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Since 1985 Interfaith Community Services has been creating connections between faith communities and volunteers to serve seniors, disabled persons and individuals in financial crisis.

 

 

 

ICS NOVEMBER FOOD BANK ITEM of the MONTH

 

Canned Meats – tuna, Spam, chicken, etc.

 

 

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Since 1985 Interfaith Community Services has been creating connections between faith communities and volunteers to serve seniors, disabled persons and individuals in financial crisis.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ESTABLISHED AND NEW VOLUNTEERS!  

Reception help needed! The ICS NW office and Eastside office at Camino Seco/Old Spanish Trail are in great need of volunteers to answer phones and greet clients. Office help includes light clerical and administrative help. Please help us spread the word!

Care Partner Volunteers needed!! – if you are a true caregiver and love to help others through tough times, this is the assignment for you! Our care partner volunteers assist an individual who has been recently released from the hospital and helps them through six weeks of recovery. There is no hands-on care, simply transporting the recipient to follow-up doctor appointments, the grocery store, and the pharmacy as well as being a caring, human connection to the outside world.  Additional training provided. To learn more about the Care Partners Program, please contact Tandala Kidd at tkidd@icstucson.org or 520-526-9299 for a 30-45 minute one-on-one orientation.

Transportation Drivers needed in all areas!  Seniors in our community struggle with getting their ride needs met.  ICS volunteers are a critical help to empower independent living.  If you are available or know someone who is available to provide rides to home bound seniors, our transportation program is flexible, fun, and has mileage reimbursement available!  You also can do grocery shopping, phone calls, visits, and more.  Drivers in all areas of town are needed.  We are growing our southside transportation services so drivers are especially needed out of our southside office.

Our NW transportation office is in need of more volunteers to help make matches happen between drivers and recipients. Volunteers must be computer proficient, comfortable using Outlook for emails and talking on the phone.  Morning shifts are 9 am to 1 pm and afternoon shifts are 1 pm to 4pm.  Let Tori know if you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity.

Workshop facilitators and one-on-one coaches are needed to assist with presentations and individual follow-up on advance care planning and document completion.  Training is provided.

For all of these needs and more, contact Tori Carlson. Consider attending the next volunteer orientation on Monday, December 10, from 9:30 am to noon at ICS Northwest location at 2820 W. Ina Rd. The Eastside orientation is at New Spirit Lutheran, 8701 N Old Spanish Trail on Thursday, December 13, from 10 am to noon.  The Southside orientation is at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center at 101 W. Irvington, Office 2A on Tuesday, November 13 and 27 from 10 am to noon.  Sign up online at www.icstucson.org/volunteer-training or contact Tori Carlson at tcarlson@icstucson.org or 520-526-9308.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID workshops are back! The workshops are fun, engaging and offer practical information and strategies to assist people who are experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. If your congregation is interested in hosting this FREE 8-hour training session, please contact Veda Kowalski at

520-526-9293 or vkowalski@icstucson.org

SAVE THE DATE! – HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – Please Join us for our Holiday Open House and Volunteer Recognition. Wednesday, December 5, 11 am – 1 pm at our Eastside Office 8701 E Old Spanish Trail, Thursday, December 6, 11 am – 1 pm at our Southside Office 101 W. Irvington Rd Suite 2A, and Friday, December 7, 2 pm – 5 pm at our Northwest office 2820 W Ina Rd.. See attached flyer or our website for more details.

VISIT icstucson.org for more information

or call 520-297-6049 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

 

Ann L. Garn

Communications & Publications Coordinator

Interfaith Community Services

2820 W. Ina Rd. | Tucson, AZ 85741

Direct: 520.526.9316

Office: 520.297.6049 ext. 4229

www.icstucson.org

 

 

  LOOKING AHEAD

 

 

Friday, November 9th

·        Centering Prayer, 12:00 noon in the Sanctuary.  Bring a sack lunch if you wish

·        Qi Gong, 1:00pm in the Sanctuary.

 

Sunday, November 11th

·        Pot Luck Farewell Dinner for Anna Marie.  Bring dishes to share

 

Thursday, November 15th

·        Council Meeting 6:30 pm

 

Sunday, November 18th

·        Stewardship Sunday

 

Thursday, November 22nd

·        Thanksgiving

 

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This is garden Sunday and all should wear gardening clothes, closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Thanks

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*2018 Fall Schedule*

November- TBD

December- Whole Church Caroling

 

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CPH SPEEDWAY CLEAN TEAM

Saturday morning was too cool and rainy for the team to get wet,

So we postponed the cleanup and another date was set.

We gathered together early Monday no less,

Reached for our grabbers and donned our bright vests.

The trash on the roadway was a big soggy mess,

Wet food wrappers, pizza boxes, cups, and bottles put us to the test.

The trash dripped from our grabbers as we tried throwing it away,

It stuck to our grabbers where it wanted to stay.

But Dan, Carol, Paula, Sally, and Lynn,

Were up to the task and we didn't give in.

We cleaned up that trash all along Speedway,

Disposed of the trash in the right way.

Now the road is all clean at least for a short while,

Next month we'll be cleaning up that very same mile.

So join us on Saturday, November the 10,

We'll meet in the lower lot at 7 a.m.

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COMMUNITY GARDEN MONTHLY MEETING

 

Please come help meet CPH’s commitment in joining with other gardener’s in cleaning up the grounds of Blue Moon Gardens.  This is a time to socialize with other gardener’s, as well as seeing what the Youth Group has accomplished!  Join us!

 

These meetings are held monthly, every 3rd Saturday

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