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We will stand with and volunteer for other organizations that help the less fortunate and homeless. We speak up for what we believe in and against violence and crime. We will stand strong as the tired, sick, and poor stand on our shoulders to reach their dreams.

Silverbackks is also honored that its co-founder and president, Brian “Jude” Quinn, traveled to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Mon., July 15, 2013 and received a Daily Point of Light Award from the Points of Light Foundation from President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and President George H.W. Bush. The award was in honor of the Points of Light Foundation’s 5,000th Daily Points of Light Award. Read the press release for more information.

 

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Our Blog

  • Summer Wrap Up

    21 Aug 2014

     

     

    Statistic from the concluded program SmashPlates and the introduction of the NEW SilverSupper program. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.

    Summer 2014 Wrap Up

    We want to thank you all for being a part of our summer dinner program. This program exceeded our expectations and the kids were a joy to all of us! As we gear up for the all new after school program SilverSupper lets look at the numbers from SmashPlates!
    SilverSupper at Hillcrest and SilverSupper at Central ParkSign up today!

    Summer recap:

    We reached 460 different kids! Of those 300 were boys and 160 were girls. We served the kids 2217 meals throughout the course of the summer. That does not include the occasional seconds, parents or volunteers that were served. This was an amazing experience! The age breakdown was: 36% High School 16% Middle School 42% Grade School 6% Preschool The day breakdown was: 413 meals served on Mondays 469 meals served on Tuesdays 511 meals served on Wednesdays 506 meals served on Thursdays 318 meals served on Fridays We’re expanding on this success because we can’t imagine leaving these kids! With fewer organizations able to commit to the school year we simplified things from a hot dinner to sandwiches. (we hope to eventually go back to hot) With our new SilverSupper we are asking folks to help us purchase the fruit and snacks or simply make sammies or cookies at home and drop them off!

    Upcoming SilverSupper:

    Has over 3,500 volunteers opportunities and will serve 20,000 meals.

    August 11 – May 21
    SilverSupper at Hillcrest
    August 18 – May 21
    SilverSupper at Central ParkHunger has a huge effect on how a child performs at school and prevents kids from reaching their full potential. Through our evolution of the summer program into a AFTER SCHOOL program: SilverSupper, at Hillcrest Community Center and Central Park Community Center, we hope you will take this step with us toward eliminating childhood hunger.
    Thank You!
    Summer Program ParticipantsFirst Christian Church, McFarland’s, Target, Westlake Hardware, Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, McDonalds, Long John Silver, Godfathers, Lowes, Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene’s Intersect Student Ministries, Dillons, Sonic, Gambinos, Wendys, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Papa Murphy’s, Spangles, Subway, KFC, and XYZ Magazine.

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  • Reading to Children – Morning volunteer opportunities in July

    3 Jul 2014

    Our new SilverTeens volunteer opportunity is reading to children ages 5 – 12, providing one of life’s essential building blocks.

    Click here to sign up and make a difference in these young children’s lives.

  • Summer Dinner Program at Hillcrest Community Center

    21 May 2014

    Silverbackks is piloting a Summer Dinner Program at Hillcrest Community Center which will provide a sit down dinner during week nights to the under served children at the community center. Silverbackks volunteers will be needed to manage the program; providing set up, sign-in and clean up while working alongside community center supervisors as well as local churches and other community organizations who will be providing and serving the meal.

    Recent studies show that over 5600 of our students in USD 501 are eligible to receive free or reduced lunches through their school. For many of those children, that is the only meal they will receive. They are missing two meals a day.

    During the summer the same concern will exist.

    Hillcrest Community Center, through USD 501’s summer food program provides a snack and lunch. Due to the depressed economic situation within this geographical area of our community, this meal quite often is the only meal the participants receive on any given day. Our goal is to close this gap by virtue of providing an additional meal to participants in the center; promote physical and emotional well-being through nourishment and to foster a safe environment for the children in this community.

    The Silverbackks Summer Dinner Program “Smash Plates” will run 11 weeks, May 27th through August 8th and will require 2-4 Volunteers from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Monday through Friday to provide a positive example, assist the other organizations, handle sign-up, interact with the kids, and cleanup. The Hillcrest Community Center supervisors expect the number of children needing meals will average 50 – 60 per night.

    Participating Churches, Businesses and other organizations will have volunteers that will warm prepared meals and serve. Silverbackks volunteer onsite prep will start at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served between 6 and 7:00 p.m. Cleanup should be done by 7:30 p.m.

    Silverbackks will also be taking the kitchen duty on nights when an organization, church or business is unavailable. If that need arises we will need four additional volunteers. If you, your family, friends or organization are interested in providing and serving a meal please email us.

    These hungry kids are already doing their part in staying positive and off the streets. Shouldn’t we nurture if not reward this behavior?
    We would love it if you take a moment to sign up here, give a couple hours of your time and partner with us to take a step to reduce hunger in our community by smashing it out one plate at a time.