ODTUG Kscope is a singularly unique event in Oracle user group conferences. One reason is our signature Community Service Day project, where ODTUG Kscope attendees give back to the community we are visiting.
This year, ODTUG has partnered with Haven for Hope in its mission of radical compassion, driven by hope, to move people from a feeling of worthlessness to the pursuit of excellence. Haven for Hope provides drug treatment, job training, education, medical services, and so much more all on one campus. Through their programs, individuals driven to better their own lives can confidently move from homelessness to full employment and stability in their lives.
ODTUG Kscope attendees will have several options to help at Haven for Hope: activities such as meal preparation, campus beautification, sleeping mat care, helping in the free store, serving coffee, and playing bingo with the Courtyard residents.
If you want to join ODTUG Kscope in giving back to this truly amazing organization, sign up today! Space is limited.
SUPPORT ODTUG COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
Haven for Hope depends on generous individuals and community-minded companies to fund its programs and serve its residents. Haven for Hope staff members are needed to assist in the onsite organization of the ODTUG Kscope17 Community Service Day project; food is needed to keep our volunteers energized, and transportation costs need to be covered.
No donation is too small!
Companies or individuals donating more than $300 by May 15, 2017, will have their names or logos placed on the back of the official ODTUG Community Service Day T-shirt.
How do I donate?
To become an ODTUG Community Service Day Supporter, please click the “donate” button below today.
Haven for Hope is a place for new beginnings for people in Bexar County who are experiencing homelessness. It is made up of two major programs: the Courtyard and the Transformational Campus.
The Courtyard is a low-barrier safe outdoor sleeping program that offers shelter and basic needs. Guests receive meals, communal showers, laundry, basic medical care and mental health care, and other basic services.
The Transformational Campus is a center that offers services and shelter with an emphasis toward addressing the root causes of homelessness. An individual or family may go here to receive housing, education, counseling, and support to help transform his or her life. The goal is to help individuals gain and keep permanent housing.
What kind of activities will there be at Community Service Day?
There will be both indoor and outdoor activities for all skill levels; this will be a project that truly anyone can participate in.
How can I sign up?
Sign up when you register for ODTUG Kscope17, or if you are already registered log back in to your registration and select the Community Service Day option. If you can’t participate due to travel plans, you can make a donation in support of Haven for Hope here.
Is this an all-day event?
No. Plan on 8:30 AM-1:00 PM. Lunch will be served.
Do I need to bring my own food and drink?
There will be a light breakfast provided at the hotel before leaving on the buses starting at 7:30 AM in the Exhibit Hall Foyer on level one. Lunch and water will also be provided for all volunteers.
Where are we going, and how will I get there?
Haven for Hope is located right off I-10 at 1 Haven for Hope Way in San Antonio, 78207. We will take school buses from the hotel leaving at 8:30 AM to get there. Meet at the Convention Center Entrance on level one at 8:15 AM.
What should I wear?
Your ODTUG Kscope Community Service Day T-shirt and closed-toed shoes; the rest is up to you.
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY VIDEOS
Cornerstone Community Outreach, Chicago, Illinois
The On It Foundation, Hollywood, Florida
Nature Consortium, Seattle, Washington
Warren Easton Charter High School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Boys & Girls Club, San Antonio, Texas
Boys & Girls Club, Long Beach, California
Ronald H. Brown Middle School, Washington, DC
Martin Dunes, Monterey, California
Live Oak Elementary School, New Orleans, Louisiana