Community briefs

August 18, 2006

Take a day to care for others

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The annual Day of Caring for the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12. Above, Matt Stine helps out during the 2005 event. Volunteers are needed to donate a day to work on various projects for United Way member agencies. Some of this year's projects include painting, house repairs, landscaping and weeding. Donations of materials to complete agency projects are also needed.

For more information, call 304-263-0603 or 304-725-4483.

Hagerstown art school seeks volunteers

The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, is seeking a few volunteers to help with its free after-school art program. A volunteer art enthusiast is needed once a week for one hour.

The school also is seeking board members and a grant writer for nonprofit 501(c)3.

The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Go to; send e-mail to; or call 301-791-6191.


Donations of school supplies are needed

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Eastern Panhandle Information & Referral Center is asking for donations of school supplies to help students get the supplies they need for the 2006-07 school year. Items are needed no later than Friday, Aug. 25, and can be dropped off at the Berkeley County Department of Health and Human Resources, 433 Mid-Atlantic Parkway.

The following items are still needed: Backpacks for smaller students as well as high school students, dry erase board markers and erasers, boxes of facial tissues, plastic baggies of all sizes, and baby wipes.

Monetary donations also are welcome. Make checks payable to the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle School Supplies Drive, and mail to 222 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401. For information, call Ada Palmer at 304-262-0048.

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