Volunteer opportunities at Bound Together

By Janice M. King, CCC Advocate for Bound Together

Bound Together, an after-school tutoring program located in All Saints Episcopal Church in Pontiac, serves academically needy children in grades one through six. This amazing organization is one of Christ Church Cranbrook’s Community Partners for Outreach.

Academic tutoring takes place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Tutors can designate a specific day. Volunteers are also needed for the cooking and art classes on Monday afternoons.

Christ Church Cranbrook members who have volunteered with me this past year include J.J. Benkert, Margaret Burch, Donna Censori, Eileen Cuddohy, Cathy Denious, Judy Graham, Joan Jensen, Clare Kabel, Barry Lawler, Karen Martin and Nkemijka Okeke.

“What a blessing it is to give so little and get so much in return. As a volunteer cook at Bound Together, I spend precious time with a friend or two while preparing a meal for 24 deserving children,” said Cathy Denious. “We cooks feel appreciated from the moment we arrive, as the children greet us with, ‘What’s for dinner?’ After tutoring, the young ‘kitchen helpers’ proudly serve the meal. We cooks walk around pouring milk and answering small requests; the ‘thank you’s’ we receive in return are priceless.”

Please consider volunteering for this wonderful program. A tutor orientation will be offered on Wednesday, September 6 at 4:30 PM at Bound Together. Contact Jane Porter, Bound Together executive director, at 248.610.750 or director@boundtogetherpontiac.org if there are any questions. Learn more about Bound Together at boundtogetherpontiac.org.

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