|What's New This Week?
Are you "Thumbody Special?
Mental Health America wants to know:
- do you love interacting with kids?
- do you have one hour to give?
- are you a professional, caring and dependable adult?
Volunteers needed for the "I'm Thumbody Special" Program. This 1 hour presentation is taught to 3rd grade Tippecanoe County students and focuses on enhancing positive self regard and respect for others. The program includes a short video, a story, and an interactive presentation.
If interested, email
or call Jayme at 742-1800.
Outdoor Education Center Cleanup
Cole Elementary Cleanup day is September 23rd from 1-4pm. Volunteers needed to:
- prepare center for winter by;
- cutting, weeding, hauling brush;
- work an hour or all three.
More information email
If interested in learning about more volunteer opportunities, contact Amy at the
Mental Health America is the proud owner of a 70-80 gallon freshwater fish tank that currently holds 8 fish. The tank is located in Compeer's activity room and is in need of a volunteer to clean the tank twice a month.
- be able to lift 15 lbs
- provide own transportation
- experience appreciated but not mandatory
If interested, view opportunity on volunteer website
or call Jayme at 742-1800.
Purdue Half-Marathon & 5K Volunteers
Volunteer as an individual or group on October 20th. Help support Purdue Athletics Life Success Program and volunteer to help with:
Wabash Sampling Blitz
Volunteer to be part of the fourth annual Fall Wabash Sampling Blitz this September 28th! Join 250 volunteers to collect a snapshot of the water quality of the Wabash River, Wildcat Creek, and their tributaries. Volunteers will monitor: temperature, water cloudiness (turbidity), nutrient levels, and pathogen concentrations. Volunteer with a friend, your family, or alone and we'll assign you a partner.
United Way Volunteer Center or visit:
Week of Caring
Is Finally Here!
United Way of Greater Lafayette Week of Caring 2012 is in full force but there are still a few projects left!
Thank you to all the groups that have been out all week doing projects! Don't forget to submit your photos for the contest!
We still have a few projects unclaimed. If you want to participate, put together a team and sign up for your project online.
If you have questions you can visit the United Way Week of Caring page,email Amy Wood or call 765-742-9077 x 222.
Read to Succeed is a community initiative led by United Way of Greater Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Commerce and local community school corporations designed to motivate our community to engage in our students' academic success.
You can help a student succeed at a local elementary school by volunteering one hour a week. Your time and compassion can make a difference in a child's education.
Five more schools have been added this year, so even more volunteers are needed!
School has started and Volunteers are still needed!
To learn more about the program and choose the school you would like to volunteer with, go to:
or contact Amy O'Shea at United Way 765-742-9077 x 244
2011-2012 Read to Succeed Volunteer assisting a child with her reading.
|We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. |
~Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Learn more about the United Way
Do you want to find out what the United Way of Greater Lafayette is all about? Visit the website
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City of Lafayette Employees at Riggs for 2012 Week of Caring