Help them out
By TIMES WIRES
Published December 17, 2006
BIG Brothers/Big Sisters of Pinellas County: 918 West Bay Drive, provides adult volunteers to children from single-parent families. A new site-based program allows time-restricted volunteer participants to help in- and after-school activities. Needed: volunteers, especially men, and corporate sponsors for activities for children who are on the waiting list. Call 518-8860.
Missing Children Awareness Foundation Inc.: 13094 95th St. N. Needed: donations of school supplies, new toys for the annual Christmas party and cash donations for the Juvenile Photo-ID and Fingerprint Program. Call 585-5360.
Resource Center for Women: 1301 Seminole Blvd., Suite 150, helps women and their families achieve emotional and economic stability and self-sufficiency. Needed: volunteers, pocket calendars, notepads, phone cards, staplers and stamps. Call (727) 586-1110.
Stepping Stone: 158 Ridge Road NW, provides transitional housing for families. Needed: volunteers to sort donations and to work with children, bus tokens, bedding, towels, kitchenware, paper products and cleaning supplies, medium and large diapers, dish soap, detergent, mops, brooms, shampoo, conditioner, coffee, tea, lemonade, cereal, pasta and pillows. Call 581-7882.
Clearwater Free Clinic: 707 N Ft. Harrison Ave. This agency provides free health care to those who have no insurance and who do not qualify for government aid. The clinic treats nearly 7,000 children and adults yearly. Needed: cash, medical volunteers (physicians, nurses and pharmacists), non-medical (clerks and transporters), paper goods and office supplies. Call 447-3041.
Community Pride Child Care Inc.: 1235 Holt Ave. Needed: baby linens, baby toys and supplies, disposable diapers (medium and large sizes), baby wipes, double stroller, children's craft and school supplies, cash, children's clothing, children's playground toys, children's books, adult rocking chair, tricycles, tape recorders, household items, cleaning supplies, paper products, fax machine, volunteers to rock babies, sew bibs and cot sheets and to read to older children. Call 443-0958.
Everybody's Tabernacle/Homeless Emergency Project: 1120 N Betty Lane, provides shelter, food baskets, transportation and dinners for the poor. Needed: paper goods of all varieties, canned foods, gift certificates for children's shoes and clothes, diapers, grocery store gift certificates, working vacuum cleaners, working bicycles and bicycle locks, furniture, linens, kitchen supplies, blankets, bus passes, personal hygiene items, a computer (Windows compatible), educational software and toys, art supplies and money. Also needed: volunteer carpenters, thrift shop volunteers, bookkeepers/secretaries and tutors for high-school level students. Call 442-9041.
Grace House (Religious Community Services): 1552 S Myrtle Ave., provides emergency shelter for families with children. Needed: volunteers to sort donations, to shop for groceries and to work with children, disposable diapers, sheets, blankets, feminine hygiene products, bus tokens, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, cleaning supplies, sugar, flour, cooking oil, children's snacks, juices, coffee, tea, lemonade, cereal, pasta, pillows, bed frames and mattresses and pots and pans. Call 446-5964.
Religious Community Services Administrative Office: 503 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Needed: volunteers to sort donations, to shop for groceries and to work with children, disposable diapers, sheets, blankets, feminine hygiene products, bus tokens, full-size shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, paper products, cleaning supplies, sugar, flour, cooking oil, children's snacks, juices, coffee, tea, lemonade, cereal, pasta, pillows, bed frames and mattresses and pots and pans. Call 584-3528.