Archive for Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lawrence Memorial Hospital seeking cancer survivors to help others going through cancer treatment

July 3, 2011


Agency: Mario’s Closet

Contact: Allyson Leland at 505-3141 or

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is in need of volunteers to help with a new program, Mario’s Closet. LMH is seeking volunteers who are cancer survivors and passionate about assisting people going through cancer treatment. Mario’s Closet will provide personalized aesthetic services that can be difficult to find elsewhere in the community. Volunteers will lend a compassionate ear and assist customers with retail purchases and setting up times for wig fittings or prosthetic fittings. Mario’s Closet is scheduled for a grand opening July 22, and volunteer shifts will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If this program sounds like a good fit for you, contact Allyson Leland at 505-3141 or to become a volunteer.

Immediate needs

• Ballard Community Services is seeking volunteers who can commit to eight to 15 hours per week between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers will perform a variety of tasks including helping people in need, entering data into a computer, answering phones and more. Additionally, volunteers must have the ability to carry 25 pounds up stairs. For more information, contact Peter Steimle at 842-0729, ext. 106, or

• The Lawrence Alliance, a collaborative effort among various progressive and diversity-supporting groups of Douglas County, is once again sponsoring the Festival of Cultures, and volunteers are needed to help run the Sept. 25 event at South Park. Festival of Cultures is a celebration of the wide variety of ethnic and cultural diversity that Lawrence has to offer; the afternoon event will include arts and crafts, face painting, traditional songs and dances, food vendors and a moon walk. Volunteers will be needed to help out with all aspects of the event, but especially with setup and cleanup. The event planning is well under way, and while September may seem far away, organizers are seeking to line up volunteers now. Contact Lydia Diebolt at 843-2039 or to get signed up.

• Project LIVELY, a program of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, is in need of a few volunteers to help an elderly client who needs assistance blowing the leaves out of his carport and then sweeping them and bagging them for trash pickup. If you are available to help perform this task soon, contact Sarah Norman at Project LIVELY for more details: 856-5352 or

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Shannon Reid at the United Way’s Roger Hill Volunteer Center, at 785-865-5030 or, or go to


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