East Side Review bulletin board September 24, 2017


East Side Elders donations

East Side Elders is looking for craft supply donations. They have many groups of volunteers making greeting cards for their senior clients. A craft supply donation can help them brighten a senior’s day. The greatest need right now are stickers - especially ones with fun sayings to include inside or on the front of cards. Stickers from the dollar store or the dollar section of stores work wonderfully. Donations can be dropped at or mailed to: East Side Elders, 463 Maria Suite 201, St. Paul, MN 55106. East Side Elders thanks you for your support.

 

Blood drive

Eastside Community Lutheran Church, 1212 Earl St. in St. Paul, will hold a blood drive on Monday, Oct. 2, from noon to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “Eastside Community Lutheran” to schedule an appointment. If you have questions, contact the church at 651-776-7303.

 

Youth-led mayoral candidate forum

St. Paul youth will have the chance to hear from the St. Paul mayoral candidates about issues that matter to them. The forum will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mt. Airy Boys and Girls Club, 690 Jackson St. Food will be provided at 6 p.m. To RSVP go to tinyurl.com/youthledforum. This event is hosted by Sprockets and Mt. Airy Boys and Girls Club.

 

Free, fresh produce distribution

This harvest season, Neighborhood House is hosting 20 free produce distribution events in four St. Paul neighborhoods. Between June and October up to 280,000 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables and other vital food will be shared with anyone in the community needing food support. Each event is set-up like a free, open-air farmers market and provides an opportunity to bring healthy food into the community. For those needing food, numbers are distributed 30 minutes before each distribution (one number per household). Everyone with a number will get food. Distributions last about an hour and a half or until food is gone. Those receiving food must be a St. Paul resident or Neighborhood House participant. Please bring an ID and bring bags and carts as the produce can be heavy.

Locations and Dates:

• Dayton’s Bluff Elementary   –   262 Bates Ave.

Oct. 10, 2 to 5:30 p.m.

• Wellstone Center Food Market  –  179 Robie St. E.

Sept. 27 & Oct. 11, noon to 3:30 p.m. 

• Francis Basket Food Market  –  1293 Maynard Drive

Oct. 4, noon to 3:30 p.m.

 

For those interested in volunteering contact Vanessa Edwards at 651-789-2524 or via email at vedwards@neighb.org. For more information or questions go to http://neighb.org/ or call 651-789-2500.



 

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