Offering help for the homeless

Volunteers/Where good neighbors get together

March 03, 1992|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,Staff Writer

Current volunteers' news and needs:

My Sister's Place, 123 W. Mulberry St., wants volunteers who can commit to a half day or a full day each week to assist with hospitality, as receptionists and in the clothing, laundry and shower rooms for homeless women and children. Call Lyn Cameron or Donna Blackwell at 727-3523.

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is beginning a new volunteer program at its headquarters at 200 W. Baltimore St., in which volunteers will be matched with departments within the MSDE.

Those with skills, ideas and special knowledge in areas such as pTC administration, legislation, communications, data processing, career and technology, correctional education, library science as well as clerical, office and accounting skills are welcome. For more information call Stanley Plaine (410) 333-2275 or Darla Strouse, (410) 333-2211.

United States Postal Service's ''Letter Carriers' Food Drive'' for Harvest for the Hungry, held from Feb. 10 to 15, netted approximately 507,000 pounds of food for the Maryland/Delaware area. For details call, (410) 347-4493.

Baltimore Reads, Inc. wants volunteers for its recently established Baltimore City Literacy Volunteer Corp to serve as tutors, classroom aides, library aides, computer lab aides, office/clerical assistance, individual, group and family counseling, public relations assistance and fund-raising. For more information call (410) 576-7323.

Coalition for Homeless Children and Families needs volunteers to help young homeless families help themselves. Training provided. Call the YWCA, (410) 685-1460, Ext. 284.

B&O Railroad Museum wants volunteers to help as researchers, guides and greeters for gardening, carpentry and computer projects. To volunteer call Jack Proph, (410) 752-2395.

Pets on Wheels is in need of pet owners who will take their pets to visit nursing home residents. A pet screening and volunteer training session will be held at 7 p.m. March 9 at St. David's Church, 4700 Roland Ave. Call (410) 366-7387.

Senior Network of North Baltimore wants volunteers with specific interests and skills to teach weekly classes, and for general office help on Tuesday mornings. Call Diane Hood, director, at (410) 323-7131.

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