September 12, 2008

How to Help, September 12

Step by Step: A Community Reentry Coalition, a group that helps parolees re-enter the community of Redlands, has a program to help children of parolees by providing school supplies to be used at home or at school. The program depends on donations and needs the following supplies:

For elementary school students:

Pencils, erasers, rulers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, scissors, pads of lined paper, pads of unlined paper, tissues, backpacks.

For secondary students:

Lined or graph paper, pencils and extra lead, erasers, pens, notebooks, binders, folders, tab dividers, crayons, colored pencils, calculators, protractors, compasses, rulers, pocket English dictionaries, English-to-other-language dictionaries, tissues, backpacks.

For information or to arrange to have donations picked up, call Peggy Power at (909) 792-9676 and leave a message.

Step by Step also welcomes volunteers.

Materials needed

Joseph's Storehouse needs donations of:

Boxed meals

Toothbrushes and toothpaste




Baby diapers


Contact: (909) 793-5677

Drop off: 457 New York St., across from Jennie Davis Park and the New York Street post office Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons or Saturday or Sunday mornings. To arrange other times, call (909) 793-5677.

Family Service Association needs donations of food.

Contact: Lorie Thomas, 793-2673

Volunteers needed

Redlands Community Hospital needs volunteers for the new three- story surgery and maternity services building as well as in other buildings. The hospital needs patient representatives to visit patients in their hospital rooms to support staff in providing care; information desk assistants to assist patients and visitors with directions to their destinations within the hospital; patient transportersto transport patients via wheelchair throughout the hospital; and emergency department assistants to run errands for the emergency department.

Information: (909) 335-5526

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