Archive for Monday, October 4, 2004

Success By 6 plans festival

October 4, 2004


Agency: Success By 6 Coalition of Douglas County

Address: 2518 Ridge Court No. 239

Contact: 842-8719

The Success By 6 Coalition needs volunteers for the Run for Success and Family Fun Festival. This event will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Clinton Lake Overlook Park. Volunteers will staff the running course and water stations, feed runners and help with cleanup. Proceeds will benefit the Success By 6 Coalition, which aims to improve education by providing services to help parents with preschoolers. Prospective volunteers should e-mail

Immediate volunteer needs

  • The American Red Cross of Douglas County will have a community blood drive Nov. 10 at First Christian Church at 10th and Kentucky streets. Volunteers are needed to unload equipment starting at 10:30 a.m., and load up afterward beginning at 6:15 p.m. Loading and unloading should take less than 45 minutes with a small team of volunteers. The blood drive will run from noon to 6 p.m. Volunteers may also assist during the blood drive as donor escorts, accompanying blood donors to the hospitality area after donating blood. For more information, call coordinator Connie Edwards at 841-1020 or the Red Cross at 843-3550.
  • The Lawrence Board of Realtors will have a volunteer project in October to benefit the Social Service League thrift shop, 905 R.I. The goal of the project is to empty the thrift shop of all merchandise for a big outdoor sale and then, while the thrift shop is empty, paint the interior, install new shelving and do other cleaning. Preparations for the sale will begin at 3 p.m. on Oct. 22, and painting will begin that evening. During the sale on Oct. 23, volunteers will finish painting and install new shelving. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact the Social Service League thrift shop, 843-5414.

l The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is working to connect volunteer groups for Make A Difference Day, the nation's largest day of community service, on Oct. 23. The volunteer center will help families, youth groups, employee groups or other clubs create a service project unique to their group, such as helping homebound seniors, food pantries or shelters. For more information, call the Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 865-5030.

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