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Volunteer Center Connection - October 13, 2012

On October 27th, we’ll celebrate “Make A Difference Day” a day in which we come together for one day to accomplish great things.  Why not “Make A Difference” by helping out at one of these events in our community?

United Way’s “Chefs for a Day” is Saturday, October 20th and they need a little “help in the kitchen”.  What’s better than getting a firsthand look at the yummy desserts and then sampling a few leftovers?  Clean up will be a breeze when there’s a big crew of helpers, so why not give them a call and be part of this great event.  Contact Ruthi at 746-9645 or ruthi@unitedwaydc.com.

The Boys and Girls Club of Door County is doing an incredible job starting our youth on the right path to great futures.  Want to be part of that?  Volunteer to be a homework helper or reading buddy.  They’ll match you up with kids who need assistance with math facts or reading.  There’s nothing like seeing a child improve in these core areas and knowing that you were part of their success.  Contact Jessica at (920) 746-5125 or members@bgcdoorcounty.org.

It’s time for the annual “Boo Bash” at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA and they’re looking for volunteers! Join them for the Halloween Party on Friday, October 26th from 6:00-8:00 PM and help them greet "trick or treaters," run carnival games, do face-painting, crafting with kids, or help out with concessions.  Contact Dori or Madelyn at 743-4949 or mdeprey@doorcountyymca.org.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers is hosting “Rib Fest” on Saturday, November 17th at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club.  Volunteers are needed that day to help set up, serve and clean up.  The bonus is, you’ll even get to sample some of the finger licking, award winning ribs while you’re helping a great organization.  Contact Ann at 743-7800 or director@neighbor-to-neighbor.org.

 “Make a Difference Day” is celebrated in Door County by collecting personal care items such as paper products, soap and deodorant which is then distributed to those in need.  So when you’re out shopping, why not pick up a few extra items.  Drop off locations are:

Piggly Wiggly, 10576 Country Walk Dr., Sister Bay
Main Street Market, 7770 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor
Bay View Lutheran Church 340 W. Maple, Sturgeon Bay
Corpus Christi Church 25 N. Elgin Avenue, Sturgeon Bay
Door County Advocate, 253 N. Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay
Hainsville Lutheran Church, 3944 County Trunk M, Sturgeon Bay (Idlewild)
JR Vacation Rentals 53 W. Spruce Street, Sturgeon Bay
Sturgeon Bay City Hall, 421 Michigan, Sturgeon Bay
The Volunteer Center, 62 S. Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay
Marchants Foods 1367 Hwy. DK, Brussels

from  October 1-25th and at all local Sturgeon Bay schools from October 22-25th.

For a complete list of these opportunities along with many more, visit DoorCountyDailyNews.com or the Volunteer Center website at www.VolunteerDoorCounty.com.  The Volunteer Center…Connecting you with opportunities to serve.

 

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