A New Generation: 134 E Fort Dade Ave., provides free pregnancy tests, adoption information and support, post-abortion counseling and abstinence education. Needed: cash, baby items, disposable diapers, wipes, clothing and volunteers. Formerly known as A Women's Resource Center. Call 544-0911.
ARC Nature Coast: 5283 Neff Lake Road, provides support and services to citizens with developmental disabilities. Needed: Three-wheel bicycle, computers (2004 or newer) for the Community CAFE, outdoor recreation items for group homes (such as badmintons and croquet sets), scrubs (new or used), arts and crafts supplies, tickets to sporting events, volunteers, tack items and grooming, food, hay and any horse-related items, and household furnishings. Call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.
Brooksville Daystar Life Center: 7120 Hope Hill Road (just south of St. Anthony's church), provides food, clothing and some emergency utilities assistance to families in need. Needed: non-perishable food, soups, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, paper products, diapers (all sizes) and cash donations. They also need items to sell at their weekly garage sale, proceeds from which buy food supplies. Call 799-5930.
Dawn Center Thrift Store: 650 Broad St.
Habitat For Humanity: 2035 Broad St., needs volunteers, skilled or not, for building projects and to serve on committees. Call 754-1159 or 754-1255.
Hernando County Foster Parent Association: This is a nonprofit organization that provides field trips and activities for foster children. P.O. Box 15195, Spring Hill, FL 34609. Needs school supplies, diapers (all sizes), clothing and monetary donations. Call 754-0377.
Hernando Education For Adult Readers In Training: 801 N Broad St. Needed: volunteers to be tutors, student referrals, space for a literacy program and cash. Call 797-7018.
Jericho Road Ministries Inc.: 1090 Mondon Hill Road, provides a residential program for homeless men. Needed: food, paper goods, phone cards, used eyeglasses, coffee, oil, milk, butter, laundry soap, dish soap. Volunteers and donations for the two thrift shops (16479 Wiscon Road and 15319 Cortez Blvd.) are needed. Call (352) 799-2912.
The Lighthouse For The Visually Impaired And Blind Inc.: 6492 California St. Dependable drivers are needed to transport visually impaired and blind adults to weekly classes using Lighthouse vans. Call 754-1132.
Mid-Florida Community Services: 820 Kennedy Blvd., provides food, rent and utility assistance to low-income and elderly people when funding is available. Needed: cash, canned goods of all varieties, pastas, rice, personal hygiene items, paper goods, detergents, beans, baby formula, baby food and disposable diapers (all sizes). Call 796-1425.
Reins of Hope: 22300 Hayman Road, Brooksville, offers a therapeutic riding program for those challenged by physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Boarding, lessons and trail rides are offered. Volunteers are needed. Call 799-HOPE (4673).
Salvation Army: 15464 Cortez Blvd., serves emergency cases and supplements other programs. Their cupboard is often bare. Needed: fresh meat, groceries of all kinds, including frozen foods, cereals, potatoes, pastas, warm jackets, working electric heaters and warm clothes for children. They also need cash donations. Call (352) 796-1186.