Time To Give Back

Now that fall is officially underway, you can begin a new season of giving to others. Here are three chances to do that here, plus plenty of others on Page XX (fill in page number).


Role models: Boys and Girls Club leaders need role models simply to interact with youth. Volunteers are welcome to join in a game of pool, help with an art activity, shoot hoops, help with homework and reading, or just sit and talk with members at Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave. in Columbus. Information: Josh Snyder, Americorps volunteer, at 812-372-7867 or joshua@foundationforyouth.com


Food assistance: Columbus’ Love Chapel food pantry reaches more than 4,000 Bartholomew County people each month in getting help with groceries. Pantry leaders need help with truck delivery, food stocking, janitorial, food stocking and sorting, client intake, information and technology and in other areas of the nonprofit outreach. Information: Jane at 812-372-9421 or email volunteer@columbuslovechapel.com


Wheel helpers: Whether you have no idea of how to use a wrench or if you’re a detailed bicycle mechanic, you can make sure the Columbus Bike Co-op keeps rolling along. Organizers need bike mechanic volunteers to help Earn-a-Bike participants build bikes, people to come in to do repairs and also fix up shop bikes. Familiarity with bike components, basic tools and experience tinkering with bikes are all helpful. Organizers would like volunteers to commit to two- to three-hour shifts twice monthly. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday. Information: 812-447-3941 or cheryldwright@gmail.com

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