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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT UNITED WAY CENTER

Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects listed at Utah County's United Way Volunteer Center.

"The projects are great for clubs, groups of employees, church groups and youth groups," said director Lile Lavaki.Projects include:

- Collecting items for and putting together new baby kits. The kits include bottles, pacifiers, diaper pins, diapers, plastic pants, wet wipes and a toy.

- Making flannel boards and flannel board figures for children staying with their mothers in the battered women's shelter or for the handicapped children at the early intervention preschool. Materials should be provided by each group of volunteers.

- Cleaning the Crisis Nursery on a monthly basis. Windows need to be washed, and the furniture and carpet need to be cleaned. It is best if volunteers can provide the cleaning supplies.

- Helping the U.S. Forest Service plant trees and shrubs in Spanish Fork Canyon.

- Putting together activity kits for children at the 24-hour crisis nursery. The kits include coloring books, crayons, arts and craft projects.

- Building changing tables that can fold into the wall. Child-proof cabinets are also needed to store diapers and child-care products.

- Providing friendship, love and companionship to handicapped individuals that have no families nearby.

- Providing materials and labor to install a sprinkler system at the Alpine House.

- Forming a traveling "cleanup crew" and washing windows at many non-profit agencies in one day. Or, washing vans that are used to transport handicapped individuals (if weather permits).

- Teaching a class on makeup application to a group of mentally challenged women. It is best if one-on-one instruction and makeup samples can be provided.

- Going on a scavenger hunt for arts and crafts items. Crayons, paints, scissors, paint brushes, yarn and felt are needed for art classes designed to build self-esteem.

Call 374-8108 for more information.