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Opportunities to Help

Looking for a service project? Or a simple way to reach out to the community? Here are a couple of upcoming ways to help:

SERVE is looking at empty shelves. The emergency food pantry in Stafford needs food to give to those in need.

Food donations may be dropped off at 15 Upton Lane, across from the Stafford Courthouse, Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 1–4:30 p.m.

Financial donations may be mailed to: SERVE Inc., Box 1357 Stafford, Va. 22555.

To volunteer with SERVE , call 540/288-9603.

Rappahannock Community Services Board needs shoes for participants in its early intervention program.

A physical therapist  is looking for leather moccasins for infants and toddlers requiring foot braces. The braces are made of plastic and cause the children to slip when trying to walk. Traditional, hard-sole shoes are too big and clunky for these children. Soft leather moccasins, like the Robeez brand by Stride Rite and Ministar brand at Target, work perfectly. Sizes 18-24 months are needed (new or used). Many of the families are unable to purchase these shoes on their own.

If you have any of these type of shoes to donate, please:

  • mail to RACSB, attn: PE-ID, 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • drop off at any RACSB clinic

o   Caroline County Clinic: 19254 Rogers Clark Blvd., Ruther Glen (across from high school)

o   Fredericksburg Clinic: 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg

o   King George County Clinic: 8479 St. Anthony’s Rd., King George

o   Spotsylvania County Clinic: 7424 Brock Rd., Spotsylvania (next to Post Office)

o   Stafford County Clinic: 15 Hope Rd., Stafford

Micah Ecumenical Ministries needs volunteers to provide dinner to recovering homeless patients. Volunteers can bring, cook and serve dinner at the ministry’s respite home. To volunteer, call call 540/479-8302.