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Volunteer Needs Column 

August 30,  2013  

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Feed our Community in Need

St. John's/LUM Food Pantry distributes food to residents of Tippecanoe County.  Volunteers are needed:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 
  • Monday and Thursday drivers with a truck to pick up food;
  • Scheduled once a month 
Learn More and Sign up on the volunteer  website, contact Jane, jvanable@frontier.com or 765-742-4079 x 115.


This Parking Lot Will Save Lives 

HomesteadCS is seeking volunteers from 3pm - 9p m on Saturday, Sept. 7th to help park vehicles at the Historic Jeff Centre. No driving will be involved. You'll be directing others on where to park to raise money to decrease foreclosure, increase home ownership, and ensure that families in our community have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. To learn more on how you can be of help, visit the volunteer center website, contact Chris June at 765-423-1284 or chris@homesteadcs.org.


Still Needed 
Latino Festival at Riehle Plaza
Volunteer to help out at this year's Latino Festival on September 14th. Looking for volunteers to:
  • work three or four hour shifts;
  • set up:
  • tear down.
To learn more or sign up, visit volunteer center website or contact Fermin at 765-659-5313.

Help get books in children's hands

Book Cycle provides age appropriate books for infants, toddlers and preschool children in local child care centers. They are in need of volunteers on Thursday mornings and afternoons to:

  • help children select books; 
  • read with the children
at the Head Start and Early Head Start Centers. Sign up on the volunteer website, contact Colleen, creader6142@gmail.com or 765-567-4088.

Be a Friend to a Senior

Signature Healthcare is seeking weekend volunteers to assist with

  • bingo at 10:30a Saturday mornings
  • coffee & donuts at 10:30a on Sunday mornings
  • ice cream socials at 3:00p on Sunday afternoons
  • pass newspapers Saturdays and Sundays
  • make popcorn on Saturdays after bingo and
  • one to one time with residents.

If interested, contact Melissa at 765-477-7791 or



Discover your Community
Westminster Village is celebrating "Active Aging Week" September 22-28. They are looking for volunteers to match up with the residents in a variety of activities that week.
Visit the volunteer website to sign up or contact Cheryl, 765-464-5115 or cbentley@wvwl.org 

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 Read to Succeed  
Networking Event

When: September 5, 2013 
Where: Henriott Group, Inc. 
                 250 Main St., Ste. 650 
RSVP: Emily or 742-9077 x 244

Learn how you can make a difference one page at a time. Join Gary Henriott, from Henriott Group and Patricia Hauber, HR Manager from Caterpillar Inc., on Thursday, September 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Henriott Group, Inc. to learn more about how you can make a lasting impact in a child's life!

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Evonik at TCCC East 7
Week of Caring
Sept. 9-15,2013

There are still 24 out of 88 projects left for this year's event. Gather a team, Pick a project and Help an agency!