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March 15,  2013  

What's New This Week?
2013 Sprint Wabash River Sampling Blitz 

Wabash River Enhancement Corporation is looking for groups or individuals to help sample 200+ sites on tributaries draining to the Wabash River from 3-5 pm on Friday, April 19th. No training or equipment required. If interested, email Jessica at jfulgoni@wabashriver.net or call her at 765-420-8505. 

Volunteers Needed for Hunger Study

Food Finders Food Bank is a part of a nationwide 2014 Hunger in America study on domestic hunger and are looking for dozens of volunteers willing to conduct client surveys.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • attend training session (TBD)
  • work 3-5 shifts between April - August
  • have reliable transportation
  • be available to contact through phone and email.
If interested, contact through volunteer website  opportunity, email Kier at kcrites@food-finders.org or call 471-0062.
Want to be a Hero?

The Tippecanoe County Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to solicit donations in two hour shifts, 10am- 12pm or 12pm - 2pm at area Wal-Marts as part of the Heroes campaign.

  • Saturday, April 6, Veterans Memorial Pkwy 
  • Saturday, April 13, West Lafayette-52W
  • Saturday, April 20, Veterans Memorial Pkwy 
  • Saturday, April 27, West Lafayette-52W

If interested, contact Jennifer, Jennifer.Edwards@redcross.org or call her at 765-742-6975. 

Still Needed

Green Thumbs Needed 
Dennis Burton Child Care Center is looking for individuals or groups who like to work outdoors doing:Weeding & trimming; landscaping:painting;clearing debris. 


If interested, contact through volunteer website opportunity, email  Kristi at khouge@tcchildcare.org or call 423-4906.

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.
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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5 Ways to Find a Career That Makes a Difference 

You're here because you want to do good. You want to stay informed. You want to take actions that help instead of hurt the world around you. Perhaps you are even inspired to make doing good your full-time gig.


But a social-impact career requires more than good ideas and good feelings. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you're ready to create a career that gives back.