RSVP Voice March 2015!

| February 27, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities and Information:

St Paul’s Thrift House needs your help.
It is a resale shop at 1508 Ave. X that sells used clothing, household items, books, etc. at greatly reduced prices.
The revenue is utilized by the Episcopal Church Women at St. Paul’s for their outreach and internal projects. They are in need of volunteers to staff the Thrift House. Volunteers usually take one shift (between 1.5 to 3 hours) per month, and hours can vary day by bay.
Duties include helping customers, writing tickets, and making change. If interested, contact Renee Haney, Thrift House liaison at 806-762-2893.

Lubbock Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers, both regular and substitute, to deliver meals. Each route contains approximately 10-12 meals and can be delivered in an hour. Orientation and background checks are required for all delivery volunteers.
More than 700 meals are delivered each day and the need is growing. One hour of your time can make an incredible difference in the life of someone who is homebound, elderly, or disabled. For information, call 806-792-7971.

St. John’s United Methodist Church Benevolence Program is in need of volunteers each Tuesday from 1-3 p.m.
Volunteers will assist in food voucher program, distribution of hygiene items, Spanish translator for clients who do not understand or unable to communicate in English, and benefits assistant who deal directly with clients, basic computer skills required.
If interested, contact Wes Gaddie at 361-244-2335.

Stockings for Servicemen – In 2014, Lubbock RSVP and its volunteers assisted in providing more than 4,000 stockings for servicemen overseas. This community effort takes many months to complete.

If you or your group would like to help in the 2015 effort, contact the Lubbock RSVP office at 743-7787. We can use the assistance. Old Christmas cards, new Christmas cards, personal size toiletries, games, and other items are packed for this effort.

We need groups to sign Christmas Cards (can be Sunday School groups, children’s organizations, social groups), donations of ‘free stuff,’ and decks of cards. Items that are labeled with a company logo (pens, sticky pads, golf tees, and other small items) are recommended. If you have 1 or 10 – we can use them.

Spring Screening will be held at the Garrison Institute on Aging, 6630 S. Quaker Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 12. There will be blood pressure and glucose screening, a Farmer’s Market, and nutritionist on site, information on healthy dining and exercise as well as guidance on other medical issues.

A free car clinic will be available to check fluid levels, tires, and other safety issues on a vehicle. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
“Keys to Aging Well’ is a wellness forum hosted by Lubbock RSVP. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10, at Broadway Church of Christ. Registration will begin at 8:45 am. \
The forum will have experts in the areas of health and safety, nutrition, money and legal issues, making final decisions and plans as well as numerous vendors. The topics are targeted for those 50 or older, or those who are caregivers. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event is free but attendees must call to reserve their attendance at 743-7787.

‘Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.’ – Author Unknown

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