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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-03-08

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VOLUNTEER

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 lmerman at The Jewish Community Council at
962-1880. Also, organizations or groups in need of in-kind
services should contact The Jewish Community Council.

crayons, markers, paste, fabric,
small pre-assembled wood
items to be sanded and com-
pleted by participants.

FILE CABINETS, WOODEN
FOLDING CHAIRS, TABLE
LAMPS, DESK CHAIRS, VCR,
CARPETING, ETC. Dearborn
Crisis Center has a program
which includes a crisis phone
line and walk-in counseling, in-
dividual and group counseling,
rape and domestic violence
counseling, and other support
services. Dearborn Crisis
Center needs one- or two-
drawer locking file cabinets,
wooden folding chairs, table
lamps, desk chairs with arms
and casters, a VCR, a 19' or
larger television, a word pro-
cessor, a computer and
carpeting.

SPORTS EQUIPMENT, LOAN-
ED RESPIRATORY EQUIP-
MENT, METAL DESKS, SIDE
CHAIRS AND SHELVING. The
American Lung Association of
Southeast Michigan's Program
Services Department Camp
Sun Deer is a free week-long
camp for children with asthma,
held each summer at the Bat-
tle Creek Outdoor Recreation
Center in Dowling. An integral
part of ALASEM's Family
Asthma Camp, Sun Deer pro-
vides all of the activities of a
regular summer camp in a
schedule designed with the
asthmatic child in mind and
with the medical support
necessary to treat asthma
episodes. There are approx-
imately 70 children, ages 9-12,
who are Michigan residents at
the camp. Camp Sun Deer
needs sports equipment, loan-
ed respiratory support equip-
ment and breathing treatment
machines and, for marketing,
two metal desks, side chairs
and heavy metal shelving.

RECLINER CHAIRS, CRAFT
SUPPLIES. Sheltering Arms is
a day care program designed
to provide a structured environ-
ment of planned activities for
adults, ranging in age from
55-90. The typical participant
may have experienced a
stroke, Alzheimer's Disease,
physical limitation and/or age
related memory loss. Shelter-
ing Arms needs 4-6 vinyl cov-
ered recliner chairs and craft
supplies, such as construction
paper, scissors, watercolors,

JEWISH
FAMILY
SERVICE

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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.

Seven-year-old boy, who is
bright and very likeable, needs
the one-on-one attention that a
male role model could provide.
Very active child with a variety
of hobbies.

Thirteen-year-old boy who is a
little shy and has difficulty in
school would benefit from an
outside positve, reliable male
role model.

Kesher is the Hebrew word for
"link." The purpose of this
4 page will be to present a selec-
tion of opportunities which link
members of our community to
agencies and individuals that
can benefit from the energy, /
resources and spirit we
8possess in abundance.

SSSSSSSSSSSSSS

OPPORTUNITIES

VOLMEER 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.

Oakland County REACT, Inc.
5640 Williams Lake Rd.
Waterford Township, MI
48329
Ken Hooper
(313) 673-9683 (office)
(313) 656-0657 (home)
World Medical Relief
11745 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48206
Pam Sievers
(313) 866-5333
Community Services
of Oakland
27301 Dequindre, Suite 103
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Angie Battani
(313) 542-5860
Saratoga Community
Hospital
15000 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit, MI 48205
Nancy Seguin, Director of
Volunteer Services
245-1522
Reading for the Blind, Inc.
29451 Greenfield Road,
Suite 118
Southfield, MI 48076
Emily McSweeney
(313) 557-7776

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

FAMILY TO FAMILY

The Family to Family program, a joint project of the National Coun-
cil 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 wonderful 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.

from
woman
Wonderful
Lovely couple in their early six-
ties from Kishinev. He was a Moscow; she was a bookkeeper
construction engineer and she and enjoys theater, reading and
was a teacher. Both enjoy movies. She speaks some
reading and traveling. English and fluent Yiddish.

44

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1991

Leader Dogs for the Blind
1039 S. Rochester Road
Rochester, MI 48306
Michael Walrat or
Julie Mullikin
651-9011
Help Elderly Maintain
Independence and Dignity
(HEMID)
1100 E. State Fair
Detroit, MI 48203
Vee Webster
891-1038(9)
Henry Ford Estate/
University of Michigan-
Dearborn
Dearborn, MI 48128
Nancy Spiker
593-5590
Hospice of
Southeastern Michigan
16250 Northland Drive,
Suite 212
Southfield, MI 48075
David Turner, Georgie Haynes
or Betty Pejackovich
559-9209
Jewish Vocational Service
4250 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Gloria Bender, Project
Outreach Coordinator
833-8100, 559-5000

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.

Common Ground

751 Hendrie
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Common Ground is a non-
profit, human services agency
which focuses on the preven-
tion of and early intervention in
mental health and substance
abuse problems. Among ser-
vices offered are a 24-hour
crisis intervention and referral
service, medical and legal
clinics, a speakers bureau,
mental health outpatient ser-
vices and a victim assistance
program.
Volunteers are needed to
answer telephone lines and
counsel walk-in clients. Some
volunteers are also needed to
do general office work and
computer entry.
Skills needed: All volunteers
are provided with training. The
only pre-training skills required
are empathy and the capacity
to be non-judgmental and
non-directive.
Estimated time commitment:
Once the 80-hour training is
completed for the crisis in-
tervention telephone lines,
volunteers are asked to com-
mit to one four-hour time slot
per week for one year. The
clerical volunteer hours are
more flexible.
Contact: Liz Christopher at
543-3050.

Accounting Aid Society

One Kennedy Square
Suite 1435
Detroit, MI 48226
AAS is a non-profit corpora-
tion, whose purpose is to
strengthen the financial and
management practices of
other non-profit organizations.
The Society also provides in-
come tax preparation service
to low income people.
Volunteers are needed to
provide tax preparation
assistance to low income peo-
ple, to work with non-profit
organizations through con-
sulting and lecturing, and to

provide clerical support for the
Society office.
Skills needed: Knowledge of
income tax preparation and
familiarity with non-profit
organizations.
Estimated time commitment:
2 to 15 hours as needed.
Contact: Mort Abramowitz at
961-1840.

SOS Community
Crisis Center

114 N. River Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
SOS is a volunteer agency
providing counseling, ad-
vocacy, direct help and refer-
ral for families and individuals
in need. SOS assists in the
resolution of such problems as
substance abuse, suicide,
homelessness, hunger, family
confict and other emotional
and economic needs. Services
are available by telephone or
on a walk-in basis, and
emergency outreach is
available 24 hours a day, 365
days a year. In the past several
years, SOS has concentrated
on providing emegency shelter
and support services for
homeless families with
children in Washtenaw County.
Volunteers are needed to act
as crisis counselors, shelter
volunteers, children's volun-
teers, family aides, transporta-
tion volunteers, and to provide
professional (physicians,
lawyers, graphic artists, etc.)
and administrative assistance.
Skills needed: The ability to
work with a wide range of peo-
ple and a willingness to assist
people in crisis.
Estimated time commitment:
Crisis Counselors receive 60
hours of training (8 hours per
week). After training, a com-
mitment of 8 hours per week
for six months is required.
Other volunteer positions have
flexible commitments ranging
from 1 to 8 hours per week.
Contact: Judith Cawhorn at
485-8730.

ISRAEL VOLUNTEER CORPS

Since Israel was founded in 1948, American Jews have been at the ready, going to Israel at times of need as human ser-
vice 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.
Age
Name

Address

Zip

City

(H)

Telephone (B)

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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