Make a difference during the holiday season

 

The ALIVE Center shares volunteer opportunities throughout the year on our website at http://www.wku.edu/alive. Each December, we provide a list of ways that campus and community members can make a difference during the holidays. If you had additional information to add to this list, please feel free to email the information to alivebg@wku.edu.

Now until December 2nd, 2011 — Teen Angel Program

Help teenagers enrolled in local schools have a better holiday by giving a gift card or tax-deductible donation to the Teen Angel Program. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, K Mart, Kohl’s, and Greenwood Mall are being accepted. Please drop off donations at either the ALIVE Center (1818 31-W Bypass) or Community Education (1227 Westen Ave.)

Please contact either 270-782-0082 or 270-842-4281 for more information.

Now until December 12th – Salvation Army Angel Tree

Visit Greenwood Mall to be an “Angel” by shopping for a local child for Christmas.  Information about Angels are provided on the tree outside of JC Penney. For more information, call 270-843-3485.

Now until Dec 10th, 2011 — Nat’s Bike Drive

Nat’s Outdoor Sports is partnering with the Warren County Jaycees to collect bicycles for children in the area. Nat’s will service and repair used bikes. Drop of the new or used bicycles to Nat’s store before December 10th.

Please contact Nat’s at 270-842-6211 for more information.

Now until Dec 20th, 2011 — Toys for Tots

Donate new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots and help a child better enjoy the holiday season. White boxes with the “Toys for Tots” logo are located throughout the city in several locations including Toys R Us, Big Lots, Dollar General, Walgreens, Barnes and Noble, Greenwood Mall, and many others.

Please contact Greg Hudson at 270-991-3578 for more information.

Now until December 24th, 2011 — Bell Ringers

Volunteers are needed to ring bells and collect donations for the Salvation Army kettles at various locations. Volunteers can ring bells from 10am -8pm. Please visit the Salvation Army office to fill out a form and present your photo ID to check out a kettle.

Please contact the Salvation Army at 270-843-3485 for more information.

Soup Kitchen Servers

Volunteers are needed to help serve food at the Salvation Army soup kitchen Monday through Friday from 11:30am-12pm. Please call ahead to set up a day to serve.

Please contact the Salvation Army at 270-843-3485 for more information.

Canned Goods and Nonperishable Foods

There are several food pantries in need of food and donations throughout this holiday season; specifically The American Red Cross and St. Vincent DePaul. Please donate to these, or any local food bank and assist in helping a family have food in their bellies during the holidays.

For a full listing of food banks, please visit our website: http://www.wku.edu/alive/communityresources/food_assistance.php.

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