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Single Volunteers - Here Come the Holiday Events Newsletter

From: Single V.
Sent on: Saturday, November 13, 2010 3:22 PM
Hi Single Volunteers!! (all events can be found on

I can't remember when Single Volunteers had more events on our calendar!!! How Great Is That! We all know that volunteering is needed all year long; - and that is surely what we do best - but at this time of year our services are much sought after. I'm proud that organizations come back to us year after year asking for our help. Trust me, they don't ask everyone back for
repeat events! Today I'm listing the volunteer events we have confirmed; we REALLY need
your help. Please check your calendars now and signup early. We don't ask you to do that often but at this time of year it is very important. Single Volunteers doesn't want to be in a position where we aren't providing enough volunteers to support these projects. Has it been a while since you found time for an event? Now is the time! There are much much more details on the website ? check it out! (from Debbie)

Nov 16 ? Dinner Social
Nov 16/17 - Center for Families and Children
Nov 18 - Lend A Hand Food Pantry
Nov 19 - Fundraiser Social
Nov 20th ? Handmade Ornaments Due
Nov 20 - Bowl (and Nov 26 too)
Nov 20th ? Check Writing Campaign Begins
Nov 20 - Jesuit Retreat House Yard Work
Nov 20 - Olmsted Comm. Church ? Pies
Nov 20 - Support The Troops Donations
Nov 21 - Turkey Hunt Food Campaign
Nov 22 - Holiday Ornament Social
Nov 24 - Liverpool Lads Social
Nov 25 - Dinner Social
Nov 27 ? St Augustine Hunger Center
Nov 29 - Regina Health Center Decorating
Dec 1 - Mt Alverna Bingo ? Need POC
Dec 4 - Coats for Kids
Dec 5 - Upside of Downs Holiday Party

Other New Volunteer Events Coming Up: Salvation Army Dec 10, City Mission Dec 17

EVENT DETAILS (more details on

ONE MORE WEEK TO GO: The Strongsville Food Bank sponsors a 'Christmas for Kids' campaign
for needy children in this area. Crossroads Stitchers, sponsored by Just Stitching in
Strongsville , are making quick, easy ORNAMENTS to be placed on Giving Trees around
Strongsville. There is a greater need for gifts this year, so consequently, more ornaments
are needed. Hopefully, some of the crafters in our midst would like to help make ornaments.
More details on website OR contact Sheryl [masked] or [address removed] ) or
Shelly H at Just Stitching [masked]). If you contact Shelly directly, please make sure
to let her know that you are with Single Volunteers. Ornaments need to be turned in by

Sat., Nov. 20.
Tuesday - Nov. 16 - 6:30PM
SOCIAL: Dinner - Buca di Beppo--16677 Southpark Center, Strongsville (Route 82). Hope you
can join me. Why eat alone, when you can eat with your volunteer friends. RSVP Required

Nov 16--11:30am---POC: Jacqueline-- [address removed] or call [masked]-2382.
Tues/Weds - Nov. 16 and 17
VOLUNTEER: A non-profit organization called Center for Families and Children is having a
Charity Poker Festival at the Nautica in the Powerhouse on November 16 and November 17.
Please contact Linda M work[masked] or [address removed] if you are interested.

Thursday - Nov. 18 - 7:00PM to 8:00PM
VOLUNTEER: South Hills Lend-A-Hand - Please join us as we pack bags for distribution at a
local food bank. The facility is located in Building 21, which is one of the Broadview Hts.
Community Center Auxiliary buildings off of Broadview and Oakes Roads. Contact Sheryl at
[address removed] or[masked]-3928.

Friday - Nov. 19 - 5:00PM to 9:00PM
SOCIAL: Fundraiser: P J McIntyre's, 17119 Lorain Ave., Kamms Corners. Angels of the
Avenue is having a fundraiser for benefit of the residents of St Augustine Health Campus.
$25 admission gets you unlimited draft beer or house wine, and heavy appetizers. Includes
music. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (216) 701- 3143. Note: This is
not an official Single Volunteers event, but we thought our members might enjoy hearing
about it and possibly participating or helping out.

Saturday - Nov. 20 - 9:00AM
VOLUNTEER: Jesuit Retreat House . Fall Clean up. We will be raking leaves and general
'light' cleanup . It's a beautiful and tranquill facility. Participants will need to bring
rakes (if they have them) and gloves , not necessary , but recommended . We will meet at 9
am at 5629 State Rd, Parma Ohio 44134 . RSVP to POC is Michael at: [address removed]

Saturday - Nov. 20 - 7:00PM
VOLUNTEER: Olmsted Community Church is looking for some homemade PIES (frozen or
semi-homemade). They are asking people to bake pies to give to the needy families in the
Olmsted Falls area. They are currently serving over 150 families and homemade pies would
make the Thanksgiving dinner very special. Bring all pies to SV Meeting (we'll keep them
in the kitchen; so no one snitches a piece!). Let's thank them for allowing us to use
their wonderful meeting space.

