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FUNDRAISER

WINGS FOR LIFE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL’S 6th an­nual fundraiser, Cel­e­bra­tion of Cham­pi­ons, Thurs­day, Oct. 18, at the Ho­tel Al­bu­querque Al­varado Ball­room. Silent auc­tion 5:30 p.m., seated din­ner 6:30 p.m., af­ter party at Casa Es­en­cia 7:30-10:30 p.m. Gourmet desserts, per­for­mances by Fla­menco D’aki and gypsy jazz duo Swing Mag­ique, danc­ing to Kari Sim­mons band, and more. Funds sup­port Wings For L.I.F.E.-Life-skills Im­parted to Fam­i­lies through Ed­u­ca­tion weekly fam­ily pro­gram, fam­ily days in all 11 state pris­ons, and cur­ricu­lum de­vel­op­ment and train­ing for Wings’ new col­lab­o­ra­tion with Home­work Diner Grows Wings in seven APS pub­lic schools. Con­tact Yolanda Mat­ti­son at 459-2023, or Yolan­daMat­ti­son@com­cast.net, WingsForLIFEIn­ter­na­tional.org.

VOL­UN­TEERS

READWEST, an adult lit­er­acy pro­gram, is look­ing for vol­un­teers to as­sist adult learn­ers in speak­ing, read­ing and writ­ing in English. No teach­ing or for­eign lan­guage ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. We of­fer free train­ing for English as a Sec­ond Lan­guage and Ba­sic Lit­er­acy Tu­tor­ing, fol­lowed by a 3 to 4-hour work­shop af­ter you’ve been matched with an adult learner. Ori­en­ta­tion is Thurs­day, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. The B.L. Tu­tor Train­ing is Satur­day, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit readwest. org, or to sign up, con­tact Cyndy at cyndy.ratliff@readwest.org, or call 892-1131. AARP TAX-AIDE needs vol­un­teers to help low and mod­er­ate in­come tax­pay­ers dur­ing 2019. Free train­ing is avail­able dur­ing De­cem­ber and early Jan­uary. Ba­sic com­puter skills are needed for most po­si­tions. Vol­un­teers are asked to work at least one-half day per week dur­ing Fe­bru­ary through mid-April at near-by se­nior cen­ters and com­mu­nity cen­tres. AARP Tax-Aide is an al­lvol­un­teer tax prepa­ra­tion ser­vice sup­ported by the non-profit AARP Foun­da­tion and the In­ter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice. Go to tax­aide@aarp.org or call the AARP In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter at 830-3096. WINGS FOR L.I.F.E. (Life-skills Im­parted to Fam­i­lies through Ed­u­ca­tion) needs of­fice vol­un­teers dur­ing the hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. Wings’ mis­sion is to trans­form lives to break the gen­er­a­tional cy­cle of in­car­cer­a­tion. Need weekly vol­un­teers as well to help with Mon­day night meals. Wings pro­vides a free din­ner and speak­ers who are ex­perts in their fields, jobs, money, par­ent­ing and is­sues unique to in­car­cer­a­tion. Mon­day night meet­ings are held at two lo­ca­tions, St. John’s United Methodist Church and Sec­ond Pres­by­te­rian Church. Con­tact Yolanda Mat­ti­son at 459-2023, or yolan­damat­ti­son@com­cast.net. PAWS THRIFT STORE seeks vol­un­teers to as­sist cus­tomers and to pre­pare do­nated items for sale in the store. Hours can be flex­i­ble. All pro­ceeds from the store goes to Cot­ton­wood Cats Sanc­tu­ary, a 501(c)(3), with the mis­sion of pro­vid­ing per­ma­nent homes to ma­ture cats that have out­lived their care­givers. If in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing, drop in at the store at 4406 Me­naul NE or call Bev­erly at 544-7776. MEALS ON WHEELS, is in need of vol­un­teer driv­ers to de­liver meals to clients. Driv­ers are needed one day a week, or as a sub­sti­tute when nec­es­sary, for ap­prox­i­mately two hours. Du­ties in­clude de­liv­er­ing a hot, nour­ish­ing meal to clients. Meals are picked up at 10:30 a.m. at one of four sites: North­side Pres­by­te­rian (north), Kase­man Hospi­tal (east), Pres­by­te­rian Down­town (south) or Rust Med­i­cal Cen­ter (west). Call the Vol­un­teer Co­or­di­na­tor at 823-8064 for more in­for­ma­tion or sign up through the vol­un­teer por­tal at mow-nm.vol­un­teer­hub.com.

DO­NA­TIONS

FEED­ING PETS OF THE HOME­LESS needs do­na­tions of dog and cat food as well as leashes and col­lars for cats and dogs. Do­na­tions can be dropped off at ABQ PetCare, 9032 Mont­gomery NE, 299-8387, Aztec An­i­mal Clinic, 4340 Coal SE, 265-4939 or VCA-Wy­oming, 2740 Wy­oming NE, #1, 298-7444. Do­na­tions will then be de­liv­ered by mem­bers of First Uni­tar­ian Church An­i­mal Adovates to lo­cal home­lss shel­ters for dis­tri­bu­tion. The or­ga­ni­za­tion also co­or­di­nates well­ness and shot clin­ics for per owner’s an­i­mals and mon­e­trary do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated for these clin­ics. Vet ser­vices for the clin­ics are proved by ABQ PetCare, Aztec An­i­mal Clinic and VCA-Wy­oming. feed­ing­pet­snewmex­ico@gmail.com. SA­CRED WIND COM­MU­NI­CA­TIONS COM­MU­NITY CON­NECT, a 501(c)(3) non­profit, seeks good, work­ing used lap­tops and com­put­ers to do­nate to low-in­come Navajo se­niors and fam­i­lies. Your do­na­tion is tax de­ductible and truly ap­pre­ci­ated. Please call 908-2662 to ar­range a drop off.

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