Dear Weekender subscriber,
As we head into this long, wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, we have plenty
of opportunity to spend time with friends and family, eat too much, and
take part in a great number of fun activities that are found in our
great city. Believe us, there is plenty to do this weekend to keep you
occupied. You can find it in our calendar.
But this week for your list of things to do, we want to take the
opportunity to share with you just a small sampling of ways you can serve those less fortunate
so you can reap the rewards of what it's like to give when most are
giving thanks for what they've received. So as you take some time this
weekend to relax, shop, and carve up a turkey, also
try to carve out some time to make a difference in our community.
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. You can find more volunteer opportunities in our region at https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/index.jsp?r=msa&l=47199%2C+
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend.
The staff at Louisville.com
American Red Cross:
Louisville is a part of the River Valley Blood Services Region, and we are usually always in a blood shortage.
The Red Cross schedules multiple blood drives each day to meet the
needs of our hospital partners. Our blood donors devote their time and
the gift of life to help those in need.
With multiple blood drives each day, we need volunteers! We have blood drives all across the Louisville Metro area!
Greeters assist the Red Cross in accomplishing its mission by welcoming
blood donors and providing a professional registration process for
blood collection. Blood drives are either located at our downtown
collection site or at community mobiles near you.
Be a part of the American Red Cross legacy and help your community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
It's easy to become a Red Cross volunteer, and they will work with you to
find the area that best suits your skills. You can lend your services
daily, weekly, monthly or as many hours as you are able to give. You
can easily make a difference in people's lives every hour of the day
when they need it most.
Senior Care Experts
Founded in 1974, SeniorCare Experts is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping seniors remain independent in the comfort of their
own home. SCE provides non-medical home care, offering affordable
products, services and a professional staff ready to assist you with
all your senior-living needs.
Arcadia Community Center
Community Center, located in South Louisville, works to realize the old
adage adopted from our international neighbors--that it takes an entire
village of dedicated people with different talents and contributions to
foster growth within a community. Our mission, therefore, is to partner
with the refugee and immigrant groups in our neighborhood and the
community at large and, with their help, to provide comprehensive,
holistic services that aim to offer educational and social support as
families adjust to their new life and hew home in the United States and
take a step onto the road of economic well-being.
Wayside Christian Mission
Providing numerous services to the less fortunate, the Mission is in Thanksgiving need of breakfast items including Pancake Mix, Syrup, Fresh Fruits, and Egg and lunch/dinner items including ham and soft drinks. The Mission is expecting up to 20% more traffic this year than last. To see a video about how you can contribute, see http://www.waysidechristianmission.org/index.php?pr=news
Dare To Care Food Bank
There are many ways that you can be directly involved in supporting
the DARE TO CARE FOOD BANK's mission of feeding the hungry:
- Sort food in the DARE TO CARE FOOD BANK warehouse (need scheduled groups of 8-22).
- Bread Truck Drivers
pick up bread and pastries from local grocery stores. No special
license required to drive a small panel truck-one day a week-mornings
(3-4 hours). No heavy lifting required!
is a multi-task position answering a busy phone and directing food
clients to our distribution centers. Shifts are 3 to 4 hours, one day
a week, morning or afternoon.
- Administrative Support, such as filing, mailings and data entry.