Community bulletin board: help and serve the community
Posted: November 10, 2012
Help and Serve the Community
C-CAP food donations
The Congregational-Community Action Project is collecting frozen turkeys and side dishes for Thanksgiving to provide food for more than 400 families.
Donors should bring items by Friday to 112 S. Kent St., Winchester. Call 540-336-0415.
The 2012 Rotary Online Auction benefits C-CAP and Rotarians Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now).
The bidding is open through Nov. 28, with more than 60 items.
Card game lessons
The Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center will offer free hand and foot card game lessons from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 19.
Call 540-667-5869 for more information.
Our Health is looking for multiple volunteers to help fill positions for nonprofit agencies.
Some of the positions need to be filled immediately and others through Dec. 15.
Contact Daniel Rose at 540-536-1605 or email@example.com.
Handley Regional Library is hosting Estelle Sanzenbacher from Workforce Solutions at Lord Fairfax Community College to work with area residents looking for employment.
She will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Bowman Library near Stephens City.
Contact 540-869-9000. ext. 203. The program is free and open to the public.
Toys for Tots volunteers
Toys for Tots and the Marine Corps League need volunteers to help with the holiday program.
Duties include distribution and collection.
Call Merrill Hausenfluck at 540-327-0327.
Toys for Tots drop-off
Long & Foster Webber & Associates at 1001 Berryville Ave. in Winchester is a sponsor and serves as a drop-off site for Toys For Tots.
New unwrapped toys should be contributed by Dec. 21. Call 540-662-3484.
Ricky Timbrook Food and Toy Drive
The Ricky Timbrook Food and Toy Drive is under way.
The drive has been held for 13 years since Timbrook, a city police officer, was killed in the line of duty in 1999.
Collection boxes have been placed at city fire companies, the Timbrook Public Safety Center, the War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park, the Joint Judicial Center, Rouss City Hall, Daniel Morgan Middle School and Handley High School.
Volunteers are needed for the gift-wrap fundraiser at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester for Healthy Families Northern Shenandoah Valley.
The dates are Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 10-24 during mall hours.
Contact 540-536-4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Critique a music video, starring the 2012 Ford Fusion, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Malloy Ford in Winchester.
Ford will donate $10 to C-CAP for every person who attends the event; participants should register at the Malloy Ford Facebook page.
The winning entry will be invited to an “American Idol” taping.
Help for veterans
Military veterans with a hearing or speech loss are automatically eligible for telecommunications equipment through Virginia’s Technology Assistance Program.
Those eligible include veterans with hearing or speech loss and proof of an honorable discharge; veterans with a hearing or speech loss and documentation of a service-related disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs; a surviving spouse or child of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty and has a hearing or speech loss; or an active member of the Virginia National Guard who has completed the required initial active-duty service.
Call 1-800-552-7917 or visit vddhh.org.
The Salvation Army seeks gently used or new coats of all sizes for men, women and children — to be given to the needy this Christmas season.
Bring the coats to The Salvation Army at 300 Fort Collier Road in Winchester.
Holiday turkey drive
The Salvation Army Winchester Corps has joined with Sheetz convenience stores to sponsor a holiday turkey drive.
Participants should bring frozen turkeys to The Salvation Army at 300 Fort Collier Road. Donors will receive a $5 Sheetz gift card. Cash donations are also accepted.
The drive will continue through Dec. 14; 1,100 turkeys are needed.
Contact Cheryl Green at 540-662-4777, ext. 25.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival will hold a volunteer fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the OakCrest Cos. at 126 N. Kent St. in Winchester.
Hurricane Sandy aid
Are residents may donate to help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy through Nov. 30 at Exclusively Faces at 2055 Valley Ave. in Winchester or at americanredcross.org.
Concern Hotline needs volunteers to answer calls from home or on cell phones for four hours a week.
The Salvation Army, Winchester Corps, needs volunteers for the annual Christmas kettle bell-ringing fundraiser.
Ringing will begin Monday and continue through Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Contact Brenda McDonald at 540-662-4777, ext.15.
The Clarke County Animal Shelter needs volunteers for a variety of duties to help stray or abandoned dogs and cats find homes.
The Kernstown Battlefield Association needs volunteers to help on weekends at the museum on the battlefield property.
Contact Donna Crawford at DCrawford@kernstownbattle.org.
Local Area 13 Special Olympics needs volunteer coaches for basketball, bowling, track and field, swimming and tennis.
Contact Diana Treece of the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department at 540-665-5678
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County is renovating and/or building affordable houses for qualified low-income families.
Volunteers are needed. No skills are necessary. To sign up, visit habitatwfc.org. Groups should call 540-662-7066.
