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October 24, 2012

WORTHY CAUSES

RAYMOND R. ANDERTON SCHOLARSHIP:

The Raymond R. Anderton Scholarship Fund has been established by family and friends to honor his life. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving Gloucester High School senior who has been accepted at an accredited school of continued learning. The recipient must demonstrate a commitment to community service and social change through activities, school-sponsored and otherwise. Applicants should possess a strong character, unique interests and an eagerness to “think outside the box.” Scholarship applications may be picked up at the Gloucester High School guidance office. To make a contribution, send a check payable to the Raymond R. Anderton Scholarship Fund, c/o Cape Ann Savings Bank, 109 Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

North Shore Elder Services, 152 Sylvan St., Danvers, seeks volunteers willing to make a difference in the life of an elder by joining its Money Management Program, Ombudsman Program or At Your Side Medical Advocates Program. Contact Amy Bens at 978-624-2288, Gene Doughty at 978-624-2288, or visit www.nselder.org.

DAVID L. BENJAMIN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP:

Donations are being accepted for the David L. Benjamin Music Scholarship. The $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Gloucester High School senior who is active in the instrumental or vocal music programs at Gloucester High School. Checks may be sent to: David L. Benjamin Music Scholarship, c/o Maureen Klopotoski, 169R Magnolia Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930.

DRIVERS NEEDED:

SeniorCare Inc. seeks volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in East Gloucester on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. Call 978-281-1750.

KESTREL EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURES:

Kestrel Educational Adventures, a nonprofit organization, brings hands-on science education to schools in Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, Beverly and Salem. Entering its sixth year, Kestrel is launching its first fundraising and membership campaign which will support programs such as Forest Connections and Ponds in the Classroom, as well as the Animal Care and Conservation Afterschool Clubs. Kestrel focuses on bringing students out to explore local wild lands and bringing live animals into the classroom. Follow-up materials are provided for teachers and students to encourage the continued exploration of nature. Kestrel is looking for volunteers to join its board of directors or assist with many projects throughout the year. Visit www.kestreleducation.org or call 978-633-7100.

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