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Archive for Monday, March 28, 2011

How to help: Pick your project for Day of Caring

March 28, 2011

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Agency: United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center

Contact: volunteerdouglascounty.org

Register now for Day of Caring, which is April 16. The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center is recruiting at least 350 volunteers for more than 30 volunteer projects at agencies throughout Lawrence and Douglas County. Gather your friends, family and coworkers to serve your community at the project of your choice. Go to volunteerdouglascounty.org to read about each of the projects and register for your favorite. A Kickoff Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Lawrence High School, 1901 La., for registered Day of Caring volunteers.

Immediate needs

• The Clinton Lake Clean-up Committee is looking for volunteers to come out to its 28th annual Clinton Lake Clean-up at 9 a.m. on April 23. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families, especially younger children. Volunteers will get to meet Woodsy Owl, who reminds you to “Give a hoot, don’t pollute!” They will also learn more about recycling and about the trails and parks surrounding Clinton Lake. Prizes and “Cash for Trash” coupons will be offered. Volunteers can preregister by contacting Kipp Walters at 843-7665 or can just show up on the 23rd at Overlook Park, Shelter 1. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

• The Willow Domestic Violence Center is in need of volunteers for its May 6 event, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, a 5K and 1-mile walk at Haskell Stadium. This will be the first time the event has been held in the Lawrence-Douglas County community, and lots of volunteers are needed to make it happen. Tasks will include parking help, registration, setup and cleanup, first aid help and much more. Contact Willow’s administrative office at 331-2034, ext. 105, or RedShoeVolunteer@gmail.com for more information about how to sign up as an event volunteer.

• The Kansas Arthritis Foundation is in need of volunteers for its sixth annual Walk for Arthritis on May 7. The 5K and 1-mile walk will take place at South Park. Volunteers are needed to help with registration and tasks along course. Contact Jane Harris at 785-691-6990 or GIJANE50@aol.com for more information.

• Imagine Drop-In Childcare, a Trinity In-Home Care Inc. program, is in need of volunteers to help move a donated stove into the child care center and to move the old, broken stove to a recycling center. If you have a vehicle with the capacity to move large items and can help, contact Kelly Evans at 842-3159.

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