Friday, November 24, 2017
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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.

Christmas luncheon planned: Tickets are on sale for the Martha and Mary Guild of St. Jerome's Christmas Luncheon. It will begin with a reception at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon on Dec. 13 at Alfano's, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road, Largo. The cost is $25. A wrapped gift for an adult living in an assisted living facility is requested. For reservations and tickets, call (727) 214-8666.

Clinic volunteers: The St. Petersburg Free Clinic needs volunteer physicians, licensed nurses and advanced registered nurse practitioners. Also, the Free Clinic We Help services need client interviewers, food packers and food stockers. The clinic is at 863 Third Ave. N. Call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114, or visit stpetersburgfreeclinic.org.

The People That Love Church and Mission: The church provides emergency assistance for the poor. Donations of new toys, canned and nonperishable foods, and 10- to 12-pound turkeys are needed. Financial contributions are accepted. 817 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 820-0775 or visit peoplethatlove.com.

Third Annual Small Business Saturday: Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce plans to participate in Small Business Saturday, the day that falls after Black Friday. Those who visit small businesses will have a chance to win Shop Small gift cards and other giveaways. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the chamber headquarters, 6990 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. For information, call (727) 360-6957 or visit tampabaybeaches.com.

Season of giving: The Gathering of Women needs toys and new clothing for the Christmas toy giveaway. The ages of the recipients range from infants to 17. Donations must be received by Dec. 20. For information, call (727) 433-1352 or email [email protected]

Federal grant offers free IT training: Unemployed workers interested in a career in information technology can get free IT certification training at St. Petersburg College or Hillsborough Community College. To be eligible, individuals must be 18 or older, a resident of Pinellas or Hillsborough counties, have a high school diploma or GED and be unemployed. Tuition, books and fees will be covered. For information, call (727) 608-2479.

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