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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-06-28

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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.

COPIER. Myasthenia Gravis
Association provides an exten-
sive support system for MG pa-
tients and their families.
Myasthenia Gravis is a
neuromuscular disease affec-
ting 100,000 men, women and
children. MG Association
needs a copier.

BOOKS,
CHILDREN'S
GENERAL OFFICE SUP-
PLIES. Wyandotte Youth
Assistance Program is design-
ed to work with troubled youth
who are referred for a variety
of problems. Referral sources
include the local police depart-
ment, schools, families and
juvenile court. The program
tries to match these youth with

a volunteer counselor. Youth
Assistance Program needs
children's books for the tutorial
component and general office
supplies.

COMPUTER, TYPEWRITER,
PUNCH BOWL, SERVING
PIECES, ETC. The Art Center
is a private, non-profit
organization located in Mt.
Clemens dedicated to the pro-
motion of the visual arts. The
primary purpose of the center
is educational. Exhibits include
statewide, open competitions,
as well as all Macomb student
shows, etc. The Art Center
needs a computer, a typewriter,
a punch bowl, serving pieces,
table linnens and card tables.

Ovq JEWISH
FAMILY
SERVICE

SPECIAL FRIEND

This 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 a single
parent home would benefit from
a male role model. Family life is
somewhat unstructured. Child is
very sweet, likable, and would
enjoy having a positive
influence.

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

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.

Lovely couple from Baku in their
mid-sixties. She was a medical
assistant and he was a
mechanic. They enjoy music and
reading. They are trying very
hard to improve their English.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1991

Wonderful couple from Kishinev,
mid-fifties. He was a radio
engineer who likes to play chess
and she was a kindergarten
teacher who enjoys singing and
baking. They both speak Yid-
dish and are most anxious to im-
prove their English.

Kesher is the Hebrew word for
"link." The purpose of this
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
possess in abundance.

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OPPORTUNITIES

MITER 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.

Myasthenia Gravis
Association
6131 West Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235
Deborah Kent,
Executive Director
(313) 927-7833
Henry Ford Museum &
Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48121
Peggy Willis,
Volunteer Coordinator
271-1620, Ext. 218
Northville Regional
Psychiatric Hospital
4100 W. Seven Mile Road
Northville, MI 48167
Carol J. Park
349-1800
Northville Youth Assistance
Cooke School
21200 Taft Road
Northville, MI 48167
Mary Ellen King
344-1618
Breast Cancer
Detection Center
27725 Greenfield Road
Southfield, MI 48075
Judith Anderson,
Program Coordinator
424-7106

Child Health Conferences
27725 Greenfield Road
Southfield, MI 48075
Kay Fischer
424-7142
Oakland County Health
Division - Environmental
Health Services
1200 N. Telegraph
Pontiac, MI 48341
Bob Long
(313) 858-1312
Oakland County
Health Division/WIC
196 Oakland Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48342
Jane LaGrow
858-1275
Oakland County Probate Court
Youth Assistance Department
1200 N. Telegraph
Pontiac, MI 48341
Kevin Threatt
858-0041
Saving Our Kids (S.O.K.)
Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers
Detroit, MI 48235
Denise Robinson Ford
835-8381

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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.

Sinai Hospital Guild/
Department of
Volunteer Services

6767 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235
The purpose of the Guild is
to promote and advance the
welfare of Sinai Hospital and
Sinai Health Services and to
raise funds. The Guild offers
Volunteer Services, Service
With Love, and Lifeline. Ser-
vice With Love is a program in
which volunteers make friendly
phone calls of reassurance to
elderly persons, one morning
a week from home. Lifeline is
a personal medical emergen-
cy response system which
enables people to continue to
live independently, reassured
that emergency assistance
can be summoned by a push
of a button. The Guild also
runs the Gift Shop, Outreach
to Youth, and Community
Education. It provides funding
for cardiology research,
general research, education,
and Tay-Sachs screening.
Adult volunteers are needed
to work in the Emergency
Department, Perinatal Depart-
ment, Nursing Units, Gift
Shop, Surgical Family Waiting
Room, Primary Care Center,
Outpatient Psychiatry, and the
Ambulatory Surgery Center (in
Farmington Hills). Volunteers
are also needed to serve as
clerical workers, patient
representatives and hospital
tour guides, and to work with
the Gift Cart, L.I.P. (Language
Interpretation for Patients,
especially Russian), and Ser-
vice With Love.
Opportunities for youth
volunteers include working in
the Emergency Department,
Nursing Units, and Gift Shop
and Working with the Gift Cart
and Patient Transportation.
Skills needed:
—Must be compassionate
—Must be at least 15 years old
—Ability to work in hospital
environment
Estimated time commitment:
once a week, for a minimum of
4 hours, with a 3 month
commitment.
Contact: Amy Brown at
493-5300.

Coalition of Concerned
Individuals

P.O. Box 15493
Detroit, MI 48215
Coalition of Concerned In-
dividuals is a support group for
Michigan inmates and their

families, providing programs to
keep the youth off the streets
and uninvolved with crime.
Volunteers are needed to act
as educational and sports pro-
gram directors, counselors,
pen pals and clerical help.
Estimated Time Commitment:
A couple of hours per week.
Contact: Mary Beth Saxton
at 841-2378.

Michigan Animal
Rescue League

790 Featherstone
Pontiac, MI
Michigan Animal Rescue
League provides food, shelter,
and medical attention for the
homeless cats and dogs who
reside with the agency until
loving homes are found.
Michigan Animal Rescue
League's stance on providing
quality care for animals means
that it will not destroy the
animals or sell them for
research.
Volunteers are needed to
care for and feed animals, and
to assist with fundraising, craft
shows, and mailings.
Skills needed:
— Care and love of animals
Estimated Time Commitment:
Flexible
Contact: Diane Krae at
737-0105.

WDET-FM Public Radio
in Detroit

6001 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
WDET-FM is a public, non-
commercial radio station
licensed to Wayne State
University in Detroit. WDET of-
fers non-commercial variety
radio to the metropolitan
Detroit area, including music,
in-depth news and information,
and community access pro-
grams. WDET is funded
primarily from listener
contributions.
Volunteers are needed to
answer phones during
WDET's bi-annual on-air fund-
raisers, fill out pledge forms,
stuff envelopes, and perform
computer data entry.
Skills needed:
—Strong telephone skills
— Neat handwriting
Estimated Time Commitment:
One four-hour shift — fun-
draising hours are 6 a.m.-
midnight and on weekends.
People can volunteer in-
dividually, or as groups.
Contact: Judy Donlin at
577-4146.

Before Detroit Was Known For Its Plants,
It Was Known For Its Trees

Today, just about everyone knows it as The Motor City. But long ago, when transportation was truly horse-
powered, Detroit was referred to by somewhat different names. Like The City of Trees. Over time, urban expan-
sion and an epidemic of Dutch Elm disease claimed a huge number of trees. Few have been replaced.
The Greening of Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of Detroit's
citizens through the reforestation of the city's neighborhoods, parks and boulevards. To learn more about how
you can help, please call The Greening of Detroit at 393-TREE.

THE GREEN NG OF DETROIT

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