Make a difference for July 17, 2016

EVENTS o 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: 2-6 p.m., Cloquet Ford Chrysler, 701 Wa...


• 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: 2-6 p.m., Cloquet Ford Chrysler, 701 Washington Ave, Cloquet.

Tuesday: 8-11 a.m., Environmental Protection Agency, 6201 Congdon Blvd., Duluth.
Tuesday: 2-6 p.m., Tofte, Lutsen and Schroeder communities, Highway 61, Tofte.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Cook County Senior Center, 10 Broadway, Grand Marais.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to noon, Wells Fargo Bank, 230 W. Superior St., Duluth.
Thursday: 1-4 p.m., Tower Civic Center, Main Street, Tower.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boise Paper, 400 Second St., International Falls.

• National Kidney Foundation's Duluth Kidney Walk kicks off at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Duluth's Bayfront Festival Park. Check-in starts 4:30 p.m. earlier that day.
The walk is held in 100 communities across the county and is the nation's largest fundraiser for kidney disease. More than 80 cents of every dollar donated will support NKF programs and services. The event also serves to raise awareness of kidney disease, organ donation and the importance of early screenings and healthy lifestyles for those at risk. For more information, to sign up or to make a donation, visit or email .


• Head of the Lakes United Way will host the Woodland Hills Fore the Kids Golf Classic starting noon Aug. 19 at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior. This rain-or-shine event offers a nine-hole competition, 18-hole classic, dinner, silent auction and raffle prizes from local businesses.
The nine-hole event is $50 per person and tees off at 1:30 p.m. The 18-hole event is $125 per person and starts at noon. Proceeds benefit Woodland Hills' youth programs including free after-school programs and residential treatment of behavioral and mental health issues.
Sign up with Dasia Kuehl at (218) 623-6434 or online at


• Junior League of Duluth is asking the community to support the building of Deep-Winter Greenhouse in the Denfeld neighborhood. The league is fundraising through its "Help Pave the Way to a Healthier Community" campaign by selling personalized bricks to be used in the greenhouse's landscaping. Bricks will be on sale Friday at Whole Foods Co-op in the Denfeld neighborhood.
The greenhouse will be run by Community Action Duluth's Seeds of Success program. Its produce will be sold at the Lincoln Park Farmer's Market. For more information on the bricks or the project, go to or call (218) 727-0341.


• Senior LinkAge Line seeks volunteer health insurance counselors to assist seniors and Medicare recipients in making informed decisions about Medicare and other health insurance coverage. Volunteers will attend an initial 18-hour training class and become certified as a State Health Insurance Program Counselor. After training, Senior LinkAge Line seeks a one-year minimum time commitment.
Applications are being accepted for the September class in the Duluth area. Contact Lee Swenson at (218) 529-7539 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.

• Walk to End Alzheimer's needs a volunteer to serve on the committee that helps plan, coordinate and facilitate the fundraiser held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. Funds raised go toward Alzheimer's care, support and research. The committee member would help with projects including sponsor recruitment, team recruitment, team retention, marketing and outreach, and logistics. Contact Rebecca Ayaz at (952) 857-0535 or .

• Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse seeks volunteers to help provide supportive services to people hurt by domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Volunteer opportunities include child care, front office support, client transportation (mileage paid) and on-call hospital advocacy. Call Jill, volunteer coordinator, at (715) 392-3136 or email for more information or to make an appointment. Prospective volunteers can also apply between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 318 21st Ave. E., Superior.


• Learn about domestic violence and help women and children in domestic violence situations seeking support at Safe Haven. Volunteers are needed to provide child care and activities for children; complete intake paperwork with clients and schedule appointments with service providers; and to serve as receptionist and answer the telephone and provide support for staff and clients. A two-hour commitment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday is required.
Safe Haven volunteers are required to complete an online application at, as well as a three-hour basic training/orientation before starting volunteer work. Call Hilary Hintsala at (218) 728-6481 or email for information about the following opportunities.

• Lutheran Social Service seeks volunteers for the following opportunities.
Senior companions: Volunteers are needed for 15 (flexible) hours per week to assist others in maintaining the highest level of dignity and independent living possible by visiting homebound/isolated adults, assisting with vital services such as appointments and grocery shopping, and acting as a caring friend. Training, small stipend and mileage reimbursement provided; must be 60 or older to draw the stipend. Call Peg at (218) 724-0648.
Caregiver respite volunteer: Seeking volunteers to provide in-home companionship, a safe environment and informal, nonmedical care for an elderly or disabled adult in order to give the primary caregiver temporary relief from the responsibilities of caregiving. Two- to four-hour commitment per week. Training provided and mileage reimbursed. Call Peg at (218) 724-0648.

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