Sunday - Nov. 21 - 1:00PM
VOLUNTEER: Olmsted Community Church is asking for our help (they allow SV to hold their
meetings in this church). Their Turkey Hunt is a community wide food drive for Christians
In Action (CIA). They will be going door to door in the Olmsted Falls - Olmsted Township
area collecting can goods and other non-perishables for Thanksgiving Baskets. They need 4
people to a car and one driver, so if you have trouble walking maybe you would be
interested in driving. We hope to have 2-3 cars and SV Members to fill each car. RSVP by
Nov 18th to POC: Debbie -[masked] or [address removed]

Monday - Nov. 22 - 7:00PM to 8:30PM
SOCIAL: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree - Make an Ornament - A class sponsored by the
Cuyahoga County Public Library (Middleburg Heights branch) to create a beaded holiday item.
Seating is limited so registration is required via under the
"Events+Classes" tab or stop by any library branch get registered. POC: Darlene @
[address removed]

Wednesday - Nov. 24 - 8:30PM
SOCIAL: The Liverpoollads will be at Rivals Sports Grill, 6510 Smith Road - Middleburg
HeightsPOC Jacqueline [masked] [address removed]. I will have made
reservations, so if your calling last minute on Nov 24th, you must call my cell phone. I
will be there at 8:30 pm, I must have RSVP no later than Noon.

Thursday - Nov. 25 - 3:00PM
SOCIAL: Thanksgiving Dinner. No plans for Thanksgiving? No problem! A holiday dinner
for single volunteers, family and friends will be held for a second year. Location is yet
to be determined, but will be centrally located near a highway for easy access. Last year
we went to a Bob Evans, so a similar place will be chosen. Pleas contact Tom at
[address removed] to let me know how many are coming. (Any suggestions, ideas, let me
know.) Final details will be announced one week prior to 11/25/10.

ST AUGUSTINE CHECK WRITING CAMPAIGN: It's that time of year again. The holidays are right
around the corner. As we prepare for the holidays, please take a few minutes to think
about those who are less fortunate than us. SV is continuing it's new holiday tradition
for the second year, asking our members to make a contribution to the Holiday Dinner
fundraising campaign. If you have been blessed, please consider making a monetary donation
to this very worthy cause. The funds will go to work directly in our Cleveland Community.
Any amount that you can spare would be greatly appreciated. Tom Lee will collect donations
at his store. Please make checks to: ST. AUGUSTINE'S HUNGER CENTER and mail checks or
money to: SV/Tom Lee, Funky Monkey Gifts, 4502 Broadview Road, Cleveland, OH 44109. Call
or email Mary Ellen for questions - A single person can make a difference!!

Saturday - Nov. 27 - 9:30AM to 1:00PM
VOLUNTEER: St Augustine Hunger Center 2486 W. 14th Street, Cleveland (Tremont Area) -
Prepare and serve food to the homeless and hungry. Contact Michael at[masked] or
[address removed]

Monday - Nov. 29 - 5:30PM to 7:30PM
VOLUNTEER: Regina Health Center, 5232 Broadview Rd, liked our Halloween decorating so much that we have been invited back to help with a bit of their Christmas trimming! We need
volunteers to assemble and decorate 4 trees for their first event of this year's holiday
season. Regina is a fabulous facility located on 400 acres between Richfield and
Broadview Heights. If you have not been to an event there yet, please come check out this
terrific place. RSVP to POC: Bob S. [masked] [address removed] What a
great way to get in the Christmas spirit ! The more volunteers, the merrier!

Wednesday - Dec. 1 - 7:00PM to 8:30PM ? WE NEED A NEW POC
VOLUNTEER: Mt. Alverna Manor Bingo, 6765 State Road, Parma ? Assist residents to and from
the bingo room and help them play Bingo. Casual dress. Contact Debbie at
[address removed] ?[masked]

Friday - Dec. 10 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM
VOLUNTEER: Calling all bell ringers. Seven Hills and Salvation Army are looking for bell
ringers at their donation kettles. RSVP Required - POC is Debbie: [address removed] or

Saturday - Dec. 4 - 9:00AM to 1:00PM
VOLUNTEER: We have been asked to help the Coats for Kids Campaign again this year. We
won't be on TV again - but we will definately have fun!!! We will be sorting Lots and Lots
- and Lots of coats. Easy project. Warehouse location: 13961 West Parkway, Cleveland
44135. Near Puritas and West 150th - They are located behind the shopping center in an
industrial parkway. Take the road behind McDonalds around to the 2nd drive on the right.
Turn in and go down to the 3rd dock. There is a sign on the door. We need a 'big' group
for this one - please mark your calendar now! RSVP to POC: Debbie: [address removed] -

Sunday - Dec. 5 - 12:300PM to 5:00PM
VOLUNTEER: UPSIDE OF DOWNS HOLIDAY PARTY Beachwood Marriot 26300 Harvard Rd. We have been invited again this year to help with the Upside of Downs holiday party. Those of
us that helped last year can tell you what a great event this is. We need 7 volunteers ?
3 spots are already taken! Please RSVP quickly as we anticipate this event will fill up
fast! POC: Bob S. [address removed] [masked]

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