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Make a Difference for June 15, 2014


* Memorial Blood Centers will offer the following blood drives across the Northland. Call (888) GIVE-BLD (448-3253) or go to for eligibility guidelines and to schedule an appointment.

Monday: 1-5 p.m. at North Shore Mining, County Road 70, Babbitt.

Monday: 1-5 p.m. at Community Memorial Hospital, 512 Skyline Blvd., Cloquet.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to noon at Golden Living Center, 1612 N. 37th St., Superior.

Tuesday: noon to 6 p.m. at Chris’ Food Center, 320 Highway 123, Sandstone.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Cook Hospital, 10 S.E. Fifth St.

Wednesday: 2-6 p.m. at RJ’s Market and Liquor, 504 Powell Ave., Coleraine.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Republic Bank, 306 W. Superior St., Duluth.

Thursday: 2:30-6:30 p.m. at Askov Hardware and Lumber, 6380 County Road 33.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon at Woodlands National Bank, 122 E. Main St., Hinckley.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at New Life Covenant Church, 6902 Industrial Road, Saginaw.

* The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse will hold its third annual Tee Off to End Violence golf scramble Friday at Nemadji Golf Course, 5 N. 58th St., Superior. Proceeds from the event will support CASDA in providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

The $200 registration fee includes a five-person team, complimentary dinner and prizes. Green fees and a cart are additional charges. Hole-in-one prizes include a new car, Las Vegas trip, set of golf clubs, two-night stay at any MGM property or two round trip tickets on Spirit Airlines. Team prizes totaling $1,550 (includes men’s, women’s and mixed divisions). Registration information can be found by going to or by calling (715) 392-3136.

* The fourth annual Bill Downs Jr. Memorial Golf Scramble to benefit the Humane Society of Douglas County will begin with registration at noon June 27 at Nemadji Golf Course. Registration is $25 per person and includes a registration packet, dinner, proximity prize, door prizes and team awards. Green fees and carts are not included and must be purchased from the pro shop. The format is an 18-hole scramble for four-person teams. Special events include a team skins game, team mulligans and a 50/50 drawing. For more information, call Bill at (218) 348-5447 or Jean at (218) 590-5257.


* Circle of Hope seeks donations of handmade prayer shawls and chemo caps that are knitted, crocheted or sewn. Go to, email or call (218) 464-1626.


* Here are a few volunteer opportunities supported by the United Way Greater Duluth Volunteer Center. Go to or call Paige Stein at (218) 726-4780 for more information.

YMCA Camp Miller seeks cooks with background and experience in a commercial kitchen to volunteer to work one or more weeklong session. Camp sessions are May through August and volunteers work 40 hours per week with campers and other kitchen staff. Volunteers will receive free room and board for the week at camp and other compensation is available. For more information, contact Damita at (218) 372-3188 or

Duluth Salvation Army needs a volunteer line attendant to take attendance of people participating in its hot lunch program. Specific duties include recording demographic information and approving punch cards. Volunteer must be self-

motivated and dependable with good communication skills and excellent hearing. Person must love working with a diverse group of people and maintain client confidentiality at all times. Available times are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday. For more information, contact Jill Buchholz at (218) 722-7934 or

* Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired seeks volunteers to read newspapers on Radio Talking Book, a local radio broadcast for people who are visually impaired. Volunteers usually commit to three hours, one or two times per month. For details, call Michelle at (218) 721-4479.