Sunday, November 19, 2017
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A call for urban farming advocates; volunteers needed to help with holiday baskets

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Daystar Life Center is looking for volunteers to help with Pack and Share Holiday Baskets for families in need. Volunteers are needed on Friday afternoon and on Saturday to help with distribution. Some volunteers are needed as early as 7 a.m. Cleanup help is welcome. 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 823-4852.

Urban farming advocates: The Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition is seeking board members who are passionate about the local-food movement. If you or someone you know would be an asset to the board, send the name of the person, contact information and the reasons for your proposal. Application deadline is Tuesday. For information, call (727) 599-1878 or email Daphne Miller at [email protected]

Hospital helpers: St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers for the information desk from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by 6500 38th Ave. N and visit the information desk.

First-time home buyer assistance: This Pinellas County program is available to those who have never owned a home or have not owned a home in the past three years. It's also for veterans trying to realize the dream of owning a home. To qualify, buyers must meet income requirements, have a minimum credit score of 640 and take a required home buyer education class. For information, call toll-free 1-800-806-5154 or (727) 464-8210 or visit pinellascounty.org/ community/hfa.

Neighborly Meals on Wheels: Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound residents in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Gulfport and Pinellas Park areas. If you have 1½ hours at midday to help, you could improve someone's life. Meals are picked up at a site near you. Directions are provided. For information, call (727) 573-9444, ext. 4210.

Memorial bricks for veterans: The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Madeira Beach is selling engraved memorial bricks for the Military Memorial Wall at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Buy bricks through the Coast Guard Auxiliary by calling (727) 391-5185.

Operation Attack: Free clothing is offered to children of low-income families and food is also provided to families in south Pinellas County. The agency needs food and gently used clothing. Donations are tax-deductible and may be dropped off during normal hours of operation. 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. To volunteer or donate, call (727) 822-1187

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