CAPE ANN ANIMAL AID: Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane., a no-kill, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding appropriate placement for adoptable animals, seeks donations of cleaning and office supplies, animal toys and treats, collars and leashes. CAAA also seeks volunteers to help care for the shelter dogs and cats and to help with special fundraising events. All volunteers must attend an orientation before starting. Visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com or call 978-283-6055.
CAPT. JENNIFER J. HARRIS, USMC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Capt. Jennifer J. Harris, a native of Swampscott, graduated from Swampscott High School in 1996 and from the United States Naval Academy in 2000. She was the first female helicopter pilot assigned to the famed Marine Corps squadron HMM-364 “Purple Foxes,” served three tours of duty in Iraq flying casualty evacuation missions, and was killed in action on Feb. 7, 2007 when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down. An educational trust continues Captain Harris’s legacy of serving others and offers scholarship opportunities for Gloucester and other North Shore communities. JROTC Scholarship: $500 to be awarded to one North Shore JROTC student, to support college or military expenses. Returning Veterans: $500 to be awarded to one North Shore veteran to support college expenses. For information, eligibility requirements and applications, www.jjharrisscholarship.com. Contributions may be sent to the Captain Jennifer J. Harris, USMC Memorial Scholarship Fund, Eastern Bank, 405 Paradise Road, Swampscott, MA 01907 or online at www.jjharrisscholarship.com.
CAPT. HARRY “PINT” JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship in memory of Capt. Harry “Pint” Johnson is available to graduating seniors from Cape Ann who will be entering a trade school, maritime arts school or the emergency services field. Send contributions to Speedwell Engine Co. 2, c/o Phil Tanson, 15 Prospect St. Rockport, MA 01966.
JOHN W. ORLANDO SCHOLARSHIP: Johnny Orlando was a teacher, mentor and friend to countless students during his many years as a carpentry teacher at Gloucester High School’s vocational school. A native of Gloucester, Orlando was a fixture around town, especially on the Boulevard where no one passed by without a greeting or kind word. A $500 scholarship in Orlando’s name will be awarded to a graduating senior accepted at a college of higher education or an accredited technical school. Tax-deductible donations in his memory may be sent to: John W. Orlando Scholarship Fund, C/O Gloucester Scholarship Foundation, Cape Ann Savings Bank, 109 Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930.