Free items for those with hearing loss
The Deaf and Hearing Connection has telephones, captioned phones and TTYs available through its equipment distribution program. The group offers amplified telephones and related equipment at no coast to permanent Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech-impaired. To get a list of distribution locations or to schedule an appointment, call (727) 399-9983 (voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY).
Donate toys during Christmas in July
As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, the Christmas Toy Shop is hosting a "Christmas in July" toy drive. Donations and sponsorships are welcome. New or gently used toys can be dropped off at several locations. A list of locations can be found online at christmastoyshop.org, or by calling (727) 898-3962.
Help out at golf course and learn free games
Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, is seeking volunteers to help with course maintenance and operations during late afternoon and evening hours. Volunteer needs include cart attendants and assistance with traps and greens. Those who serve as volunteers can use their hours toward playing golf for free. For information, call (727) 518-3024 or stop by the pro shop.
Volunteer RNs, LPNs needed at free clinic
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic offers medical care to the underserved adult population and needs volunteer RNs and LPNs to assist volunteer physicians and staff ARNP. All you need is a current license. The clinic is at 863 Third Ave. N. For information about volunteer responsibilities and requirements, contact Angel Schumaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 821-1200, ext. 114. For information about the clinic, visit stpetersburgfreeclinic.org.
Old phone books go in curbside recycling bin
Summertime is phone book delivery time, and old phone books are recyclable. Residents of Belleair, Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Madeira Beach, Oldsmar, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor and St. Petersburg may recycle phone books in their curbside bin. In addition, there are more than 340 drop-off sites listed at tinyurl.com/3kjsxah. For information on recycling, contact Pinellas County Utilities at pinellascounty.org/recycle or call (727) 464-7500.
Group competes for Home Depot gift card
The Abilities Foundation, an organization that supports the employment, housing and health needs of people with disabilities, is one of four organizations competing for a $25,000 gift card from Home Depot. The group would like to use the gift card to build modifications in the homes of 11 veterans with physical disabilities. The Home Depot Foundation Facebook page explains the program, offers voting opportunities and highlights the participants from last month. To vote, or for information, visit facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.
Song raises funds for slain officers' families
In honor of fallen St. Petersburg police Officers Jeffrey Yaslowitz, Tom Baitinger and David Crawford, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast have teamed up with Big3Records, SubbZero Entertainment, LLC and TASCO to create the tribute song Let's Get Together. It is available for download on iTunes and serves as a fundraiser for the officer's families. The song costs 99 cents, and the video can be downloaded for $1.99. For information about BGCS, visit bgcsuncoast.org.
Camp Gan Israel offers variety of activities
Camp Gan Israel is hosting a summer fun program for children ages 5 through 15 from Jewish backgrounds and affiliations. The camp runs until July 22 at Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, 4010 Park St. N. Activities include sports, music, drama, cooking and arts and crafts. There are also weekly field trips and Shabbat dinners planned. Kids can also choose from a list of electives including yoga, karate, decoupage, jewelry making, food decorating and wood working. For information or to register, call (727) 344-4900 or visit myjewishcamp.org.