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Marathon County volunteer opportunities: Week of Feb. 4

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Food delivery for elderly neighbors. Faith in Action is looking for volunteers to pick up food items from The Neighbors’ Place in Wausau and make deliveries to elderly neighbors in the area. Deliveries are on Wednesdays every two weeks in the morning. Contact Jamie at 715-848-8783.

Help in a variety of ways.  The Open Door of Marathon County meets needs of people leaving incarceration. Caring volunteers provide assistance with clothing, housing / job searches and Foodshare. Times available: 5 a.m.-Noon Monday through Friday and 5 a.m.-10 a.m. on weekends. Contact Sarah, Christina or Anne at 715-848-4044 or opendoor319@gmail.com.

Career Closet outfitter. United Way’s Emerging Leaders is looking for people who like to put together outfits and help others choose no-cost items for their interview or the first weeks on the new job. Sorting acceptable intake is also needed. Available times: Tue. 3-5 p.m., Wed. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or Thurs. noon–2 p.m. at the United Way office, 705 S. 24th Ave., Suite 440. Contact Sarah at 715-298-5712 or stifft@unitedwaymc.org.

Event planner extraordinaire. McLit is looking for help with annual event planning. Someone who has experience with planning and cares about bridging the language barriers between schools and families can contact Connie at 715-679-6170 or mclitofwausau@gmail.com.

Comfort at end of life. Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services values people who can visit and support people at the end of life’s journey. For more information, contact Tasha at 715-847-2705 or tasha.stencil@aspirus.org.

In-kind donated items needed

Plastic shopping bags needed for food pantry. Instead of throwing your plastic shopping bags away, donate them to The Neighbors’ Place food pantry. Drop off at 745 Scott St., Wausau, or contact Mallory at 715-845-1966.

Child safety items. Baby gates, outlet covers and other items to keep little ones free from harm, are appreciated by the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Family Resource Center. Any donations are given to families in need of these items. Contact Nicole at 715-843-1863 or NTank@chw.org.

Foot/hand warmers and hats/gloves. The Catholic Charities Warming Center needs foot/hand warmers for guests during the cold winter days. Hats and gloves are also accepted. Contact Tracy at 608-519-8069 or trieger@cclse.org.

Source: United Way of Marathon County

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