Greater Cedar Rapids Area Help-Portrait event in 48 hours needs last minute help!

Greater Cedar Rapids Area Help-Portrait event is in less than 2 days and we need some last minute help!  No experience required for most spots.

Current supply & volunteer needs as of noon on Wed 12/1.

Volunteers needed:
2 Family guides in Mount Vernon (MV).
2 Child Monitors in CR & MV
1 Stair runner in MV
2 Photo editors in CR
1 Registration in MV
2 Photo Assistants in MV
2 general volunteers/floaters in MV
1 Kitchen/food volunteer in CR
1 Studio Photographer in CR

Set up Help in CR from 7am to 8am. I have 6 studio photographers setting up on the 3rd floor and the elevator is down. I need strong careful backs for just an hour at 7am to haul gear up stairs. Will need tear down strong backs from 3-4, taking gear back down stairs.

2 boxes tissues
Clorox wipes or similar – alot.
Coloring / activity books – slightly used ok too
handful of safety pins

We are having a loaves & fishes type situation feeding 500 people in CR. Lunch is set thanks to several volunteers. Need help with muffins / breakfast pastries/donuts or similar. Need bars & cookies. Need snacks! Have fruit snacks coming from GM. Would love a Quaker contact to get granola bars if still possible. We had put out a call for water bottles, but we are good on water now! Still looking for a church or chain to donate a coffee service as we will have not water on Saturday.


7:00 Photographers, assistants, editors – arrive & begin set up.
7:15-7:30 everyone else – check in at registration & sign your releases.
7:30-8:00 family guide training
8:00 all volunteer meeting
8:15 group photo
8:30 families start arriving
9:00 shooting begins
2:40 last family
3:00-4:00 tear down

If anyone has questions and/or is interested in volunteering or donating supplies, please have them call, text or email me:

Amy Mueggenberg 319-721-5063 [email protected]

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