ALTON — The YWCA of Alton is hosting a summer camp running through the end of summer. This camp provides breakfast, lunch and daily snacks to about 30 children each day.
Brian Runge, volunteer and manager of the Community Cafe at the YWCA, is reaching out to the community in hopes of finding individuals to provide much-needed services and donations to help offset the cost of each meal and improve the building’s efficiency.
The YWCA needs volunteers with specific skill sets to assist with repairs, including plumbing, HVAC and general maintenance. A new water heater needs to be installed, the kitchen garbage disposal needs repair or replacement, and a commercial refrigerator that is not maintaining a constant temperature requires repair.
“These are just a few of the jobs that need some special attention,” Runge said.
The YWCA also needs new microwave ovens for the kitchen, as well as supplies, such as paper plates, napkins, utensils, and cups to be used in serving the meals and beverages to campers for the next two months. Monetary donations will be accepted; however, donors should note the area in they prefer the donation to be used.
Direct questions or donations to the YWCA at (618) 465-7744 after 11 a.m. each day, or email Brian Runge at email@example.com.