Volunteer notes

December 07, 2005

Book project seeks sorters and packers

The Books for International Goodwill project needs book sorters and packers to assist with shipments to hurricane-damaged schools and developing countries Saturday morning. Help is also needed from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to prepare for a book sale Saturday. The warehouse is at 1325 Marlboro Road, Lothian. Information: 443-336- 2617 or frantzich@comcast.net

SPAN helps people facing eviction

The Severna Park Assistance Network, or SPAN, is seeking volunteer help as it assists people facing evictions, utility turnoff notices and emergency medical or prescription needs. Food pantry and other services also need help. SPAN is in the parsonage behind Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road. To volunteer or be a sponsor in the Holiday Caring Program, call 410-647-0889.

County SPCA needs towels and blankets

The Anne Arundel County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals needs towels and blankets for its shelter animals. Items needed include wool and fleece blankets, towels of all sizes, washable bathroom rugs and toilet seat covers. Electric blankets or comforters with stuffing are unusable. Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Tuesday, or 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at 1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Information: 410-268-4388.

Salvation Army seeks helpers

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to assist with its 2005 Christmas programs, including the food pantry, family sponsorship, toy drive, kettle collection, Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis angel tree gifting tags and gift bag distribution. Information: 410-263-4091.

Musicians sought to perform at BWI

The Maryland Aviation Administration is seeking community volunteer groups and solo performers to entertain passengers during the holiday season at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport through Dec. 24. The airport is looking for choruses, bell choirs, orchestras and song-and-dance groups to perform in the main terminal and baggage claim areas. Information: 410-859-7934 or 410-859-7683.

Families, seniors need sponsors

The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services needs donors to sponsor families and senior citizens in the county for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Information: Holiday Sharing, 410-269-4462.

Churches sponsor shelter program

Churches in Annapolis, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Linthicum, Odenton, Arnold, Millersville, Pasadena and Severna Park are supporting a shelter program through April in which each participating church will host men in need of shelter for the night and breakfast in the morning. Some churches accommodate women. The Winter Relief Shelter needs volunteers to assist at Intake at the Salvation Army in Glen Burnie and provide transportation for the guests. To volunteer: 410-863-4888.

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