Community bulletin board — help and serve the community
Posted: January 12, 2013
Help and serve the community
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is seeking volunteers to assist with visitor needs and special projects.
The park will open a Visitor Contact Station in Middletown in the spring.
For more information, call 540-869-3051.
Girl Scout cookies
Girl Scout cookie sales are under way.
Deliveries will take place Feb. 6-21. Cookie booth sales are set for Feb. 22-March 24.
For more information, visit gscnc.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-870-1193.
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- 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.
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 cards are available from team members; the coach at 540-955-6130, ext. 7422; Charles Grubbs at 540-955-1306 or 540-533-2906; or at the high school office.
Burns Night Dinner
The City of Winchester Pipes and Drums seeks sponsors for its Burns Night Dinner fundraiser, set for 6 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Millwood Special Events Center.
The proceeds will support band activities and provide scholarships for students to study piping and drumming.
Contact Fran Jeffries at 540-665-1710.
The event is open to the public. Tickets (advance sales only) cost $60 per person. Call 540-535-5235 or 540-955-8386.
Blue Ridge Hospice thrift shop volunteers
Blue Ridge Hospice needs volunteers for its thrift shops in Winchester, Stephens City, Front Royal, Berryville and Purcellville.
Contact Kelly Miller or Sue Jarvis at 540-536-5210, or visit blueridgehospice.org.
Office support volunteers are needed at the Winchester office of the American Cancer Society.
The duties include answering phones, mailings, data entry and various 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 email@example.com.
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.
Concern Hotline needs volunteers to answer calls for four hours a week.
The Clarke County Animal Shelter needs volunteers to help stray or abandoned dogs and cats find homes.
Local Area 13 of the 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 is seeking 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.
Spurmont Chapter 64, Order of the Eastern Star, sends shipments of supplies to adopted soldiers 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 local residents or to take residents 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, 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. the 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.