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Updated: January 2, 2019

Valet Shuttle Drivers Sought At St. Luke’s Hospital

Are you interested in helping others and serving your community? If so, consider becoming a St. Luke’s Hospital volunteer valet shuttle driver.  

St. Luke’s offers a free valet van service for the convenience of patients, visitors and employees. As part of its commitment to offering the warmth and comfort of a small-town hospital in a medically advanced hospital environment, the valet van transports people between the hospital and their vehicles on regular, established routes for drop-off and pickup at the visitor entrance and the outpatient center. 

The service operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

For more information on how to become a valet shuttle volunteer, please contact Gina Kasch, volunteer and community services manager, at (419) 893-5919 or gi-na.kasch@stlukeshospital.com. 

Toledo Jazz Orchestra Seeks Financial Support

The Toledo Jazz Orchestra (TJO) is seeking support for its year-round educational programs.

The TJO has been selected to receive an additional $6,400 matching grant for its educational programs for 2017-18 from a private foundation. This is a very high honor for the organization and speaks to the creativity and quality of the youth programs that have been operationalized. It also places significant responsibility on the TJO to solicit and receive matching contributions in the same amount or more for the same programs. There will be a need to solicit perhaps as much as $25,000 to $30,000 in matching funds this season.

Its budget is small and the organization has no paid staff. Music director Ron Kischuk brings out the best sound from the group.

Gifts to help fund the educational programs of the TJO are 100-percent tax-deductible. Checks can be mailed to the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, P.O. Box 353123, Toledo, OH 43635, or visit www.toledojazz.org and click on the PayPal button under the “Donate Now” heading on the left side of the home page. Those who prefer to call, may call Ann Sanford at (419) 297-5971 and she can take a credit card contribution over the phone.

Host Families Needed For AFS Exchange Students

AFS is looking for host families in Northwest Ohio willing to open their homes to exchange students for the 2019-20 school year. By hosting an AFS exchange student, families help build bridges of intercultural understanding at home and abroad while connecting with an outstanding young person. 

Each year, AFS Intercultural Programs/USA welcomes 2,300 high school students from more than 90 countries into communities. Host families provide a bed and meals, share their daily lives with students, and help guide and support students as they would their own children. AFS spends time finding students to match the interests of host families, whether it’s the arts, academics, sports or other interests. Families and hosted students receive ongoing support from AFS staff and experienced, local volunteers.

For more information about how to host a student, study abroad or volunteer with AFS, call (800) AFS-INFO or visit www.afsusa.org.

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