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Wednesday 08/03/2016
A special delivery from mom of twins
Posted: August 03, 2016

After Ivy and Larry Lesser’s twins were born, the babies – Calyn and Charlie – spent some time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Honor Health in Scottsdale. Today the twins are 17 months old and Ivy Lesser has started a project she calls Budding Baskets, where she donates baby clothes to the NICU departments at multiple hospitals across the Valley.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Operation Homefront runs Back-to-School Brigade
Posted: July 27, 2016

Operation Homefront, which helps provide support to military families, is partnering with Dollar Tree stores for Back-to-School Brigade, which provides military families with school supplies. School supplies can be purchased and placed in collection boxes at Dollar Tree stores through Aug. 11.

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
VOSJCC preschool parents help teacher battling West Nile virus
Posted: June 29, 2016

Families at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s preschool are working to help one of the school’s teachers who recently has been diagnosed with West Nile virus.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
New time for Shalom Center parent support group
Posted: June 22, 2016

“Baby and Me Time,” a drop-in support group for parents of babies ages 6 weeks to 12 months hosted by the Shalom Center of Temple Chai, will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the house at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. New parents are invited to share the experiences and responsibilities of parenthood. Babies are welcome. Call 602-971-1234.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Drivers wanted for cancer patients receiving treatment
Posted: June 15, 2016

The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program is looking for volunteers who can help provide transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Many cancer patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford the extra gasoline or don’t have access to public transportation. Some patients may be elderly and unable to drive, too ill to drive or have no family members or friends who are able to provide regular assistance with transportation. Volunteers must be 18 or older, have a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle, proof of automobile insurance and good driving history. They arrange their own schedules and can commit as many or as few hours as their schedule allows. The American Cancer Society provides free training to drivers and conducts criminal background and driving record checks. Volunteer coordinators also are needed and help schedule the requested rides. Call (800) 227-2345, or visit cancer.org.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
Website celebrates volunteers
Posted: May 11, 2016

Celebrate Volunteers has started a new website, celebratevolunteers.com,  that provides an online community for volunteers and those who work with volunteers. The site tells the stories of volunteers and the impact they make. The site’s missions are to inspire leaders to celebrate and honor their volunteers; to recognize volunteers and the positive effect of their service; to motivate people to volunteer and be of service; and to promote organizations and corporations who value volunteerism.  

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
JDC organizes relief efforts in Ecuador, Japan
Posted: April 27, 2016

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is organizing relief efforts in response to a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador that has killed at least 272 people and injured more than 2,500.

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OU sets up relief fund for Houston synagogue
Posted: April 27, 2016

The Orthodox Union has set up a relief fund to help rebuild the United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston (UOS), which was devastated by flood waters for the second time in less than a year.

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