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November 1,  2013  

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Community Volunteer Call Out  

Join United Way of Greater Lafayette and participating agencies in Lilly Hall on Ivy Tech's Campus on Tuesday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and hear how you can help.


Each organization will speak for 10 minutes about the types of volunteers they are seeking (speaker schedule ).  


Tables will be set up around the room so you can ask questions and learn more about how you can make a difference. For more information about the event, contact Amy, awood@uw.lafayette.in.us or 765-742-9077 x 222.

Become a Big
Would you like to make a difference in the life of an at-risk child or teen?

Volunteers needed for 70 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister mentor.  Several program options are available, and mentors are especially needed for Little Brothers/Sisters ages 11 to 15. 
If you have 2 -3 hours a week to invest in a young person, please consider being a Big Brother or Big Sister.  To learn more, contact Peggy, 
peggy@bbbslaf.org or 765-446-2227 or visit www.bbbslaf.org.

Still Needed 
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.
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? researcher_science_tube.jpgYou 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.

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.  

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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Words of Thanks 

"Gratitude makes sense of our
past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

~Melody Beattie
Thank You