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VOLUNTEERING


Volunteer for one or more of these projects by: 1) going to WTB’s website www.wtb.org, 2) emailing aokvolunteer@syracusenewtimes.com or 3) coming (on Saturday or Sunday) to a Hub that is linked to the project (see map).


NORTH SIDE PROJECTS (Assisi Hub) (See below for Hub hours)


Beautify Butternut: Join Butternut Style in sprucing up Butternut Street around the Butternut Policing Center. Clean around trees, plant fl ow- ers, repair and repaint signs, paint porches, clean windows, and help Butternut Street shine!


Party on! Housing Visions needs people to help put on a block party for the 600 block of Catherine Street, any time from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, to celebrate the rehab of neighborhood houses.


Paint a mural: The Northside Learning Center wants your help painting a mural on its outside wall and repairing a fence.


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DOWNTOWN PROJECTS (UUMC Hub) ub) nce-post holes and mix and pour concrete.


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ed. Work on Saturday, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and/or tools for clearing and beautifying the land.


Honor our infants: KJ’s Angels Memorial Fund needs your help from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, as they clean up and beautify the common area in Oakwood Cemetery where infants are buried. Also needed are trash bags, rakes, and tools for digging and planting daffodils. Volunteers will gather at the Islamic Society (Mosque), across the street from the cemetery, to share a meal before getting to work.


Try on some new shoes. Visions for Change seeks participants for a simulation to increase awareness of the barriers faced by those living in poverty. Attend a session either Saturday or Sunday from 12:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. Location TBA.


Paint a gym: The CYO on North Salina Street needs your help, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, painting gymnasium walls and resurfacing fl oors. Pump it up!


EAST SIDE PROJECTS (Sunnycrest Hub)


Build a labyrinth: Jowonio School needs your help in constructing a children’s labyrinth and sprucing up the school’s outdoor spaces. Bring work gloves and shovels.


Dig in! Sunnycrest Park wants to send lots of volunteers into our city parks to clean up and plant trees.


WEST SIDE PROJECTS (St. Lucy’s Hub)


Tell a tale. La Casita Cultural Center needs volunteer storytellers to join in a storytelling event. Your stories can told in English, Spanish, signing or painting.


Landscape a center! Brady Faith Center needs help creating simple,


lovely landscaping on its grounds.


Prep a building: Huntington Family Centers, which assists families in need, needs your help cleaning out a recently purchased building.


Set up and take down a puppet show: Imagining America needs


help setting up a large-scale street show in Armory Square at 1 p.m.


on Saturday and taking it down at 5 p.m.


Sign up for the following two events at aokvolunteer@syracusenew times.com:


Harvest fest: Beaver Lake Nature Center needs young people to work at its annual Golden Harvest Festival, Sept. 11-12.


Help veterans build a garden: Vet Farms of Baldwinsville needs you to help develop a vegetable garden for people in need. Also needed are building and gardening materials and the temporary use of a tractor.


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a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: ACTS, row disorders, community se, free legal advice, “Hugs at emia, organ donation.


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Brief 9/11 Memorial Ceremony—9 a.m. Saturday Blood pressure checks—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Crafts for kids—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Free “yard sale”—9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday HIV/AIDS screening—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday NIA (dance)—3-4 p.m. Saturday Relaxation activity—11 a.m.-noon Saturday Storytelling & drawing—2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday


MARY NELSON’S YOUTH CENTER 2849 S. Salina St.


(Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday)


Activities at Mary Nelson’s Hub: Volunteers begin signing in and getting sent to their projects— 9 a.m. Saturday & Sunday


Brief 9/11 Memorial Ceremony—9 a.m. Saturday Community gardens tour—1-2 p.m. Saturday (Note: The van leaves promptly at the start time. It holds a maximum of 15 people, so we recommend that you sign up in advance at the Hub.) Crafts for kids—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Golf—noon-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday NIA (dance)—1-2 p.m. Sunday


Origami, guitar music & singing—2-4 p.m. Saturday Poetry with humor (for kids & adults)—noon-1 p.m. Saturday


Relaxation activity—12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday Storytelling & drawing—2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday


RAHMA FREE HEALTH CLINIC: GRAND OPENING 3100 S. Salina St.


(Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday) Activities at Rahma Clinic:


Brief 9/11 Memorial Ceremony—11 a.m. Saturday Blood pressure checks—11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Health screenings—11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Henna painting—11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Relaxation activity—12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday


WEST SIDE HUB


ST. LUCY’S CHURCH 432 Gifford St.


(Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; the Food Pantry will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday to collect food & organize volunteers.) Information tables are open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday: ACTS, Alzheimer’s disease, bone marrow disorders, community respite, domestic & sexual abuse, free legal advice, “Hugs at the Hub,” kidney disease, leukemia, library card applications, organ donation, workforce development.


Activities at St. Lucy’s Hub: Volunteers begin signing in and getting sent to their projects— 9 a.m. Saturday & Sunday


Brief 9/11 Memorial Ceremony—9 a.m. Saturday Bike clinic & repair—11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Blood pressure checks—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Community gardens tour—11 a.m.-noon Saturday (Note: The van leaves promptly at the start time. It holds a maximum of 15 people, so we recommend that you sign up in advance at the Hub.) Crafts for kids—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Drumming—9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at SL Dynamic exercises for the mind and body (teens and adults)—10-11 a.m. Saturday Hip-hop dancing—noon-1 p.m. Saturday Interactive youth theater—1-2 p.m. Saturday Making friendship bracelets—9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday NIA (dance)—1-2 p.m. Saturday Opera singer—10:30-11 a.m. Saturday Painting a mural in the Food Pantry—9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Relaxation activity—2-3 p.m. Saturday Singing—12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday Storytelling & writing cards to the military—10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday


Zumba (Latin music/exercise/dance)—noon-1 p.m. Saturday Print media sponsor:NewTmes SYRACUSE WWW.SYRACUSENEWTIMES.COM WWW.SYRACUSENEWTIMES.COM


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