Time to give back

February is a month to show love. And who has more heart for this community than area nonprofits needing your help? You can demonstrate your sweetness by lending a hand with any of these tasks — or those listed inside on Page B4.


Clearing the way: So this has been a kinder, gentler winter thus far. But the Pregnancy Care Centers of South Central Indiana still could use a crew of volunteers to clear its parking lot of snow and ice to allow clients to come to the facility safely. The office at Seventh and Smith streets opens at 11 a.m. at the earliest on some days, but staff will come to work most days by 8 a.m. Information: 812-378-4114 or email christys@affirminglifeonline.org.


Caring for kids: Turning Point Domestic Violence Services needs people willing to give 90 minutes or more per week for child care for clients’ youngsters. You can partner with another adult volunteer in playing, reading, doing arts and crafts with children while a parent time to work on goal-related activities. Volunteers also always are needed for office help, from copying to filing. Information: Anne Courtney, 812-379-9844, ext. 107, or annecourtney@turningpointdv.org.


Mint to be leaders: Girl Scouts of Central Indiana’s cookie sales provide girls with opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial skills, which relate to leadership. Volunteers are needed now through March for about three to four hours per week with cookie cupboard activities to help girls reach their goals. Hours can be structured to fit the busiest schedules, according to organizers. Information: Brenda Blackwood at bblackwood@girlscoutsindiana.org.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.