Families are taking on the responsibility of educating their children at home. Building a DIY Children and Family Enrichment Kit is a great way to ensure all families have essential items to fuel education at home and spend quality time together. We encourage you to get your friends and neighbors involved in building these kits!
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • None
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Delivery , Project-based
  • Learn More
In our region, 44 percent of families struggle to afford their basic needs. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the percentage of families without access to critical resources is rising. And the challenges are even greater for families with infants who must take extra precautions to stay safe. Building a DIY Infant Care Kit is a great way to provide essential items that will help families keep their children healthy at home. We encourage you to get your friends and neighbors involved in building these kits!
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • None
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Delivery , Project-based
  • Learn More
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there are heightened health, safety and welfare concerns for seniors. Seniors who live in group residences are often required to be in social isolation — staying in their rooms to avoid transmission of the virus. Building a DIY Senior Care Kit is a great way to lift the spirits of seniors while providing resources to counter the effects of spending so much time alone. We encourage you to get your friends and neighbors involved in building these kits!!
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • None
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Project-based
  • Learn More
In our region, 44 percent of families struggle to afford their basic needs. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the percentage of families without access to critical resources is rising. And the challenges are even greater for families with vulnerable household members (seniors, people with disabilities) who must take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy. Building a DIY Supporting our Neighbors Kit is a great way to provide essential items that will help keep our neighbors safe at home. We encourage you to get your friends and neighbors involved in building these kits!
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • One-time
  • None
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Delivery , Project-based
  • Learn More

The Shop Rat Foundation is currently seeking volunteers and instructors to support program growth in all focus areas (machining, welding, engineering and construction). If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please contact Kelly Kofflin at [email protected]
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Evenings , Weekdays , Weekends
  • Skilled
  • Individuals
  • In-person , Skills-based