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Archive for Monday, December 20, 2004

Meals on Wheels seeking drivers

December 20, 2004

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Agency: Meals on Wheels

Address: P.O. Box 1121, Lawrence

Contact: (785) 979-1440

Meals on Wheels needs drivers, particularly over the holiday break when many Kansas University student volunteers are out of town. Volunteers deliver meals to the homebound between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Deliveries generally take less than an hour. Volunteers also are needed at the hospital food preparation site to answer questions and phones while delivery volunteers are distributing meals.

For more information about volunteering with Meals on Wheels, call Kim Cullis at 979-1440.

Immediate volunteer needs

  • The Jubilee Cafe serves breakfast to the homeless from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday mornings at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. The organization needs additional volunteers to help at meals during KU's winter break. To sign up to volunteer for a shift, e-mail jubilee@ku.edu.
  • The Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers the week before Christmas for two-hour shifts from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. until Christmas Eve, when the program will end at 4 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call Renee at 843-4188.
  • Americans across the country will celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 17. Americans will remember King by participating in service projects in their communities. The King Day of Service is a way to transform King's life and teachings into community service that helps strengthen communities, empower individuals, and bridge barriers.

The Roger Hill Volunteer Center in Lawrence is available to assist organizations that would like to find a service opportunity in Douglas County. Call the volunteer center at 865-5030. For more information about the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and Day of Service, visit www.mlkday.org.

  • The Safe Winter Walkways project is recruiting volunteers to assist Lawrence senior citizens or people with disabilities with snow shoveling. Volunteers will be matched with a senior for the season and are asked to remove snow from the public sidewalk and a path from the front door to the street after each snowfall. Volunteers may call 832-3338 to sign up.

Safe Winter Walkways is a partnership between the city of Lawrence and the Roger Hill Volunteer Center.

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