CURRENT volunteers' needs and news:
South Baltimore Homeless Shelter Inc. will be dedicated by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. The shelter was the Leadenhall fire house at 140 W. West St., which has been renovated by the city. Volunteers will serve light refreshments and offer a walk-through of the converted fire house. Details: 752-5917.
Visiting Nurse Association Hospice is sponsoring a children and grief workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6000 Metro Drive. Free. Those interested should call 358-7300.
Corporate Volunteer Council of Central Maryland. More than 200 volunteers from corporations around Central Maryland will refurbish four homeless shelters beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The shelters are Sarah's House at Fort Meade; Christopher Place on E. Eager Street; the Salvation Army shelter on St. Paul Street and Project P.L.A.S.E. (People Lacking Ample Shelter and Employment) also on St. Paul Street. The volunteers will clean, repair, paint and landscape. Volunteer council members have been collecting personal items to be donated to Baltimore Rescue Mission, the Emmanuel Outreach Center, Our Daily Bread, PATH (People Aiding Travelers and the Homeless) plus the YWCA of Greater Baltimore. Details: Betsy Bender, 338-9031.
National Philanthropy Day celebration will be held at the Sheraton Inner Harbor at 6 p.m. Nov. 14. It includes dinner, speaker and awards presentations to volunteer groups. For ticket information and other details, call G. Jeremiah Ryan, Baltimore area National Philanthropy Day chair, at Harford Community College, 836-4408.