Habitat also is seeking low-income families interested in affordable homeownership. Families or individuals who have lived in Winchester or Frederick County for at least a year should call 540-662-7066.
The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation needs volunteers to help operate its battlefield visitor center at 8437 Valley Pike (U.S. 11) near Middletown.
Contact 540-869-2064 or email@example.com.
Spurmont Chapter 64, Order of the Eastern Star, sends shipments of supplies to adopted soldiers serving in Afghanistan, who distribute the supplies to their units.
Holiday packages are being prepared.
Contact Lou Ann Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org for a pickup or call 540-974-3071.
Red Wagon Ministry
The Congregational-Community Action Project is in need of wipes and disposable diapers in sizes 3, 4, 5, cloth training pants, and potty chairs.
Contact Jody Stephenson at 540-955-0949.
Help with reading, writing, math
Literacy Volunteers-Winchester Area provides tutoring and small-group instruction to adults who need basic education in reading, English, math and General Educational Development preparation.
Call 540-536-1648 or visit lvwa.org.
Faith in Action
Faith in Action for Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties needs volunteers to visit with local residents or to take residents to medical and other types of appointments.
FISH of Clarke County helps neighbors in need with funds, food, clothing, rides and counseling through a volunteer system.
Telephone work and driving help are needed.
Call Marilyn Estep at 540-955-1730.
Frederick County’s recycling initiative “Save-a-Sole” collects shoes, heels, handbags, belts, hats, luggage, backpacks and bags in any condition for recycling.
The items are shipped to West Africa.
Collection drop-off points are at county citizens’ convenience sites (except Gainesboro and Star Tannery), the Regional Landfill, and the Frederick County Animal Shelter.
Barns of Rose Hill
The Barns of Rose Hill needs volunteers for its events and for the Berryville-Clarke County Visitor Center.
Contact 540-955-2004 or email@example.com.
Soup kitchens, free meals
These community organizations and churches offer free meals:
Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, provides a meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday. Enter on Braddock Street. Call 540-667-3366.
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2732 Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11), Stephenson, offers a community meal, “Sharing His Bounty,” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Winchester Rescue Mission, 435 N. Cameron St., offers lunch at noon each Tuesday. Call 540-667-5379.
The Knights of Columbus sponsors a soup kitchen from 4 to 6 p.m. each Wednesday at 519 S. Cameron St., Winchester. Call 540-662-5545.
Living Faith Church, 419 N. Cameron St., Winchester, sponsors a soup kitchen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Food donations are accepted. Call Jeff Beard at 540-665-2335.
Market Street United Methodist Church, 131 S. Cameron St., Winchester, hosts a Kitchen of Hope from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Call 540-662-6709.
The Centenary Reformed United Church of Christ, 202 S. Cameron St., Winchester, serves lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. A food giveaway follows from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 540-888-3349.
The Jenny Girl Soup Kitchen is held from 5 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday at Grace Episcopal Church, Church Street, Berryville. Call Steve Mitchell at 540-955-3322.
Jubilee Kitchen is open from 11:30 to noon each Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Call 540-662-3832.
The Salvation Army, 300 Fort Collier Road, Winchester, provides meals daily: Monday to Friday — 6:30 a.m. breakfast, noon lunch, and 5 p.m. dinner; Saturday — 10 a.m. brunch and 5 p.m. dinner; Sunday — 9 a.m. breakfast, 1 p.m. lunch and 6 p.m. dinner. Contact Lt. Danitza Porras at 540-662-4777, ext. 22.
Phazz One Ministries, 501 S. Cameron St., Winchester, serves a community meal from 1 to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Call 540-323-7159.
Thrift shop donations
These thrift shops, owned by nonprofit organizations, accept donations:
Agape Outreach, 30 S. Braddock St., Winchester, 540-450-8868.
Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop, 115 W. Main St., Berryville, 540-955-2840.
Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop, 116 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, 540-542-0202.
Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop, 760 Warrior Drive, east of Stephens City, 540-868-0392.
Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop, 1694-A Berryville Pike, Winchester.
Goodwill, 443 Millwood Ave., Winchester, 540-723-6864.
Grace United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 7882 Main St., Middletown, 540-869-1008.
Habitat ReStore, 1944 Abrams Creek Drive, Winchester, 540-662-9704.
Salvation Army Thrift Store, 320 Weems Lane, Winchester, 540-722-2749.
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Thrift Store, 2225 Valley Ave., Winchester, 540-450-2710.
The Treasure Box, 114 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, 540-662-2453.
Winchester Medical Center Auxiliary Attic, 318 Millwood Ave., Winchester.