HOW YOU CAN HELP
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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. email@example.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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