Community bulletin board, help and serve the community
Posted: December 29, 2012
Help and serve the community
Girl Scout cookies
Girl Scout cookie sales will begin Tuesday.
Deliveries are scheduled Feb. 6-21. Cookie booth sales are planned from Feb. 22 to March 24.
Eight varieties are available, and nutrition and ingredient information have been added, along with the story of the cookie sales.
Visit gscnc.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-870-1193.
Boys and Girls Cub benefit
Body Renew Fitness will expand its Delco Plaza location with an indoor pool and basketball court and will also hold a drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley.
The remodeling of the former cinema site is scheduled to break ground in January. Between Jan. 1 and the expansion opening, Body Renew will donate a percentage of every new membership to the Boys & Girls Club, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $5,000.
SPCA Thrift Shop
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Thrift Shop at 2225 Valley Ave. in Winchester needs volunteers.
Its hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tax-Aide, a volunteer organization co-sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and AARP, needs volunteers to help prepare tax returns for low- to middle income taxpayers.
Training will take place in January in Winchester.
Other volunteer positions are needed. Call Helen Sperry at 540-722-8185.
CCHS Pride Cards
The Clarke County High School softball team is selling discount cards, valid through 2013, for 29 area restaurants and markets.
The cost is $10 and the cards are available from: team members; the coach at 540-955-6130, ext. 7422; Charles Grubbs at 540-955-1306 or 540-533-2906; and at the office of the high school.
Burns Night Dinner
The City of Winchester Pipes and Drums seeks sponsors for its annual Burns Night Dinner fund-raiser set for 6-9:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Millwood Special Events Center.
The proceeds will be used to support band activities and to provide scholarships for students to study highland piping and drumming.
Contact Fran Jeffries at 540-665-1710.
The event is open to the public. Its will include the traditional piping-in of the haggis and traditional Scottish dancing and music.
Tickets cost $60 per person (advance sale only); they are available by calling 540-535-5235 or 540-955-8386, or from any member of the band.
The Laurel Center will hold volunteer training Jan. 9-Feb. 6.
The dates and times will vary for the 36 to 40 hours training.
Participants can help sexual-assault and domestic-violence victims as a crisis-intervention companion (emergency hospital response); court advocate; children’s volunteer; administrative or general-support volunteer; or special-events volunteer.
Call Leslie at 540-667-6160.
Blue Ridge Hospice thrift shop volunteers
The Blue Ridge Hospice needs volunteers for its thrift shops in Winchester, Stephens City, Front Royal, Berryville and Purcellville.
They are needed to help sort donations and hang clothing in preparation for display and sale.
Contact Kelly Miller or Sue Jarvis at 540-536-5210, or visit blueridgehospice.org.
First Night volunteers
First Night Winchester seeks volunteer greeters for entertainment venues on New Year’s Eve.
Agape Outreach Ministries needs children’s and young adults’ clothes and tennis shoes (gently worn and in good condition) for area families.
To donate, call 540-450-8868 or 540-955-4820.
Appalachian Trial ambassadors
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks to fill 15 volunteer positions as Appalachian Trail community ambassadors.
They will support the A.T. Community program and their designated communities with outreach, education, local projects, events and initiatives in 2013.
Contact Julie Judkins at 828-254-3708 or email@example.com.
Volunteers are needed for the Winchester office of the American Cancer Society.
Participants can provide general office support (such as answering phones, mailings or data entry) and assistance with projects.
Contact 540-667-2315, ext. 3 or Julie.Overbaugh@cancer.org.
Our Health is seeking volunteers for various nonprofit agencies.
Contact Daniel Rose at 540-536-1605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help for veterans
Military veterans living 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 Winchester Corps seeks gently used or new coats of all sizes for men, women and children, to be given to the needy.
The coats may be donated at 300 Fort Collier Road.
Concern Hotline needs volunteers to answer calls from home or on cell phones for four hours a week.
The Clarke County Animal Shelter needs volunteers for a variety of duties to help stray or abandoned dogs and cats find homes.
Local Area 13 Special Olympics needs volunteer coaches for bowling, track and field, swimming and tennis.
Contact Diana Treece at the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department, 540-665-5678.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County seeks low-income families who live in Winchester or Frederick County to qualify for the opportunity to own an affordable Habitat home.
Perfect credit is not required. Assistance will be provided to help applicants qualify. Call 540-662-7066 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Volunteers are needed to renovate and/or build affordable houses for qualified low-income families.
No skills are necessary. To sign up, visit habitatwfc.org. Groups 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.
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 needs 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 residents or to take them to medical and other appointments.
Xi Gamma Pi will place 20 pink flamingos in someone’s yard, along with a sign that reads “Congratulations! You’ve been flocked!”
The $30 suggested donation will benefit the local Relay for Life Cancer walk.
Contact Donna Bonjo at 540-665-8509.
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
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 at 6 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, 381 Millwood Ave., Winchester, 540-536-0000.