9/11 attacks, as well as the federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance. In observance of this important and historic milestone, you're invited to join Char-Em United Way's Day of Caring along with thousands of other groups, and millions of people nationwide that plan to pay tribute as part of the single-largest charitable service effort in U.S. history. Day of Caring for Charlevoix and Emmet County non-profit organizations, schools, and government agencies need volunteers to complete service projects on Thursday, Sept. 15. All available projects are listed online through Char-Em United Way's Volunteer Connections at www.charemunitedway.org. Once you register as a volunteer, search keywords "Day of Caring" to find a project you want to complete. Click on "I'm interested in this opportunity" to send a message to Char-Em United Way and you will receive an email with details to complete your volunteer match. Or you can call the Char-Em United Way office at (231) 487-1006 to register as a volunteer. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: http://tinyurl.com/volunteerconnections or call (231) 487-1006.
You can help
If your organization needs volunteers or donated items, write Debbie McGuiness at the Petoskey News-Review, 319 State St., Petoskey, Mich., 49770, or send an email to email@example.com. Because of the large number of requests, we will publish your listing only twice.
The Women's Resource Center needs volunteers to work at its safe home and Gold Mine Resale Shop. If you are available and would like to give even a few hours per month, contact Jamie Winters at (231) 347-1572.
The Petoskey Friendship Center's loan closet offers a wide variety of gently-used durable medical equipment for those facing surgery, illness, or long-term health conditions. The program is currently in need of wheelchairs, bedside commodes, toilet risers, shower chairs, bath benches, and wheeled walkers. If you would like to donate your clean, well-cared-for items, stop by the Petoskey Center at 1322 Anderson Road. A receipt for your donation will be provided.
The Gold Mine Resale Shop of the Women's Resource Center has two Petoskey locations, 1002 Emmet St. and1878 U.S. 31 North.¿Both stores accept donations of gently used furniture, household items and clothing and are open from 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.¿Volunteers are also needed.¿Call (231) 347-3970 for additional information.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17
BNI-Business Before Breakfast, meets 7-8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Petoskey United Methodist Church. Visitors welcome.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey¿(behind Lowe's). All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Charlevoix Chapter meets for a meal at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Greensky Hill's Susan Hall. Receive an update on 11 present bills dealing with our schools. For more information, call (231) 347-4679.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18
Petoskey Zonta Club meets noon Thursday, Aug. 18, at Stafford's Perry Hotel.
Petoskey No. 1 BNI will meet 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday at Petoskey United Methodist Church. For further information, call (231) 526-6449.
Writer's group meets 6 p.m. Thursday at the Charlevoix Public Library.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets 10 a.m. Thursday at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
Boyne City Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Thursday at Robert's Restaurant in Boyne City.