Virtual mentors needed
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers to be virtual mentors to children. Volunteers can attend an information session, be interviewed and meet children through Zoom. This is a one-on-one volunteer opportunity to provide friendship and guidance to a child three to four times a month for a year. Sign up for a Zoom session at www.BigDefenders.org and click on ‘Be a Big’ or call Brenda at 320-258-4534.
Drive mobile food shelf
Volunteers are needed to drive the mobile food shelf to and from distribution sites in St. Cloud and provide general assistance at the mobile food shelf distributions. Work may also include helping load and unload the mobile food shelf before and after distributions, provide assistance as clients come through and help with food choices. Volunteers must have a current driver’s license and the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds. Contact Catholic Charities Emergency Services at 320-229-4560.
Short-term homeless funding needed
Homeless Helping Homeless needs donations to support 25 homeless people with coronavirus who are living in a hotel until a federal grant gets approved. Donations can be sent to Homeless Helping Homeless, P.O. Box 475, St. Cloud 56302 or call 612-868-0465 or 320-309-2952.
Mask drop-off sites
The need for masks will continue for a while. Make and donate cloth masks for at-risk community members. The link below from the CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates how masks are used and also shows patterns for making masks. Completed masks can be dropped off at Coborn’s, 900 Cooper Ave. S, St. Cloud, behind the service counter during store hours and at Whitney Senior Center west door, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, in the covered bin marked MASKS. A pattern is available at https://bit.ly/2ZStuEW.
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Author: Heidi L. Everett
Heidi joined The Newsleaders Oct. 30, 2020 after being a fan of the St. Joseph edition for 15 years. When she is not sharing local news and stories, she is a professor of strategic communications at St. Cloud State University.