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Sunday, April 10

RIMS ’16 Community Service: Harmonium

8:00 am – 3:00 pm  
Room: 25AB

Join RIMS as we spend the day volunteering with Harmonium, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency in children, youth, and adults through creative education, intervention, and prevention services rooted in collaboration with neighborhoods and families. Harmonium was established in 1975 through an enterprising blend of vision and necessity to respond to Mira Mesa’s rapidly growing need for juvenile diversion services. We’ll spend the day working at their Klassic Kids program, which provides before and after school care and full-day care at designated sites on non-school days in a creative educational environment. Community Service Day volunteers will help fix-up the school sites by painting, landscaping, installing siding, cleaning and other various maintenance projects. Volunteers will work at various sites in San Diego.

8:00 am: Event Kick-Off: Welcome and Breakfast at San Diego Convention Center
9:00 am: Volunteers will be transported to work-sites. Date is firm, but timeline is subject to change.

Tuesday, April 12

Community Service Project: Blessings in a Backpack

10:00 am – 2:00 pm   
Room: Exhibit Halls C-G

Join RIMS for RIMS 2016 Community Service Project in the Exhibit Hall at the San Diego Convention Center. RIMS '16 attendees will volunteer their time to assist Blessings in a Backpack with their mission guided by the belief that our social and economic future depends on the quality of a young child's experiences. Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal. Volunteers will put together backpacks that will be donated to local elementary schools.

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