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Archive for Monday, October 28, 2002

ECKAN needs delivery drivers

October 28, 2002

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Agency: ECKAN

Address: 1600 Haskell Ave. No. 197

Contact Person: Deborah Hamlin, 841-3357

ECKAN needs volunteers to hand out commodities on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Volunteers hand out food to low-income adults and children either from the office, or on delivery for homebound clients. Food is typically given out on the fourth Thursday of the month, and volunteers work three to six hours during business hours. Volunteers must have a valid drivers license; they should keep in mind that delivery packages may be heavy. ECKAN hopes to find two or three volunteers willing to make a commitment every month.

ECKAN also needs volunteers to help with office duties. A couple of volunteers from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays could help answer phones and greet clients.

Immediate volunteer needs

Achievement Place for Girls would like volunteers to help give girls in its care a nice holiday and help provide school supplies throughout the year. They have about eight girls at a time ranging from 10 to 17 years old. Mature volunteers wanting to make a commitment to establish good relationships are also welcome. Contact Lisa Hastings at 842-4699.

Kaw Valley Center's annual "Adopt a Child for the Holidays" project ensures that all of the children it services in foster care have gifts to open for Christmas. To learn how to help, contact Megan Edmonds, Resource Coordinator, KVC Behavioral Healthcare, 331-4200, ext. 19, medmonds@kvc.org

Jubilee Cafs always looking for volunteers to help staff its kitchen and dining area. Individuals as well as groups are welcome. The Caferves breakfast every Tuesday and Friday, year-round. Volunteers are needed from 6 a.m. through 9 a.m., and the restaurant's service schedule essentially breaks down into three periods. Volunteers are needed especially during the holidays when students leave town. Call 864-4073 to volunteer. Jubilee Cafs in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.

Volunteers who love the outdoors are needed to help with Perry Lake trail maintenance at 9 a.m. Nov. 9. Volunteers should bring tools and gloves. Contact Steve Hassler, hassler@planetkc.com, at 913-599-6028 or David Brackey, D_Brackey@bartwest.com, at 913-541-0581 to volunteer.

The Red Cross of Douglas County needs six volunteers to assist at its community blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The drive will be at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. Volunteers can work all or part of that time shift and will escort donors from the draw area to the refreshment area. Volunteers need to be 14 and older. Call Jane Blocher at 843-3550.

For more volunteer opportunities, call the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, at 865-5030 or online at www.rhvc.org.

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