55 Days of Service

SRVS launches 55 Days of Service

SRVS seeks volunteer opportunities to celebrate the organization’s 55th anniversary

SRVS wants to lend Memphis organizations a hand. The disability services nonprofit will recognize its 55th anniversary with a series of activities, including 55 Days of Service. For 55 days leading up to the organization’s anniversary Nov. 1, the agency’s staff and people it supports will volunteer at various locations in Memphis and Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, Lauderdale, Hardeman and Hayward county.
“Over the years, the Memphis community has been phenomenal in its support of our mission,” said Tyler Hampton, executive director of SRVS. “Community involvement has always been a big part of what we do, but as we recognize our 55th anniversary we want to show our appreciation for the years of community support we have received through a special effort to help out where we can.”

SRVS began as Sheltered Occupational Shop, Inc., an organization founded by parents who sought meaningful and life-changing employment opportunities for their children with intellectual disabilities. Through in-home fundraisers and word-of-mouth community education, SOS opened its doors Nov. 1, 1962. 

Since then, SRVS programs have expanded to include extensive employment services, support for children, family support, elderly and adult disability services and community living opportunities. 

Projects thus far: MIFA food delivery, concessions stand fundraiser at the FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic, laundry ministry, public speaking, feeding the homeless and church cleanup projects. 

Ideal projects: Food collection/delivery, senior centers, community centers, local theaters, festivals, animal shelters, before/after school programs, community clean-up. 

Organizations that are working on a project or are in need of a little extra help with everyday tasks are encouraged to email Anthony Hicks at anthony.hicks@srvs.org for additional information or call 901-312-6800.