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February 15, 1991 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-02-15

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VOLUMER

LINK

PROJECT SHEET

The Hebrew word sherut means service. Project Sherut provides
in-kind goods and services to community service organizations.
Each week, we will publish requests for needed items.
Persons interested in helping to meet these needs should
contact Miriam 'merman at The Jewish Community Council at
962-1880. Also. organizations or groups in need of in-kind
services should contact The Jewish Community Council.

IBM PCS, REFRIGERATOR,
CHILDREN'S DESK, CHAIRS,
LIVING ROOM FURNITURE,
VAN. Oakland Family Services
is a non-profit family service
agency established in 1929,
serving residents of Oakland
County. Treatment programs
include physical and sexual
abuse, counseling for victims
and offenders, adoption, foster
care, reunification and preg-
nancy counseling, substance
abuse programs, marriage
counseling, etc. Oakland Fam-
ily Services needs three IBM
PC or clones; a large com-
mercial-type refrigerator;
children's desk and chairs;
living room furniture; a 12-15
passenger van and other
vehicles for transportation
purposes.

ELECTRIC TYPEWRITERS.
Helping Elderly Maintain
Independence and Dignity
(HEMID) is organized to

help seniors remain indepen-
dent in their own homes and
feel con-Ortable doing so.
HEMID needs one or two elec-
tric typewriters in good
condition.

HYGIENE PRODUCTS, HATS.
GLOVES, SOCKS, BOOKS,
TOYS. New Center Community
Mental Health Services is a
private, nonprofit comprehen-
sive community mental health
center. Located in the central
Detroit services area, New
Center CMHS provides the
following outpatient services:
adult and children's programs;
day activity; partial hospitali-
zation and elderly services.
New Center CMHS needs
hygiene products such as
deodorant, toothbrushes,
toothpaste and shaving cream;
hats, gloves and socks for
adults and children and books
and educational toys for
children.

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JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE

SPECIAL FRIEND

The Special Friend Program of the Jewish Family Service seeks
to match interested adults with children in need of role models
and companionship. If you would like to make a difference in
the life of a child, please call Marcy Schneider, Program Manager,
Volunteer Service Department, Jewish Family Service at
559-4046. Your time is the most valuable gift you can give.

Ten-year-old boy from single
parent home would benefit
from male role model. Family
life is somewhat unstructured.
Child is very sweet, likeable;
and would enjoy a positive
influence.

Three children from single
parent home. One seven-year-
old, two twins, five years old.
All three are high energy and
very likeable. Male supportive
role would be best.

FAMILY TO FAMILY

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Kesher is the Hebrew word for
"link." The purpose of this
p i page will be to present a selec-
Lion of opportunities which link
members of our community to
agencies and individuals that
can benefit from the energy,
resources and spirit we
possess in abundance.

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OPPORTUNITIES

VOLMEEll OPPORTUNITIES

A rotating listing of organizations offering volunteer opportunities.
Each week, some of these opportunities will be highlighted in
depth in the Volunteer Link section of this page.

Family Service Detroit
and Wayne County
220 Bagley, Suite 920
Detroit, MI 48226

F.O.C.U.S., Inc. (Friends Offering
Challenge, Understanding and
Service)
2902 Cochrane
Detroit, Ml 48216

Corine S. Mann, Vice President

(313) 961-1584

Sherie Lewis,
Volunteer/Tutor Volunteer

Farmington Nursing Home
30405 Folsom Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48236

961-8715

A Friend's House
Adult Day Care Center
28111 Imperial
Warren, MI 48093

Sally Jacobs

477-7400

Farmington Youth Assistance
32789 W. 10 Mile Road
Farmington, MI 48336

Suzanne Szczepanski - White

(313) 751-6260 (M-W-F)

Jean Alspector

489-3434
788-1000

VOLUNTEER LINK

This weekly feature highlights some organizations in the Jewish
and general communities that rely on volunteers. Opportunities
for a nearly limitless range of volunteers will be highlighted.

Kenny R.E.H.A.B.

