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Archive for Monday, December 13, 2004

Holiday cookies, cheer needed

December 13, 2004

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Agency: Kaw Valley Center

Address: 1202 E. 23rd St.

Contact: Lydia, 331-4200

Kaw Valley Center provides services to children who, due to neglect or abuse, are in out-of-home placements, and the families of those children. Holiday decorations and cookies are needed for the center's holiday party, which is Wednesday. Contact Lydia Diebolt at 331-4200 for more information.

Immediate volunteer needs

  • The Roger Hill Volunteer Center has published its annual "How to Help at the Holidays" brochure, which provides information on volunteer and donation opportunities. The brochure explains how volunteers may assist charitable organizations, participate in adopt-a-family and adopt-a-child programs, and when volunteers are needed to assist with free community meals. The brochure is available by calling the center, 865-5030, or by visiting any Lawrence-area Capitol Federal Savings branch or the United Way Center, 2518 Ridge Court.
  • The Holiday Bureau needs donations for its Adopt-a-Family program. Each family fills out a wish list of clothing, toys and other items. Families can be adopted through the Salvation Army, 843-4188; Ballard Community Center, 842-0729; Penn House, 842-0400; Pelathe Community Resource Center, 841-7202; or at ECKAN, 841-3357.
  • Also coordinated by the Holiday Bureau is Douglas County Senior Services' Adopt-a-Grandparent program. Volunteers are paired with a senior and provide at least one item from his or her wish list and a grocery certificate. To adopt a grandparent for the holidays, call 842-0543.

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