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Updated: December 5, 2017

Santa Photos Offered At Gladieux Home Center
Andy’s Army Canine Cancer Awareness Project will host Santa Claus for photographs with people and pets during a special session on Sunday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Gladieux Home Center, 5120 Navarre Ave., Oregon. No appointment is necessary.
Families can bring their children, and pets are invited to participate in the holiday season photo sessions, as well.
Framed 4-by-6-inch Santa photos are $10.00 each. All proceeds will be donated to canine cancer research.

Gloves, Hats & Scarves Accepted For Distribution
Heartland Centers will collect gloves and mittens for a variety of local social service organizations through Friday, January 5.
Collection of new gloves, hats and scarves for men, women and children in need in the Greater Toledo area will be accepted at Heartland of Wauseon, 303 W. Leggett St., Wauseon; Heartland of Oregon, 3953 Navarre Ave., Oregon; Heartland of Holly Glen, 4293 Monroe St., Toledo; Heartland at ProMedica, 5360 Harroun Rd., Sylvania; Heartland of Waterville, 8885 Browning Dr., Waterville; Heartland of Perrysburg, 10540 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg and Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, 10542 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg.

Wolcott Museum Complex Seeks Docents
The Wolcott Museum is in need of docents to guide tours through the complex buildings. Docents are needed two to four hours on Saturdays and Sundays and on some weekdays for school visits. Training will begin next month.
This is a volunteer position, but those who participate are welcome to attend the many social events that take place at the complex.
This is a perfect opportunity for a retired schoolteacher or for someone who enjoys sharing education.
Those interested in becoming a docent may call the museum at (419) 893-9602 or e-mail Kathy Dowd at curator@wolcotthouse.org.

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 2017-18 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.
There are currently 18 students attending high schools throughout Northwest Ohio, including Sylvania Southview, Ottawa Hills, Perrysburg, Springfield, Bowling Green, St. Frances de Sales, Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, Pettisville, Buckeye Central, Liberty Center, Madison and New London.
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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