21700 Northwestern Hwy.
Ste. 1140
Southfield, MI 48075

Kenny's growing statewide
network assists people with
mobility impairments in achiev-
ing their maximum potential.
The agency's combination of
free services and resources,
advocacy and physical re-
habilitation supports people
with mobility impairments in
their efforts to lead indepen-
dent, satisfying lives.
Volunteers are needed:
• To staff its ACCESS hotline,
answering the phone, resear-
ching responses to inquiries
and following up with informa-
tion or a referral for the client.
• To participate in the
Speakers Bureau. Participants
will be trained in speaking
about Kenny and relative
topics.
• To perform office functions:
filing, copying, light typing,
research.
• To teach "Attitudes," a
45-minute program using
creative discussion, videos
and hands-on activities to help
children understand dis-
abilities.
Skills needed: The most
urgent need is for "Attitudes"
teachers. Volunteers need not
have teaching experience, but
must have an interest in
children, and interest in
disability issues, the ability to
speak comfortably to groups.
Time commitment: for the
"Attitudes" program, a
4-month commitment is
required.
Contact: Lynn Jahn at
569-8180.

Tourette Syndrome is a
neurological disorder charac-
terized by tics — involuntary,
rapid sudden movements that
occur repeatedly in the same
way.
The Association is an all
volunteer. non-profit group
which serves all of southern
Michigan, providing support
groups, medical referrals,
assistance with educational
placements and advocacy to
those with Tourette Syndrome.
Volunteers are needed to
assist with folding, stuffing,
stamping and addressing
envelopes for a planned large
educational-medical mailing.
Estimated time commitment:
Anywhere from a few hours to
a few days, depending on the
size of the mailing and the
number of volunteers. The pro-
ject is slated for early 1991.
Contact: Mary Kennedy at
398-4TSA.

Affirmations Lesbian/
Gay Community Center

195 W. 9 Mile Road, Suite 110
Ferndale, MI 48220

Affirmations is a community
center for Lesbians and Gay
men. They run a switchboard
line from 6 to 11 p.m., Monday
through Friday, as a referral
system.
Volunteers are needed to
assist in newsletter mailings,
perform some office/clerical
work, and be trained to staff
the switchboard line.
Skills needed: Some clerical
skills, and a basic knowledge
of homosexuality and the
homosexual lifestyle.
Contact: Janet Stevenson or
Michael Petroni at 398-7105.

ISRAEL VOLUNTEER CORPS

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FATLY TO FAMILY

The Family to Family program, a joint project of the National
Council of Jewish Women and Women's Division of the Jewish
Welfare Federation, has been successful in connecting many
families in the Detroit area with Soviet Jewish newcomers. We
have a special need now for senior friendship. Your lives would
be greatly enriched if you reached out to welcome these wonder-
ful people. Won't you please join us in this exciting program?
Please contact NCJW 258-6000 to connect with one of the
seniors listed below.

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2219 E. Lincoln
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Since Israel was founded in 1948, American Jews have been at the ready, going to Israel at times
of need as human service volunteers. We went during the '67 war. We went during the Yom Kippur
war. Now, Israel needs us again. If you can volunteer to stand at Israel's side in her time of need,
please complete the form below, and return it to the Israel Program Center, 6600 W. Maple, West
Bloomfield, 48322. For information, call 661-5440.

Name

Professional couple from
Kharkov — He was a dentist
and she was a physician. They
are young seniors; he drives a
car. They are both energetic
and personable, and are most
anxious to be matched with an
American Jewish Family.

Tourette Syndrome Assoc.

Wonderful couple in their early
sixties, both professionals;
speak some Yiddish, enjoy
theater and watching movies
on TV. He was a civil engineer
in Kharkov and she was a den-
tal technician.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1991

Age

Address

City

Zip

Telephone (B)

(H)

Occupation

Affiliation: Orthodox

Conservative

Reform

Other

Geographic Preference:

Hebrew Level

Have you ever been to Israel?

Special Skills?

Partial Subsidies Are Available

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