Archive for Monday, March 21, 2011

How to help: Heartland Community Health Center needs organizational crew

March 21, 2011

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Agency: Heartland Community Health Center

Contact: Ali Edwards at 785-841-7297 or ali@leocenter.org

Heartland Community Health Center needs a group of volunteers to help organize its 15-by-20-foot storage room. A group of two to four people would be the perfect size to complete this task in a single day. The plan is to take everything out of the room, organize it and decide what to keep, donate, sell and throw away. Contact Ali Edwards at 785-841-7297 or ali@leocenter.org to coordinate details.

Immediate needs

• The Parent Autism Support Group of the Easter Seals Capper Foundation is in need of volunteers to help out at its Statewide Autism Awareness Carnival on April 17. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tecumseh Park in Tecumseh, approximately 20 minutes west of Lawrence. Volunteers are needed for setup, cleanup, carnival games, sensory games, traffic control and many other fun things. This statewide event will raise public awareness about autism while providing a fun-filled day the public. Please contact Mari White at 785-766-6632 for more details on how you can get involved.

• The Sunset Hill and Hillcrest School Gardens are in need of community volunteers to help prepare the sites for the upcoming season. The work day (weather permitting) will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2. Contact Lily Siebert at The Merc at 843-8544 or lily@themerc.coop to sign up and help out.

• Health Care Access Clinic is in need of volunteers to help with the upcoming Kansas Half Marathon Presented by Hy-Vee. This event, which is the clinic’s largest annual fundraiser, will begin at 7:30 a.m. on April 17 and will feature a half-marathon, 10K and 5K races, as well as a free half-mile Fun Run/Walk and the Hy-Vee Mile At A Time Marathon Finale. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions on race day in addition to some pre-race projects. For more information, contact Sally Zogry, event coordinator at 841-5760, ext. 209 or zogrys@healthcareaccess.org.

• Midnight Farm, affiliated with Community Living Opportunities, is in need of volunteers to help out at its Spring Family Fun Day on April 30. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks including parking, kid’s games, plant sales and more. The event will take place at Midnight Farm, located at 2084-B N. 600 Road, Baldwin City; volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Lauren Ray at 979-1889 or laurenray@clokan.org to get involved.

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

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