Last call! Come to Cal Farley’s Poverty Workshop this Saturday!

Cal Farley is a great organization intent on helping everyone in our community thrive.

If you plan on coming to Cal Farley’s Poverty Workshop this Saturday, please RSVP now! We need a head count for food, as Victory Church is generously donating lunch. Deadline to RSVP is tomorrow–Wednesday, May 15th.

Here are the details:

 Dr. Donna Beegle’s See Poverty Be the Difference presented by Elia Moreno

 

Victory Church

Saturday, May 18th 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. 

6300 Arden Road

Join us for this informative, inspirational, and motivational presentation. This workshop will include insights into working more effectively with families who live in the crisis of poverty. Dr. Beegle’s personal expCommunity Serviceeriences and research illuminate how to communicate and work across race, poverty, gender, and generational barriers. You will be exposed to fresh new ways to address poverty. This training will also provide a different filter for audience members to address poverty—a filter without blame or judgment that allows professionals to help people move out and stay out of the poverty war zone.

Please RSVP to Elia Moreno at (806) 316-2283 or at eliamoreno@live.com.

Visit the Aardvark Automotive website for more information on how Aardvark helps out in the community.

100 Days of Diapers: Now accepting diaper donations!

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Via Flickr user Morydd

 

Aardvark Automotive is helping Cal Farley’s new initiative, 100 Days of Diapers, by accepting diaper donations at our shop.

Running from March 11 through June 24, 100 Days of Diapers aspires to get one person per day to donate a package of diapers to a family in need.

Sizes 3, 4, and 5 are most needed. As a price estimate, a 144-count pack of Size 3 diapers is $20 at Walmart and will last approximately two weeks.

Diapers are very important supplies for those affected by poverty since most places that hand them out for free only dispense ten or so at once. But, as anyone who has children knows, 10 diapers is only enough to get you through one day.

Diapers are an urgent necessity for many families, so we encourage you to help out!

 

Donation Information

There are 3 ways you can donate diapers:

  1. Drop them off at our shop.

Aardvark Automotive

Phone

(806) 242-1073

Address

5825 Canyon Dr.

Amarillo, TX79110

  1. Drop them off at Cal Farley.

Phone

(800) 687-3722 or (806) 372-2341 

Address

600 W. 11th 

Amarillo, TX 79101

  1. Call event organizer Elia Moreno at (806) 322-2530 and she will arrange for someone to pick the diapers up.

Come meet us at Cal Farley’s community development events Feb. 25 & 28!

Most of us stuck in the rat race take advantage of the little things. Between commuting to and from work, grinding through the work day, shuffling our kids around, making dinner, and perhaps going out to see a movie, we forget that some people come home to little at all.

Poverty is a multifaceted problem, stemming from various causes such as domestic abuse, immigration, and being a member of the working class.

At Aardvark Automotive, our community is not simply a location for our shop – it is the heart and soul of who we are and why we still exist today. Our goal is to consistently give back to a community that has given us so much in the past 33 years.

We try to help others out whenever possible, whether it’s providing food or a refurbished car for a deserving individual.

We have worked with Cal Farley, one of America’s largest privately funded child and family service providers, for 2 years and support its mission of providing care and opportunity to those in need.

As such, we’d love to invite you to two upcoming classes hosted by Cal Farley. No Excuses No Limits Amarillo aims to encourage young adults to go to college so they have better opportunities in life and in the workplace.

Meanwhile, Let’s Talk Neighborhood Food Pantries allows you to meet and to listen to the stories of those affected by poverty. The environment is completely non-judgmental and the class is offered to help people understand what they can do to help others. Whether you help collect necessary food items or donate a washer and dryer because you got a new set, you will be improving your neighbors’ lives in more ways than you know.

So drop by at either event (or both!) and say hi! Just make sure to RSVP beforehand. Event details are below.

For more information on Cal Farley, visit their website here.

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies

hosting 

No Limits No Excuses Amarillo

by Lori Bigham

Monday, February 25th, 2012

11:30-1:00

Cal Farley’s Training Room on 11th and Monroe

Please email eliamoreno@live.com or call Elia at 322.2530 to RSVP space is limited

  $10 Per Person

No Limits No Excuses Amarillo initiative aims to dramatically increase the number of young adults in Amarillo who complete their postsecondary education, setting them up for success in the workplace and in life.

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 Cal Farley’s Community Engagement

hosting 

Coffee at Cal Farley’s

 Let’s talk Neighborhood Food Pantries

 Thursday, February 28th, 2012

9:00-10:00

Cal Farley’s Conference Room on 11th and Monroe

Please email eliamoreno@live.com or call Elia at 322.2530 to RSVP space is limited