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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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  • Volunteers Needed for Family Support Center's Homeless Shelter:

    The Family Support Center is looking for compassionate and energetic volunteers to help at Pear Blossom Place, their 24-hour family shelter in Olympia. They have a wide variety of shifts and needs to fill, including evenings and weekends. Training provided and children are welcome to volunteer alongside their parents. Their needs are expected to grow as the colder months approach; join their amazing team now! For more information, contact Katherine at katherinec@fscss.org or 360-628-7343 ext 1


    Volunteers needed now!
    Downtown Olympia
    360-628-7343 ext 1 www.fscss.org

  • Coat Drive at Tumwater Auto Spa:

    Donate any new or gently used clean coat to the Little Red Schoolhouse and get $2 off a car wash of your choice! Needy youth in Thurston Country will benefit from your gift - last year, over 3,000 students received coats and school supplies from the organization. Friday, November 14th to Sunday, December 14th. See the website for details: www.redschool.org


    Friday, November 14th to Friday, December 14th
    Tumwater Auto Spa, 6040 Capital Blvd,, Tumwater
    dhardcastle62@gmail.com www.redschool.org

  • Get a Heat Pump, Receive an State Ecology Grant:

    Get a heat pump or clean burning natural gas appliance and qualify for funding through the Washington Department of Ecology! Thurston County residents can replace pre-1995 certified wood stoves and more and receive from $1,200 to $1,800 toward purchase. Funds are available first-come, first-served. Through Wednesday, December 17th (or sooner, if funds are expended). Call the Olympia Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) at 360-539-7610 or visit www.ORCCA.org for more information.


    Through Wednesday, December 17th
    Thurston County
    360-539-7610 www.ORCAA.org

  • Lewis County "Shop With a Cop" Program:

    Lewis County residents are encouraged to nominate children they feel would benefit from the "Shop With a Cop" program. On December 18th, deputies will take children Christmas shopping, many of whom are in need of a positive relationship with law enforcement as well as financial assistance. Applications available from the website; deadline is Friday, November 28th. See the United Way website for an application: www.lewiscountyuw.com. Call 360-748-8100 for more information.


    Application deadline: Friday, November 28th
    Lewis County United Way
    360-748-8100 www.lewiscountyuw.com

  • FREE! Free & Confidential Services for Victims of Crime:

    If you or someone you know has been a victim of crime the Crime Victims Advocacy Network wants to help you. Victim Advocates provide crime victims with support, referrals, and advocacy in a compassionate, proactive, and empowering manner. CVAN offers information and referrals for victims of identity theft, assault, robbery, vehicular assault, survivors of homicide, residential burglary, theft, DUI injuries, hate crimes, and vulnerable-adult abuse. All services are free and confidential. Call CVAN toll-free 24 hours a day or see their website. Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2 Rm 258. CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826
    garciac@co.thurston.wa.us
    www.cvan11.org

    Serving Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Pacific counties.



    Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2, Room 258
    CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826

  • PSE Recycling Donation Program to Benefit Food Lifeline:

    Help feed hungry Northwest families by donating your old fridge or freezer for a $25 rebate. Decide to donate that rebate and Puget Sound Energy will match your contribution to raise $50 for Food Lifeline. Your appliance donation can provide 200 meals for those less fortunate! Offer ends Monday, December 15th. Puget Sound Energy, 2711 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia. Call 1-877-309-4754 to schedule an appliance pickup or visit www.pse.com/recycle


    Offer ends December 15th
    Puget Sound Energy, 2711 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia
    1-877-309-4754 www.pse/recycle

  • REGISTER NOW! 5K Reindeer Run & 1-Mile Candy Cane Run:

    Register online for the certified 5K "Reindeer Run" and a 1-Mile Candy Cane Run! Awards and refreshments after the race - there's also a costume contest, all at the Hands On Children's Museum. Sunday, December 7th, 9am (registration at 7:30am). Register online at www.crimebusters.org or www.active.com. In-store registration at South Sound Running, 3405 Capitol Blvd., Olympia. For more information, call 360-701-4519.


    Sunday, December 7th, 9am (registration at 7:30am)
    Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia
    360-701-4519 www.crimebusters.org www.active.com

  • Office Volunteer Needed:

    Kokua, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting, encouraging and empowering individuals with disabilities to lead full and meaningful lives, seeks a part-time office assistant for several hours a week. Hours are extremely flexible. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, pass a state background check and a thorough screening and training process.  Contact Kokua at 705-4665, extension 102.


    Call weekdays 8am-5pm for details
    Kokua Services, 1226 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey
    705-4665 X 102 www.kokuaservices.com www.facebook.com/kokuaservices

  • Olympia Downtown Ambassadors:

    OLYMPIA DOWNTOWN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM!

    The goal of the Downtown Ambassador Program is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all downtown users.  The program is part of the City’s Downtown Project that aims to revitalize downtown Olympia.

    If you need assistance the Ambassadors can be reached at: 360-570-3900.

     

    Downtown Ambassadors provide customer service to all visitors of downtown by giving directions, assisting shoppers with bags and parking meters, referring people to social services, and answering any questions related to downtown.

     

    Downtown Ambassador Duties (T/W/Th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; F/Sat, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

    • ·         Create a safe and welcoming environment in Downtown Olympia
    • ·         Assist downtown users with directions
    • ·         Assist downtown users with parking meters
    • ·         Act as an information source for events and programs in the downtown area
    • ·         Provide referrals to social services
    • ·         All-around customer service

    Clean Team Duties (Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

    • ·         Sweep sidewalks in the downtown core
    • ·         Minor graffiti abatement
    • ·         Clean overflowing trash cans
    • ·         Customer service for users of downtown

    If you need assistance the Ambassadors can be reached at: 360-570-3900.

     

    Rob Richards, Program Manager: 

    City of Olympia Staff Contact:



    Downtown Olympia
    570-3900