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Circles West Orange

March 1, 2024 at varies

The Circles® Campaign is a national, transformational approach to reduce poverty that partners volunteers and community leaders with individuals and families wanting to make the journey out of poverty.

Circles West Orange is celebrating 10 years!

Circles West Orange is celebrating 10 years! Six years with St. Luke’s as the Lead Organization and four years as Host Organization partnering with Poverty Solutions Group.

Circles builds a community to end poverty and needs volunteers serving as Allies.

To honor this 10 year milestone, we’re looking for 10 St. Lukers to be Allies. 

What do you do when you see that many other people have not had the same opportunities as you? You become a Circle Ally and form an intentional friendship with an individual or family working toward economic stability.

Circle Allies join Circle Leaders in their quest to have enough resources, relationships and purpose to thrive. Through these new relationships Circle Allies will also increase their own awareness of the complexities of poverty. Circles provides an opportunity to use this developing understanding of poverty to advocate within the community to change the systemic barriers that prevent many from becoming economically stable.

Click below for Ally application-deadline March 1

Interested in other Circles Resource Teams?

Recruitment Resource Team

Would you consider serving on the Recruitment Resource Team?
We’re looking for 2 St. Lukers to join this team!

This team develops strategies for recruiting Circle Leaders (participants) and Circles Allies (volunteers) committed to poverty reduction and then implements those strategies in coordination with Circles staff.

Skills helpful for this position:

  • marketing background
  • community connections
  • familiarity of organizations that serve under-resourced households
  • passionate persuasion

Community Resource Team

Would you consider serving on the Community Resource Team?
We’re looking for 4-5 St. Lukers to join this team!

This team creates a welcoming and safe space for the Circles weekly meetings. This group will secure meals and meal donations, support the children and youth track, help with set-up and tear-down, provide greeters at the sign-in table, and offer hospitality.

Skills helpful for this position:

  • logistics and hospitality
  • knowledge and connections within food industry
  • willing to contact faith communities and businesses for donations
  • event coordinator
  • support locally and BIPOC owned food services as we plan for the meals.

Services Resource Team

Would you be interested in being on the Services Resource Team?
We’re looking for 3-4 St. Lukers for this team!

This team identifies helpful services and community partners in the Central Florida area that are able to help our Circle Leaders meet their goals for economic stability.

Skills helpful for this position:

  • background work in social work or human services
  • nonprofit experience
  • understanding of public benefits
  • compassion and innovation

Provide Circles Meeting Meals

Do you belong to a group or bible study that would like to help to provide the Circles meeting meal?
We need meals for the third and fourth Tuesday of each month

  • We typically have 35-40 people in attendance
  • The cost is between $300-$450, depending if we cook it ourselves or buy from a restaurant

There are two ways you could sponsor

  • Donate the funds directly and we will take care of the rest.
  • Prepare or purchase the food and come in person to serve it. It’s a great way to get a glimpse of how Circles works in person.

OR

 Click the ribbon below to view Circles Information Sessions

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Want to learn more about Circles?  Join a one hour virtual session about reducing poverty by building long-term relationships with those under the Federal Poverty Line.

Upcoming session is scheduled on:

February

Thursday, 2/22/24, 10:00-11:00 am

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Addie Hartnett at ahartnett@povertysolutionsgroup.org.

To learn more about Circles West Orange, please visit st.lukes.org/circles

 


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