AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement.
When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.
For more information regarding relay for life visit www.relayforlife.org.
PURPLE IRIS FOUNDATION
Plant Hope for Pancreatic Cancer. Follow Purple Iris Foundation on facebook and twitter. For more information on how to get involved in the community and beyond call 1 855-259-4747 (IRIS). Or visit their website at purpleirisfoundation.com.
YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA
Join the YWCA as they take a Stand Against Racism! Learn how to become a participating site or sponsor by visiting the website www.standagainstracism.org/become_participating_site.
FORT WAYNE PET FOOD PANTRY
The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is at a critical level of dry dog and cat food. For donating to the pantry call 260-478-4851. Check them out on Facebook or online at fwpetfoodpantry.com.
ADULT LIFE TRAINING, INC.
FREE recycling for businesses and individuals who bring their unwanted electronics to the ALC Campus at 3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 for secure recycling. Advance pickup at your business is available: call John Nash at 260.432.0014 x128 for details.
FREE HOME HEALTH SAFETY CHECK- ALLEN COUNTY
Home Instead Senior Care of Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors Get a free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program. To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 260-485-2424.
HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL
Experience a day in the life of a graduate counseling student, take advantage of the QA opportunities with current students and faculty, tour the Lifespring Counseling Center, and enjoy dinner on us. Come when you can or stay all day! Find all the details at
MATCHINGDONORS.COM- DONATE ITEMS TODAY!!!
Matching donors.com helps people register to be a donor for someone in need of an organ. They also provide the oppportunity to donate your vehicles, boats and more to those in need. Just in the US alone 19 people die each day waiting for an organ donor transplant. Sign up today to be apart of the donor list for the possibility of receiving a new organ. Become a donor today to help save the lives of people all around the United States. Be apart of a better future for those in need. Go to matchingdonors.com to become a donor today.
AMATEUR GRILLERS/TEAMS WANTED!
On September 6th any and all Amateur grillers/teams are wanted! Do you have the ultimate recipe? We supply the meat & you supply the flavor! Baked goods & sides contest too! No entry fee. All food prepared is sold so follow up the contest with dinner. See fwbbq.com or contact Denny @ email@example.com.
LUPUS FOUNDATION: COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING EVENT
Come out and help support the lupus foundation in finding a cure to this destructive disease. The event is September 13, 2014 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at Hier’s Park, Huntington, IN. There will be lunch from 11-12:30 pm and last minute raffle sales and bids until 1:00 pm. Look for them on Facebook for updates on prizes at https://www.facebook.com/Lupulicious.
IN MEMORY OF JON- FUNDRAISER HELD AT PIN-UP CURLS
On Saturday Pin-Up Curls will be having a fundraiser to raise money for the Livestrong Organization. The fundraiser is in memory of Jon Jubilee. The event is on September 13th from 11am to 3pm at Pin-Up Curls in Fort Wayne, IN. The event will have Carnival Style Games, Food, Face Painting and more! The event will go from 11am to 3pm. All proceeds will benefit Livestrong!
ASI AUTISM ACCEPTANCE WALK
On Sunday, September 28th the Fort Wayne community has a chance to spread the word about Autism. There is a walk/run to raise awareness about Autism and how to cope with it in ones life. This is a chance for the community to enjoy a nice walk and learning more about ASI and Autism. Donations are greatly appreciated. To register please go to www.inautism.org. For more information please call 260-226-2176.
DOGGONE BEST CHILI CHALLENGE- LUCKY HARLEY DAVIDSON
On September 27, 2014 at Lucky Harley Davidson the annual Doggone Best Chili Cookoff Challenge will be under way. The Public Tasting time is from noon to 3:00pm and the cost is $5.00 for adults and children under ten are free. The chili cook-off to benefit the Allen County SPCA. Lots of mouth-watering chili ranging from mild to wild! Join us for an afternoon of good family fun, awesome adoptable pets, and GREAT CHILI! For more information visit the website at www.doggonebestchili.org.
THE HAPPY DASH- OCTOBER 2104
Bring It-Push It-Own It & Sud’n Impact Gym brings to you Fort Wayne’s 1st obstacle run!! The happy dash will have obstacles, challenges and silliness; this will be a great time for all, and a way to give back to your community while having an amazing challenging, fun experience with family, friends or come out and make new friends!
The event is on October 11th from 9am to noon and the location is at Happy Dash Fort Recovery Road 12535 Lima Rd Fort Wayne. Please go to Eventbrite to Register Online and search Happy Dash.
SAVE THE DATE: CADETS IN CADENCE-BUILDING BRIDGES, CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
On Friday November 7th and Saturday November 8th the Concordia Lutheran High School Cadets will be hosting a fundraiser dinner/auction. The auction preview will be on Friday November 7th and the fundraiser dinner auction will be Saturday, November 8th. For more information please call 260-483-1102.
BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR PROGRAM-2014
This season, holiday shoppers in Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with Adult Protective Services, Homebound Meals, Aging and In-home services, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. This can be a difficult time for many, especially those who live alone or have lost spouses and loved ones.
An estimated 27 percent of people 65 and older (10.8 million people) are widowed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Further, the Administration on Aging reports about 28 percent (11.8 million) non-institutionalized people 65 and older live alone.
Walgreens retailers participating in Be a Santa to a Senior will display Christmas trees from Nov. 2 to Dec. 13 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick an ornament from these trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached.
Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be located at Fort Wayne area Walgreens locations. The local Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers from its staff, senior-care business associates, non-profit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.
“Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, positive influence on our lives,” said Jim Sullivan, owner at the local Home Instead Senior Care office. “During this season of giving, we encourage shoppers to buy a little extra to say thank you to these community members.”
For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 260-485-2424.