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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-03-29

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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.

COMPUTER, TYPEWRITER,
COPIER, COPY PAPER.
Tourette Syndrome Associa-
tion, Metropolitan Detroit
Chapter, the largest chapter of
the association of Michigan
provides a support group for
adults and children with
Tourette Syndrome, in addition
to medical referrals, educa-
tional advocacy, literature and
a monthly newsletter. Tourette
Syndrome Association, Metro
Detroit Chapter needs a com-
puter, a typewriter, a copier and
copy paper.

ANSWERING MACHINE,
HEAVY DUTY STAPLER,
REFRIGERATOR, SHOP
VACUUM, HOUSEHOLD
VACUUM. Growth Works is a
comprehensive youth service

agency offering chemical
dependency services to
adolescents and their parents.
Growth Works also offers a
youth assistance program for
first-time juvenile offenders
and their parents. Growth
Works needs an answering
machine, a heavy duty stapler,
a refrigerator, a shop vacuum
and a household vacuum.

FILE CABINETS, SECRETAR-
IAL CHAIRS, METAL STOR-
AGE SHELVING. Young Au-
diences of Michigan is a non-
profit organization with a roster
of artists who perform in pre-
schools through senior citizen
centers. Young Audiences of
Michigan needs file cabinets,
secretarial chairs and metal
storage shelving.

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.

Seven-year-old boy, who is
bright and very likeable needs
the one on one attention that
a male role model could pro-
vide. 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 positive, reliable male
role model.

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

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OPPORTUNITIES

VOIZTEER 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.

Southwest Detroit Hospital
Service Guild
2401 20th Street
Detroit, MI 48216
Ms. Billie Copeland
(313) 496-4910

TLC (Together Let's Cope)
St. John Out Patient
Corporation
31510 Gratiot, Suite 300
Roseville, MI 48066
Joan Shirilla, ACSW

Southgate Youth Assistance
14400 Dix Toledo
Southgate, MI 48195
Kathy Evans
246-1394

296-8617
United Cerebral Palsy of
Metro Detroit, Inc.
17000 W. Eight Mile Rd.,
Suite 380
Southfield, MI 48075

Suburban West
Community Center
1677 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48239
Thomas W. Herzburg, PhD
(313) 937-9500

TimRo Children's Center
651 N. Woodward
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48013
Lisa Keramedjiar, Director
(313) 642-2540

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.

Very nice couple from Baku in
their late sixties. He was a den-
tist and she a musician. They
enjoy music and traveling. They
speak a little English and fluent
Yiddish.

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FRIDAY MARCH 29 1991

Couple in their mid-sixties from
Kharkov. They were both
engineers and enjoy reading
and music. They speak a little
English and fluent Yiddish.

Oakland Family Services

114 Orchard Lake Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48341
OFS was established in
1929 to serve residents of
Oakland County with almost
any issue related to daily life.
Among programs are:
Children's Services: Family
Empowerment (chronic in-
tergenerational abuse); Birth
Companion; Perinatal
Coaching; Baby and Me;
Parent and Toddler; Foster
Care; Adoption, reunification
and Pregnancy counseling;
Family Center; Tutoring. For
adults, OFS offers substance
abuse treatment; individual,
family and group counseling;
Adult Children of Alcoholics
(one of three national pilot pro-
jects; marriage counseling;
geriatric assessment; Services
to Families with a Mentally III
Member; literacy program;
parenting skills. Special Pro-
grams include summer pro-
grams for children and
adolescents.
Volunteers are needed to
work as parent aides, parent
partners, child nurturers, group
facilitators, birth companions
(on-call for the time of labor
and delivery of a new mother,
perinatal coaches, tutors for
children and adults, transpor-
ting clients, assisting with
newsletter production and pro-
gramming ideas and fund-
raising. Especially needed are
skilled building tradespeople
to help renovate their base-
ment into usable program
space (22,000 square feet).

Estimated time commitment:

Wayne Convalescent Center
34330 Van Born
Wayne, MI 48184
Lynn Marie Pietrazak
721-0740

Wayne County Regional
Library for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped
33030 Van Born
Wayne, MI 48184
Pat Klemans
(313) 274-2600

varies from a few visits to
ongoing group programs.
Contact: Nancy McHugh or
Donna Lackie at 858-7766.

People's
Community Services

412 West Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI
PCS is a social service
agency serving Detroit's
southwest neighborhoods and
Hamtramck. Programs include
social adjustment groups for
youth, recreation, neigh-
borhood development pro-

grams. and senior citizens' day
care.
Volunteers are needed to
work with seniors at the day
care center on a one-on-one
basis. Volunteers are also
needed to assist in recreation
programs in arts and crafts,
dance, music, and assist in
neighborhood development
classes.
Skills needed: Creative arts
and organizational skills.

Estimated time commitment:

2 to 3 hours per week.
Contact: Thomas Arbenak at
554-3111.

Project Compassion

3455 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI 48201

Project Compassion pro-
vides services for nursing
home residents in the metro
area. Among services and
special programs offered are
Friendly Visitors: wheelchair
lift vehicles transporting nurs-
ing home residents community
outings, Bedside Shopping
Cart services, Camping Pro-
gram, country outings, block
parties, and a clothing shop.
Volunteers are needed to
visit one-on-one with nursing
home residents to provide en-
couragement and comfort,
write letters, or read. Also
needed are people to stock in-
ventory for the Shopping Cart
progrram, and to provide com-
panionship for other programs.
Volunteers are also needed to
work as office assistants and
to drive a bus.
Skills needed: Bus drivers
must have previous bus driv-
ing experience.

Estimated time commitment:

Friendly Visitors: 2 hours
weekly or bi-weekly; Shopping
Cart assistant: 4 hours week-
ly or bi-weekly; Special Events
assistant: 2-4 times during
summer months; Clothing
Shop assistant: 2 hours, once
per month; Special Activities
assistant: 2-4 hours, weekly or
bi-weekly; Office assistant:
variable; Bus driver: approx-
imately 6 hours per outing.
Contact: Judy Schneider at
832-7850.

ISRAEL VOLUNTEER CORPS

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

FAMILY TO FAMILY

Lory Valuet, Volunteer
Services Coordinator
(313) 557-5070

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.

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.

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Address

Zip

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Occupation

Affiliation: Orthodox

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Other

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