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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement.

When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.

For more information regarding relay for life visit www.relayforlife.org.

PURPLE IRIS FOUNDATION

Plant Hope for Pancreatic Cancer. Follow Purple Iris Foundation on facebook and twitter. For more information on how to get involved in the community and beyond call 1 855-259-4747 (IRIS). Or visit their website at purpleirisfoundation.com.

FORT WAYNE PET FOOD PANTRY

The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is at a critical level of dry dog and cat food. For donating to the pantry call 260-478-4851. Check them out on Facebook or online at fwpetfoodpantry.com.

ADULT LIFE TRAINING, INC.

FREE recycling for businesses and individuals who bring their unwanted electronics to the ALC Campus at 3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 for secure recycling. Advance pickup at your business is available: Call John Nash at 260.432.0014 x128 for details.

FREE HOME HEALTH SAFETY CHECK- ALLEN COUNTY

Home Instead Senior Care of Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors Get a free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program. To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 260-485-2424.

MATCHINGDONORS.COM- DONATE ITEMS TODAY!!!

Matching donors.com helps people register to be a donor for someone in need of an organ. They also provide the oppportunity to donate your vehicles, boats and more to those in need. Just in the US alone 19 people die each day waiting for an organ donor transplant. Sign up today to be apart of the donor list for the possibility of receiving a new organ. Become a donor today to help save the lives of people all around the United States. Be apart of a better future for those in need. Go to matchingdonors.com to become a donor today.

SAVING A LIFE ONE KIDNEY AT A TIME

Did you know that 10% of Americans have some type of Chronic Kidney Disease? Michelle from Marry Me In Fort Wayne is in the 10% that is affected by end stage renal failure, a form of Chronic Kidney Disease. Have you ever thought about donating to save the life of someone you know or even someone you don't know?

This could be your time because Michelle and her family are asking the local community to consider donating a kidney to have her life. The donor must be blood type B or type O and within the ages of 18 to 765. As a donor you will not have to pay for anything. Michelle is a loving wife and a mother to three courageous daughters.

To see if you are a donor match please call 260-435-6211 or go to marrymeinfortwayne.com. One phone call and test could change Michelle's life forever.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Imagine a world in which every child stayed in school; graduated from college; got a job; reached his or her potential. Think of how amazing that would be! Right now, there are over 500 kids waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Of those 500 kids waiting, 70% are boys. You have the opportunity to change a child's life for the better, forever. Donate. Volunteer. Start something BIG today with Big Brothers Big Sisters! Take the first step with Bowl for Kids' Sake! IT's a fun and easy way for you and your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you care about kids and can spare a few hours to have fun with your friends, then Bowl for Kids' Sake is for you!

COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER TO ASSIST LAURA SIEBOLD

Individuals in the community of Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas are coming together to assist Laura Siebold with her living and medical expenses. Back in October 2015 Laura and her husband were on a motorcycle ride in sunny Florida when suddenly they were hit by a vehicle traveling well above the speed limit. Sadly Laura's husband did not make it but Laura did. There are still multiple procedures and physical therapy that Laura must go through to be able to start doing the day to day tasks again. Currently there is a gofundme in place to help raise money for Laura's medical and living expenses. Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/436a54hh to donate today. Help make a difference during this time of need for Laura and show that she has community support.

AN EVENING OF NOSTALGIA: A TRIBUTE TO SIR ELTON JOHN AND PRINCE

Come join the Voices of Unity, directed by Marshall White, as they perform, An Evening of Nostalgia: A Tribute to Sir Elton John and Prince, sponsored by Unity Performing Arts Foundation and Parkview Health on Saturday, June 24, 2017, starting at 5:00 pm. Visit http://nostalgiaconcert.com/ for tickets or call the UNITY office at 260-481-6719.

Event LocationIPFW Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Ticket Prices: $16/adults, $11/seniors & students, $6/children 12 and under.  

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - 200TH BUILD EVENT JUNE 2017

Join Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne CEO Justin Berger for a special event – the building of Habitat’s 200th home for a hardworking family. The event is on June 29th from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Share in their celebration of the 200 hardworking friends and neighbors who own Habitat homes throughout the community. Join Habitat For Humanity for the free public celebration and watch this milestone home get constructed on I&M Plaza before being moved to its final location.

ARTLINK'S 39TH ANNUAL MEMBERS' SHOWCASE 

Artlink is pleased to present the 39th Annual Members' Showcase and new works by Jeremy Stroup. Join ArtLink for the opening reception on Friday, June 30th from 6:00-9:00pm. Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, And Spirits will have a cash bar on site. Jeremy Stroup’s artwork absorbs information and aesthetics from all across art history, rearranging them into a modern context. His interest in a variety of subjects borrows symbols from their original context and rearranges them with others, attempting to honor both tradition and contemporary culture. For more information about the event please call 1-260-424-7195.

CAREER CAFE AT HARRISON COLLEGE - FT. WAYNE

On Monday July 10th, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT at Harrison College - Fort Wayne ,6413 North Clinton Street, the annual Career Cafe will take place. For more information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/career-cafe-at-harrison-college-ft-wayne-tickets-34918801074 . 

HERITAGE HELPING HANDS: CRAZY PINZ FUN & FUNDRAISER!

Heritage Parts, a leading provider of parts for commercial kitchen equipment, is partnering with Crazy Pinz of Fort Wayne to host a charity fundraiser to benefit the Allen County SPCA, Charis House, and Turnstone.

The Heritage Helping Hands event will take place on Sunday, July 23rd from 12 noon to 10pm at Crazy Pinz on 1414 Northland Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN.

Visitors can purchase a wristband that will allow hours of unlimited access to bowling, laser tag, mini-golf, ball-o-city and bumper cars! Wristbands can be purchased in hourly increments: 1 hour for $10, 2 hours for $15, and 3 hours for $19. The proceeds from each wristband purchased on 7/23/17 will benefit all three local charities!

ART IN THE ALLY - COLUMBIA CITY

Every 2nd Saturday starting in June through October from 9 AM - 2PM in Down Town Columbia City Art In The Ally will be taking place. Individuals attending will be able to find something special with fresh decor and style. Their will be items that are very unique and something for everyone. There will be a great selection of items for purchase and something for everyone's style! There will be live music, kid activities, handmade vendors, goodies & more! For more information please contact:  Nataliespain1@aol.com. 

 JACKSON R. LEHMAN FAMILY YMCA - JOB FAIR 2017

The Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA is seeking outgoing, community-minded people to fill over 100 part-time positions at this new YMCA which will open in June. Available positions include: Member Service (front desk), Wellness Assistants (fitness desk monitor), Managers on Duty (buildings supervisors), Childwatch (in-house childcare),  Aqua Aerobics Instructors, Swim Lesson Instructors, Wellness Coaches (equipment orientations and goal setting with members), Lifeguards, Group Exercise Instructors, Maintenance/Custodial, Member Enrollment Specialists and Personal Trainers. Please bring your resume and apply in-person. Initial interviews will be done on-site. For more information please visit:  https://fwymca.org . 

  
 
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