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Agencies join forces to help homeless population acquire financial literacy
June 6, 2013
The Salvation Army’s Project Able case management program’s Money Matters Self Sufficiency Class helps clients gain a better understanding of the thorny personal financial issues that often capsize people’s attempts to move from homelessness to permanent housing. by Micki Chestnut
American Cancer Society to host volunteer open house
May 14, 2013
As a celebration of the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, the organization is encouraging people to raise awareness and join the fight against cancer.
Community museum volunteer brings history alive for visitors
April 26, 2013
Look at Lawrence’s colorful past through Charlie Thomas’ lens, and you’ll see a story filled with curiosities, wonders and intrigue. By Micki Chestnut
Domestic violence survivor honored for volunteer work with other abuse victims
April 24, 2013
“I didn’t hit you that hard,” Mary Metz remembers her abuser telling her. It was his way of rationalizing years of domestic violence, which grew progressively worse until Metz finally found the courage and support she needed to escape.
Event honors ‘everyday heroes’
April 23, 2013
The Celebration of Volunteers! event presented by the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center at the Carnegie Building on Tuesday evening honored the “everyday heroes” who make Lawrence what it is today. By Giles Bruce
KU’s Big Event getting bigger: Thousands turn out to volunteer for one-day, citywide effort
April 13, 2013
Kansas University’s Big Event is, in fact, big — and getting bigger. About 3,000 students, faculty and staff members turned out Saturday to perform community service projects at about 400 sites across Lawrence. Organizers say the effort is a very visible way for KU to say “thank you” to the community. By Sara Shepherd
CASA is perfect home for caring lawyer
March 11, 2013
As a newly minted attorney practicing with the Lawrence firm Pendleton and Sutton, Anne Hall had been looking for a way to volunteer in the community. Her husband, Adam Hall, suggested she become a Court Appointed Special Advocate as a way to combine her passion for mentoring teens with her legal know-how. By Micki Chestnut
How to help: Mentors needed to help first-time homeowners
February 4, 2013
Tenants to Homeowners Inc. is seeking volunteer mentors for its “A Place To Make Your Own” program. Staff Reports
How to help: Headquarters needs volunteers to answer hotline calls
January 21, 2013
Headquarters Counseling Center is seeking empathetic, caring, and non-judgmental volunteers to answer its counseling and suicide prevention hotline calls.
How to help: Meals on Wheels needs more delivery drivers
January 14, 2013
Lawrence Meals on Wheels is in need of several new volunteers to take over six to eight routes that have recently become available.
How to help: Agencies planning volunteer opportunities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 6, 2013
The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center has collaborated with some local agencies to coordinate volunteer projects for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day), which is just around the corner.
How to help: Christmas dinner servers needed
December 24, 2012
If you’re interested in volunteering tomorrow, Christmas Day, consider volunteering at The Free Lawrence Community Christmas Day Dinner.
Longtime link: Church’s meal organization, meatloaves span decades
December 24, 2012
In a way, a hot lunch at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen is like the biblical story of the loaves and the fishes. But it’s not a miracle that makes all that food appear, it’s an army of dedicated church members like the ones at West Side Presbyterian, aka “the meatloaf people.” By Sara Shepherd.
Volunteer handyman has saved Lawrence agencies tens of thousands of dollars
December 10, 2012
A former math teacher, Barry Richards is good with numbers. But the chief operating officer of the Ballard Center’s mind is boggled when he tries to compute how much money Jim Mahoney has saved the center since becoming the organization’s volunteer handyman in 2010. By Micki Chestnut
How to Help: Willow center seeks help wrapping gifts for adopted families
December 2, 2012
The Willow Domestic Violence Center is in need of several volunteers to help wrap gifts for families who have been adopted through its Family-to-Family Holiday Program.