Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Opportunity Knocks - March 26th, 2014

It is wonderful to have such a wonderful response to my new project!  I've had several people contact me to thank me for taking this on, though it is my pleasure to be able to shed a little extra light on a sampling of our area's efforts.  

I hope that you'll share this post from wherever you might be reading it with friends, fans, and followers so that together we can put our social media to work and spread these community efforts far and wide. 

Do you have an opportunity that you'd like to share? Please send it to me at

Brockville - Calling all student volunteers - the Volunteer Centre is looking for nominations for EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT VOLUNTEERS for the 2014 Caring Awards - students will be honored during the National Volunteer Week at the Mayors' Community Walk - deadline for submissions - April 3. 

Cardinal - The Cardinal Youth Group and Cardinal Community Garden are seeking fan blades - these can be from no longer functioning fans, car motors, lawn mowers etc. They would like to collect 15-20 of these. Please contact or call 613-657-1635.

Cardinal - The Cardinal Youth Group is seeking donations for their upcoming Wild Game Dinner fundraiser in support of the Centre to be held April 5th, 2014. Items still needed include: strong paper plates, bowls, dessert plates, napkins. Silent auction items of interest to hunters and anglers are also appreciated. Some donations of food items are also needed - please call for updated list. Please contact or call 613-657-1635.

Mountain:   The House of Lazarus Food Bank's most needed items this week are canned pasta, canned vegies, peanut butter, canned fruit and cereal. The Food bank is also in need of empty jars - spaghetti jars, baby food jars etc.  All shapes and sizes are needed.  Please contact 613-989-3830 or e-mail to donate.  
Prescott - The 7th Prescott Scouting Group is seeking community support to help send a contingent of youth from their joint Venturer Scout Company to Newfoundland in July 2014. Area Businesses and members of the community are invited to participate in their Sponsor 21 program - be one of 21 sponsors to donate $150 towards the remaining funds needed for the trip and in return the group will create a sign for each sponsor that will be displayed at all future fundraisers and scouting events. For more info please contact or call 613-657-1635.

Prescott - Cardinal - Spencerville - The Food for All Food Bank's most needed items this week are: Cereal (hot and cold), Sidekicks, boxed potatoes, canned pasta, canned sandwich meats, juice, sugar, margarine, pancake mix, and cheese whiz.  Please contact the location closest to you or call 613-925-2444 for more information.  

Smiths Falls: The Rideau Environmental Action League (REAL) is seeking volunteers for the REAL Deal Store, and for a variety of REAL activities.  Please contact volunteer coordinator Leann Merriman at 205-0818 for more info.  Save a step, and complete their volunteer application ahead of time so that they can suggest a position that's just right for you.  Download the application at:

Williamsburg:  Abbey Manor is seeking a person with a truck that would be willing to go to Merrickville to pick up a donated ping pong table for their respite program. Please contact or call 613-535-1622 to help! 

 Look for Opportunity Knocks each week on Eastern Ontario Network!

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