Make a Difference for Nov. 16, 2014

EVENTS * 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: 1-4 p.m. at Essentia Health Business Se...

Friends of the Library members (from left) Katherine Schulz, Jenny Kroll and Pat Hovi display a selection of books to be featured at the Merry Little Christmas Book Sale at the Superior Public Library.


* 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: 1-4 p.m. at Essentia Health Business Services Center, 4614 Mike Colalillo Drive, Duluth.
Tuesday: 8-11 a.m. at the Paulucci Building, 525 S. Lake Ave., Duluth.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center, 407 E. Third St., Duluth.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon at Essentia Health-West Duluth Clinic, 4212 Grand Ave.
Thursday: 8-11:30 a.m. at Environmental Protection Agency, 6201 Congdon Blvd., Duluth.
Thursday: 1-8 p.m. at University of Minnesota Duluth’s Lake Superior Hall, 513 Niagara Court.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Duluth East High School, 301 N. 40th Ave. E.
* Ruby’s Pantry in Superior will distribute food from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church, 320 N. 28th St. E. The cost is $20 per share of food and everyone is welcome. For more information, email .
* The Eagles Auxilliary will host a holiday bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Metro Credit Union, 25 Belknap St., Superior. The Eagles also will host a craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1710 N. 12th St., Superior. Soup and sandwiches will be on the menu. Call Jan Keene at (715) 399-8322 for more information.


* Damiano Center seeks donations of new and gently used warm winter coats for families and people in need now through Dec. 12. Coats can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Damiano Center, 206 W. Fourth St., Duluth. Coats also may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Comfort Systems, 520 Garfield Ave., Duluth. For more information, contact Krista Mulcahy at (218) 336-1032 or Eric Schlacks at (218) 730-4060.
* Lake Superior Community Health Center’s Mitten Tree is ready and waiting for your donations of handmade or purchased hats, mittens, scarves and socks. All donations are given to patients, friends and families in need. If you’re interested in making items to donate, knitting and sewing patterns, along with a limited supply of donated yarn, are available at the clinic’s two locations: 4325 Grand Ave. in Duluth or 3600 Tower Ave. in Superior. Call Ashley at (218) 624-6582 or
email for more information.



* Here are a few volunteer opportunities supported by the United Way Greater Duluth Volunteer Center. Go to or call Jessica TeSelle at (218) 726-4780 for more information.
Lutheran Social Service Crisis Nursery seeks volunteers to work two-hour gift wrap shifts Nov. 28-29 at Miller Hill Mall to raise money for its December diaper drive. Email with available times, the number in your party (two to four volunteers are needed per shift) and a cell phone number. For more information, contact Laura Zahn at (218) 728-1445.
United Way of Greater Duluth seeks volunteers for its holiday Day of Caring Dec. 10. United Way normally holds a Day of Caring in June to promote volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service agencies and give people a chance to see the impact of United Way and other local agencies in the community. Go to and click on the Day of Caring tab to sign up to volunteer as an individual or team. Contact Liz Pawlik at (218) 726-4780 or to learn more.
Camp Amnicon seeks volunteers to help close down the camp for winter Nov. 21-23. Volunteers may commit to the entire weekend or come for an afternoon. Food and lodging are provided and volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Tasks range from simple cleaning and sorting to more technical jobs requiring carpentry or other skills.
* Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is recruiting volunteers 55 and older to fill the following positions. Call (218) 409-5991 for more information.
* Bone Builders: Class leaders are needed for Bone Builders, a weight-training program that prevents and reverses osteoporosis by increasing muscular strength and bone density. Other benefits include improved balance, enhanced energy and well-being and increased opportunities for socialization. Bone Builders groups meet twice weekly. Training is provided.
* Activity helper: Lincoln Park Community Senior Center seeks friendly and outgoing volunteers to assist the coordinator in providing activities for guests. Responsibilities include distribution of food items for Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors, scheduling appointments, making popcorn and coffee, light cleaning, and creating a warm and welcoming environment. Volunteers must have good people and phone skills.
* St. Scholastica Monastery: Volunteers are needed to work in a variety of positions such as the gift shop, front desk and driving. Volunteers must have good people skills.


* World Heritage International seeks host families for high school boys and girls from European, Asian, former Soviet, Middle Eastern and African countries coming to this area for the upcoming school year. Students are well screened and qualified by World Heritage. Qualified families may select the teen of their choice from student applications, photo collages and biographical essays.
For more information, contact World Heritage at (866) 939-4111, online at or email .
* Best Christmas Ever is a local nonprofit organization that works to give families in need an unforgettable Christmas. BCE seeks nominations of deserving families (10 families across Minnesota and one in Superior) to provide a worry-free Christmas. To nominate a family, contribute to BCE by volunteering or to assist a family with a donation go to For more information, call (218) 310-5055 or email .


Book sale benefits Superior Public Library
Friends of the Superior Public Library will hold a Merry Little Christmas Book Sale from
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the library, 1530 Tower Ave. The sale will feature gently used books, Carnegie Library mugs and magnet sets.

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