Random Acts of Kindness Club
Let’s find JOY in the journey together. Spreading kindness here at MRC and out in the community. Let’s be the reason someone smiles! For additional information, contact Shannon Thalls at (812) 376-9241 *220.
The Handyman Connection
Retired…..got some time to share? A new community service group, The Handyman Connection, is looking for volunteers willing to lend a hand with “handyman” projects for families and individuals in need in the Columbus Community.
Labor provided by volunteers, materials and parts will be purchased by the home owner. The homeowner must be available to help with the project (in whatever capacity they are able) to encourage “buy-in”.
Expert handyman skills not required, just a passion for helping others. This is a great way for you to share your skills, learn new skills and make new friends.
To learn more contact Ed Niespodziani 379-4073 (home) or 812-552-3343 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Needed to help assemble the newsletter for mailing. This is a great way to get connected and meet new people. Refreshments provided. We begin at 8 am and usually finish at 11 am. Come for an hour or stay the whole morning. We appreciate the help!! Contact Shannon at 376-9241.
Friendly people needed to make someone’s day by delivering a warm meal and a SMILE! Once a week, once a month . . . Or when you are available. Call Dexter for more information: 376-9241.
Happy Helping Hands
Thursday mornings each week at 9:00am in the Arts Room. Make handmade Puppy Pillows and Pal Dolls for hospitalized children. You do not need to know how to sew. Donations of new, cotton blend fabric needed. Leader: Willie Field (812) 525-1533.
Golden K Kiwanis
They meet every Monday from 10:00-11:00am. Serving the children of the world! Changing the world one community and one child at a time. Visitors are welcome. President: Larry Lewis, 812-526-8676.
Shopping Trip to Walmart
The Mill Race Center van takes seniors grocery shopping to Walmart (Eastside) every Thursday morning. Our van driver can assist with carrying groceries. Minimum of 3 passengers required. A donation of $1/passenger is appreciated. To schedule a pick-up, call Mill Race Center (376-9241) the day before.
Medical Transportation is also provided, if schedules permit, thanks to volunteer drivers coordinated by Dexter Fravel, Outreach Coordinator and AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator. Requests should be made by calling Mill Race Center at least 1 week in advance. Contact Roberta Isaacson at (812)376-9241 if you are needing wheel chair transportation.
Do you enjoy working with children and volunteering in a way that will impact their lives for years to come? Book Buddies allows you to work one-on-one with struggling readers in second and third grades. Volunteers spend one hour a week to read with two children. Book Buddies meets four days a week in all twelve public elementary schools in the county. A short one-hour training session is required. Training is taking place now. To sign-up call 812-376-4461 or email email@example.com.
Minds on Math
One hour a week is all it takes to help ignite a passion for math in 4th graders at BCSC. Minds on Math meets after school in the public elementary schools. Mentors and small groups of students problem-solve and complete activities designed to reinforce math concepts. You choose the school and day of the week, Monday-Thursday, that fits your schedule. To sign-up or for more information call 812-378-4759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.