Adopt-A-Pantry 2015 will stock up food pantries in Bucks County

Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) will be conducting its third annual Adopt-A-Pantry project, a collaborative, county-wide food drive to benefit the BCOC’s Food and Nutrition Network (FaNN) of more than 30 food pantries. BCOC is asking local businesses, churches, organizations, families and individuals in Bucks and Montgomery counties to collect non-perishable food and hearty produce during the month of May.

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Adult visitor aide volunteers needed at Churchville Nature Center

If you like meeting people, consider joining a group of visitor aides at Churchville Nature Center. Adult volunteers are needed to fill openings as visitor aide on Sunday morning or afternoon. Retired people looking for something to do are welcome. There is training available and you will become part of a great team. It’s an exciting time at the center as a new building addition is in progress.

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Family Service and SEPTA Partner to Prevent Suicide

In February, Audrey J. Tucker, CEO of Family Service Association of Bucks County, joined Scott Sauer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Chief Officer of System Safety, and other participants at the Langhorne train station for the unveiling of new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline signs posted on the platform. The installation of the signs at the Langhorne station marks the completion of this initiative that began in September 2014; the Lifeline number is now posted at all SEPTA locations including rail, trolley and subway stations. The transportation agency began discussing the signs in 2011 after seeing a rise in suicides on its rail system. “Approximately 50% of the fatalities on SEPTA’s rail system each year are ruled suicides,” said Scott. “By placing the Lifeline signs at our stations, we believe that people who might think suicide is their only option will see that help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

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Pennridge Community Center needs ‘Meals On Wheels’ volunteer drivers

Pennridge Community Center is in need of volunteer drivers for delivery of lunchtime meals to people who are unable to get out and about. You’ll get to meet and help many people in need. Please volunteer to fill in when one or more of their other drivers is ill or busy with other unexpected activities!

Pennridge is physically located at the juncture of Routes 152 and 113 in Silverdale, PA. Call and speak with assistant manager, Peggy Lewis, for more information at 215-453-7027. You can also e-mail assistantmanager.pcsc@verizon.net or manager.pcsc@verizon.net to request information.

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Volunteers needed

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you have an engineering background and looking to teach informal robotics education? Bucks County 4-H is looking for volunteers to teach robotics to children at the Northampton Library. The 4-H curriculum and robotics kits are provided to volunteers, with 4-H volunteer training. Children are ages 10-18 years old.

For more information or to volunteer, call 215-345-3283.

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Delaware Canal Clean-Up Day is April 11th

April 11th is Canal Clean-Up Day at the Delaware Canal State Park. The Friends of the Delaware Canal sponsor this annual event to encourage volunteers to clear trash, debris, and brush from the historic waterway and towpath that runs from Easton to Bristol.

Canal Clean-Up Day activities will begin at 9:00am and end at noon. Volunteers will be working all along the Canal’s 58.9-mile length, but help is especially needed in the areas listed below.

Everyone who wants to participate should choose a location, and then contact the Area Coordinator for that section. The Coordinator will provide all the details about the day’s activities.

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Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs’ Recipe for Creating Young Readers

INGREDIENTS:

5-8 elementary school students
1 age-appropriate book per student
1 rug
1 classroom
1 adult volunteer

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Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County

The mission of Habitat Bucks is to Build affordable homes, better lives, stronger families, and safer revitalized communities through partnerships with people and organizations throughout Bucks County.”

Affordable homes – Habitat Bucks uses green building practices and is building Energy Star Rated homes to insure low operating costs for future homeowners. This year, Habitat Bucks is building its 100th home!

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Family Friends

Family Friends is an intergenerational volunteer match program that has been in existence since 1997. The program is designed to serve a need for families who are overwhelmed with the responsibilities of caring for children with special health or physical challenges.

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HOPE

HOPE is a partnership with Kehilat HaNahar, St. Martin of Tours, St. Philips and New Hope Borough. HOPE is a group of caring and concerned members of the New Hope community who are volunteers willing to help others. Everyone could be faced with challenges and crises at some point in our lives. It is HOPE’s goal to share their time, talent and resources for the good of their friends and neighbors.

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