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Focus on volunteers

By PIPER JONES CASTILLO

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 20, 2000


Volunteers are needed for St. Petersburg's First Night Celebration downtown Dec. 31. Helpers are needed to check and sell buttons at venues, distribute information and assist with activities. For information, call the Volunteer Action Center at 550-4045.

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The Uhuru Reparations Organization of St. Petersburg needs volunteers to bake and sell pies for its Uhuru Holiday Pie Project. Pies will be sold Saturday and Sunday at the Uhuru Solidarity Center, 23 Sixth St. N. Proceeds will benefit the Uhuru Black Gym, the Marcus Garvey Academy and the Uhuru Healthy Food Store. For information, call 898-1042.

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The state of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice needs volunteers to work with juvenile offenders as tutors and mentors. For information, call Fran Bullard at 893-1249.

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The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast needs volunteers to wrap gifts for the organization's holiday fundraiser, Trees of Love, held at area malls. Call Betty McGlaun at 546-7484.

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Linking Lifetimes, a Gulf Coast Community Care program, is looking for volunteers who like to spend time with children in need of adult support. A volunteer, in the role of mentor, will spend 2-4 hours each week with a child age 9-13. For information, call Gulf Coast Community Care at 538-7460.

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The St. Petersburg Branch of the American Red Cross is in need of drivers for the transportation service program. Drivers will transport homebound patients to and from medical appointments. For information, call the American Red Cross at 898-3111.

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