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March 1,  2013  

What's New This Week?
Need a Place to Perform?
Creasy Springs Assisted Living is looking for individuals, groups, schools, girl scouts, boy scouts, etc. to come in and provide musical entertainment for residents.


If interested, contact Alicia from volunteer website opportunity, email her at


or call 447-6600.


Drivers Wanted 

Tippecanoe Villa, County Assisted Living Home is looking for individuals to transport residents to doctor appointments.

  • Vehicles provided by center;
  • covered by Villa insurance;
  • drivers needed for Tuesday and Thursday shifts;
  • week to week appointment schedule.


To learn more, email Pam,


or call 463-3662.

Still Needed

Making Friends, Changing Lives 
Compeer is a mentoring program that matches adult volunteers with persons recovering from a mental health challenge. Friends spend 4 hours a month together doing fun activities they both enjoy. If you can be a friend, you can be a Compeer volunteer!reflection group  

If interested, email Jayme at jzobrist@mhalafayette.org or call 742-1800.


Wonder what living life in poverty is like? 

Northwest Central Labor Council is hosting a poverty simulation on March 13th, 6 - 9pm and need of volunteers to be a part of it. If you would like to participate in this eye opening opportunity, contact Amy at United Way to sign up or learn more. Email her at awood@uw.lafayette.in.us or call 742-9077 x 222. 

Ivy Tech Community College 
The Lafayette Ivy Tech Dental Assisting Students are holding the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30. The public is welcome to attend to attend this fundraiser for student scholarships and support the Dental Assisting program.


For more information about the event, or to volunteer, contact Kali Miller at (574) 217-3749 or email at millkr10@gmail.com.
Help with Annual Fundraiser Event 
YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention  Program is looking for about 25 volunteers to help their big fundraiser, Clay Bowl Giving event held on April 25th
  • set up on April 24th at 5pm;
  • tear down on April 25th at 7pm;
  • move tables and chairs.     
If interested, sign up on the volunteer website , email Ericka or call 423-4486.

If interested in learning about more ways to get involved, contact Amy at the
United Way Volunteer Center or visit:

Need Assistance with Your Taxes?

VITA can help!


Tax season is HERE!
 If you have an annual income of $50,000 or less, VITA will prepare your taxes for FREE. This program will be running through April 15.
VITA is specifically designed to aid people with low-to-moderate incomes in filing their taxes. Mobile sites at convenient locations are available to ease this process for you.
Schedule an appointment by clicking in the link on our website:
You may also schedule by calling or texting Jen Million at
 (574) 643-1012.
If you have any further questions about the VITA program, email
If you'd prefer, you can file your own taxes online if your annual income does not exceed $57,000. Check it out on the tax website now! 

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Read Across America 


"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."  

What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday than reading to a child? On the evening of March 2nd (Dr. Seuss's birthday), Random House and the National Education Association (NEA) urge you to participate in the second annual Read Across America and read to a child.