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January 1, 2013

WORTHY CAUSES

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.

CAROLYN O’CONNOR SCHOLARSHIP: The Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship has been established by the Cape Ann Chamber Businesswomen. The $1,000 scholarship, named in honor of the group’s first chairwoman, will be awarded annually to a Cape Ann woman looking to change careers or re-enter the work force. Each applicant must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be a legal resident, and be accepted into an accredited college, university or job training program. Applications are available at the chamber office or by calling 978-283-1601. Contributions, made payable to Businesswomen’s Scholarship Fund, may be sent to Chamber Businesswomen’s Division, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, 33 Commercial St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

NURSING HOME VOLUNTEERS: SeniorCare seeks volunteers who want to make a difference. Volunteers must be willing to spend 10 hours per month advocating for patients or residents as they live their lives with dignity and respect at a nursing facility or rehabilitation center. Volunteers will also work with the residents and staff to resolve concerns about residents’ rights and quality of life and care. A one year commitment is necessary after a local three-day training class. To schedule an interview, call SeniorCare at 1-866-927-1050 (toll free) or 978-281-1750, Ext. 336. To learn more, visit: www.seniorcareinc.org.

WELLSPRING HOUSE: Wellspring House is looking for volunteers for its ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and ALI (Adult Learning Initiative) programs. Call 978-281-3558.

SCHOONER ADVENTURE: The schooner Adventure needs volunteers for office support, exhibit development, event organization, photography, public relations and the ship’s store. The Gloucester Adventure Inc., a nonprofit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, educational programs, events and fundraising. Visit www.schooner-adventure.org. Send donations to the Gloucester Adventure Inc., P.O. Box 1306, Gloucester, MA 01931. Contact Joanne Souza at 978-281-8079 or jsouza@schooner-adventure.org.

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