REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY WITH WMEE
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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 http://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).
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 opportunity 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.
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!
Actor Kirk Cameron LIVE! “Living Room Reset”
Kirk Cameron is a television and film actor and producer, noted recently for his work in the family films SAVING CHRISTMAS and MERCY RULE, the documentaries UNSTOPPABLE and Monumental, and the inspirational film Fireproof. He is also known for his memorable roles on ABC’s Growing Pains, the Left Behind movies, and co-host of The Way of the Master television series. Kirk spends much of his time producing new television and film projects and speaking to people around the country, teaching them how to share their faith and live out a gospel centered marriage and family. The event is on May 18th.
EVENT WEBSITE: https://www.trinitycommunications.org/node/1048
A MERMAID’S TALE
The 2019 Annual Princess Tea Party presents A Mermaid’s Tale! On May 19th at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne join the Princess Tea Party Fort Wayne as they host a fundraiser for Destiny Rescue. The afternoon will include a silent auction, visits from everyone’s favorite princesses and much more. For ticket information please go to mermaidstale.eventbrite.com
KATE’S KART 10TH ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, June 15th at Riverside Gardens in Leo/Cedarville Kate’s Kart will be hosting their 10th annual ice cream social fundraiser. Proceeds of the fundraiser will support the organization’s mission. All activities and performances are free, with donations accepted. For more information please visit KatesKart.org .
“MIGRATIONS” LIVE BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 27TH TO JULY 7TH 2019
The majestic Monarch butterfly is famous for its astonishing annual 5000-mile migration from Mexico to Canada and back. Discover the paths and perils of the Monarch as you “follow” their route in this exhibit. You can also learn about the host and nectar plants we can provide for butterfly welfare along the route, as well as practices that can improve Monarch survival. In addition, you’ll discover other butterflies that migrate and some species that escape the winter cold without leaving home. In the midst of the exhibit you can enjoy a personal encounter with hundreds of non-migratory live tropical butterflies as they fly, feed, and offer an array of color.
The Conservatory’s Tropical and Desert Gardens will also be open during your visit. Public hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Thursday evenings ‘til 8 pm, and Sundays 12-4 pm. Admission prices are $5/adult, $3/child, and free for infants and toddlers age 2 and younger. For more information, call (260) 427-6440 or visit their website at www.botanicalconservatory.org. The “Migrations” butterfly exhibit is sponsored by 97.3 WMEE, ABC21, and the Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT WINE & BEER FESTIVAL
Come enjoy Indiana’s finest wines and craft brews at the Junior Achievement Wine & Beer Festival, Friday July 26, 2019 at Parkview Field. Experience wine and beer samples from your favorite vendors while supporting financial education for area kids. Also, enjoy listening to live music, and bidding on great items in our silent online auction. Tickets range from $35 to $75.
PREMIER HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Premier Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for volunteers who would be willing to assist with office duties, such as calling patients, event preparation and answering phones etc. Volunteers have the opportunity to shadow multiple disciplines such as RN’s, MSW’s, Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinator, Chaplain and office staff. Volunteers may also visit patients to offer them socialization and companionship.
Schedules are flexible even to the most hectic schedule! Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Premier offers a free online training course to prepare volunteers for the Hospice journey as well as continued support along the way! For more information please call 260-782-3333.