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Archive for Monday, November 17, 2008

Assistance sought for holiday dinner

November 17, 2008

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Agency: Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen

Contact: Deb, 393-5761

LINK will be serving a Thanksgiving meal at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky., and needs volunteers to prepare, deliver and serve meals in two-hour shifts between 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thanksgiving is on Nov. 27. Call Deb at 393-5761 for more information.

Immediate needs

¢ The Mother to Mother of Douglas County program is in need of volunteers for its Christmas party from 2 p.m.. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. Volunteers are sought who can provide 10 to 15 minutes of entertainment for the children at the party, such as singing, dancing, playing instruments, reading a story, etc. Individuals or groups are welcome. The volunteers only need to be at the party at the time of their individual performances. To volunteer or for more information, contact Barbara Katz Ndao at 841-0838 or mtm@ccsks.org.

¢ Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care is seeking volunteers to help serve terminally ill patients. Responsibilities will include being a companion, assisting with errands, and sharing, listening or simply 'being there' for a patient. Volunteers will be trained in massage therapy, art/music therapy and guided meditation/imagery.

Other volunteers are needed to provide yard care, including shoveling driveways or raking leaves. Volunteers also are needed who can give free in-home haircuts to terminally ill patients.

No medical knowledge is needed and training is offered. Volunteers must be able to commit for a full year. Call Sarah Rooney, 331-4812, or e-mail sarahro @vna-ks.org to volunteer.

¢ Centro Hispano Resource Center will conduct its Holiday Tamale Sale - four tamales for $10 or 10 tamales for $20. The freshly made tamales will be delivered the weekend of Dec. 5, and benefit a scholarship awarded to a local Latino/Latina high school graduate for further education. To order, contact Lydia at 843-2039 by Nov. 24.

- For more volunteer opportunities, contact Tracie Massey or Paige Blair at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, at (785) 865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org. Opportunities are also online at www.rhvc.org.

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