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October 18,  2013  

            What's New This Week?

Boo Bash Volunteer 
The 2013 Boo Bash and Family Movie Night will be held on Tuesday, October 29th from 6-7:30 PM at Sunnyside Intermediate School in Lafayette. child-ghost-costume.jpg Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County is looking for help setting up, serving food, and/or cleaning up after the event. None of these tasks require "heavy lifting," only a great attitude and an appreciation for Scooby Doo and cute kids costumes! If interested, visit the volunteer website or contact Christine, psftc@yahoo.com or 765-429-4089.
Keep a Child Warm
The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help them set up and distribute clothing for their Winter Warm Up event on
November 2nd. Volunteers are needed as follows: 


Friday, Nov. 1st (9am-12pm or 1pm to 4pm) - Volunteers needed to help set up winter clothing for distribution;

Saturday, Nov. 2nd (8:45 am to 1pm) - Volunteers needed to help distribute winter coats and clothing to individuals and families in need.   


If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, contact Audrey by October 28th at 765-742-0006 or audrey_schneider@usc.salvationarmy.org
Still Needed 
Christmas is just around the Corner
Register families for the Christmas for Everyone program sponsored by Tippecanoe County American Red Cross.  This is a busy time and we will register over 700 families in a 3-week period. Volunteers would work:
  • mother-girls-presents.jpg 2 hours shifts between the hours of 9am - 5pm;
  • a one-time shift, or a shift a week through out the period;
  • between October 29th to November 20th. 
To sign up or learn more, visit volunteer center website or contact Bob, bob@tippearc.org or
(765) 742-6975 ex. 2210.  

Drivers Wanted For Red Cross

Drive Veterans and/or community members to their out of town medical appointments in Indianapolis or to the Danville, Illinois VA. Must be available to drive at least one day per month.

Valid drivers license with good driving record

  • blue_car_road.jpg Must be available to drive one day per month;
  • have a valid drivers license;
  • have a good driving record. 
To sign up or learn more, visit volunteer center website or contact Bob, bob@tippearc.org or (765) 742-6975 ex. 2210
Wildlife Data Entry
Detailed records are kept for every wilduk-keyboard-e.jpglife patient admitted to Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center. All records are entered into a data base and reported to Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources and U. S. Fish and Wildlife service on an annual basis. Volunteers needed to enter over 1500 patient records before the end of the year. If interested, visit volunteer website or contact Denise, dlhays59@hotmail.com or 765-491-2351.


Tax Season is Almost Here!   
Help low income families in your community...

By joining the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) team, you will assist low-to-moderate income families by preparing their 2013 tax returns.

VITA volunteer
To become a VITA Volunteer or for more information contact:

Jennifer Million at (756) 742-9077 ext 227, jmillion@uw.lafayette.in.us

or visit


Free training and certification to prepare taxes begins in December so call now!

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