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October 25,  2013  

            What's New This Week?

Join the Study  
Did you know that the American Cancer Society has played a role in nearly every cancer research breakthrough in the past 65 years? You can be a part of the next big breakthrough by enrolling in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), and help finishing the fight against cancer!  Enroll today in Lafayette at the website listed: www.cancer.org/indianacps3.

Adopt a Space

Bauer Family Resources would 
love for a group to "adopt" their waiting room and help keep the space inviting by visiting the Community Center once a month. Tasks room.jpg might include:
  • cleaning/arranging furniture; 
  • making a kids' space;
  • ideas welcomed.
It is important to us that every person who enters the building feels welcome. With extra help, the staff at Bauer thinks they can improve the experiences of those they serve.If your group is interested, inquire through the volunteer center website, contact Lauren, lgilmore@bauerfamilyresources.org or 765-742-4848. 

Help Fight Hunger 

Food Finders is looking for one or two dedicated volunteers to help deliver baked good donations on Wednesday afternoons in the Greater Lafayette area. This volunteer project will occur each week on Wednesday afternoons starting at 12:30 PM.  


 Volunteers shoubread-basket.jpgld have:

  • a valid driver's license;
  • good driving record;
  • be able to handle moderate lifting (up to 50 lbs.);
  • and be available to volunteer on a regular basis.

If you have been looking for a great way to get involved with the community and help fight hunger, this is it! Please contact Amy at agaulke@food-finders.org or call (765) 471-0062 with any questions. 

Still Needed 
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

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 they will register over 700 families in a 3-week period. Volunteers would work:
  • 2 hours shifts between the hours of 9am - 5pm;
  • a one-time shift, or a shift each week throughout 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.

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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