WVURA members work as a group with the Backpack Feeding Program. Our role is to pack bags with food that is sent home with school children so they have food over the weekend. The food is purchased by Scott’s Run Settlement House with grant funding. There are over 800 children enrolled in this program in Monongalia County.
We pack bags during the school year beginning in September and ending in May. We are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at Scott’s Run. We begin at 1:00 p.m. and it takes between 60 and 90 minutes to fill all the bags.
Not everyone is able to be there every time, but the more helpers there are the faster it goes! Volunteers receive WVURA T-shirts. Join us.
Rosenbaum Family House
As part of our philanthropic efforts, the Retirees Association prepares dinner for the residents of Rosenbaum Family House.
Rosenbaum Family House offers an affordable and comfortable place to stay for families who travel to Morgantown to be with loved ones who have a serious illness or injury and who are in WVU hospitals. Free evening meals on week days are provided to guest families as well as anyone with a patient in WVU hospitals. The meals are provided by volunteer groups and provide a taste of home and an opportunity for fellowship.
The Association provides food, drinks, paper products, and cutlery. Members donate time and/or money. They can help prepare food or assist with serving or clean up. But perhaps most important, residents of Family House enjoy having groups spend time with them and talk with them during the meal.
Gift Wrapping Party
Hoss Foundation Gift Project
The Hoss Foundation was founded by former NFL and WVU QB Jeff Hostetler and his wife, Vicky, to help meet the needs of children and/or families facing hardships.
Each December, WVURA members volunteer for the Wrapping Party. The foundation buys and wraps over 7000 gifts for families in Monongalia, Marion and Preston Counties who are facing hardships due to traumatic injury, illness, or financial crisis.
Back to School Program
Every August, our volunteers help the staff at Christian Help get ready for their Back to School distribution. They have sorted shoes, socks, underwear, and clothes so that they were easy to distribute to Monongalia County school children.
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