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September 13,  2013  

            What's New This Week?

Would You Like to See a Purdue Game? 

The Right Steps Child Development Centers is holding a United Way fundraiser at tomorrow's football game with Notre Dame by working in the concessions. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the United Way 2013 Campaign. They are asking for volunteers to help with this event. Volunteers will:

  • check in at 9am; 
  • hats and t-shirts are provided but volunteers will need to wear black pants; 
  • be present for a Purdue Win!
Learn More and Sign up by contacting Victoria Matney, vmatney@umail.iu.edu.

Office Assistance Needed 

Salvation Army is recruiting volunteers to assist in office receptionist type duties, particularly this Fall and into the Christmas season. Volunteers needed

October 1st to December 25th;

flexible hours and the time could be a "split shift" (i.e. 3 hours in the morning or afternoon) to suit individual schedules.


If interested or to learn more, contact Christine, Chris_Knuteson@usc.salvationarmy.org or 742-0006. 

Used Furniture Sitting Around? 

The First Methodist Furniture Bank is running low on donations. Anyone with good used furniture to donate can contact the furniture bank for pickup at furniture@fumcwl.org.   

The furniture bank especially needs couches, mattresses/box springs, kitchen tables and dressers. For more information, you may contact Jean,Jnorberg@purdue.edu 765-491-1460. 

Still Needed 
Grocery Store Pickup Team

Food Finders is in need of two ongoing volunteers who can work together to pick up grocery store donations each Friday  morning from 7am-9am. This project takes place in Lafayette and West Lafayette. Volunteers will pick up produce, baked goods and frozen items and bring them to the food bank for distribution. To find out more, visit the volunteer website or contact Amy, agaulke@food-finders.org or  471-0062.


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 9am - 12pm; 
  • 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.

Learn more about other volunteer opportunities 


Visit the United Way Volunteer Center website    

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What: Become a Volunteer 
When: 2013-14 School Year
Where: Elementary school of your choice
How Long: One hour a week
Who to Contact: Amy, 742-9077x 222  
Learn how you can make a difference one page at a time and make a lasting impact in a child's life!


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