “SHARE!” in the right column.