Monday, October 22, 2007

Free Flu Shots

Chandler Regional Medical Center
“Drive Flu” medical clinic
Free to first 1000 18 and older
Saturday, October 27, 8-11
475 S Dobson Rd.

Holiday assistance

I haven't gotten any calls yet, but I went ahead and checked with the Chandler CAP office; they say they don't know what they're doing yet regarding holiday assistance. She faxed over info from Salvation Army about what they're doing. . .
Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Signups (tel. 480-963-2041)
Applicants must be residents of Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Queen Creek or Sun lakes

  • Nov. 6, 8, 9: 9-11am & 1-2:30pm
  • Nov. 7: 9-11 am
  • Nov 12, 13, 15, 16: 9-11am & 1-2:30pm
  • Nov 14: 9-11am
  • Nov 19-20: 9-11am

Requirements--All those receiving Christmas assistance must have the following:

  • Social Security Card for all members of the family
  • Birth certificate for each child in household
  • Picture ID for all adults/Mexico ID okay
  • Proof of Current Address (current utility Bill/rental agreement)
  • Proof of Income (current check stub or DES print out)
  • Proof of Expense (rent, current bills)

Toda persona que reciba ayuda para Navidad debe traer lo siguiente:

  • Tarjeta de Seguro Social para cada miembro de familia
  • Acto de nacimiento o tarjeta de ACHHS
  • Foto ID para todos los adultos/ID de México está bien
  • Prueba de su más reciente dirección (recibo actual/corriente de utilidades o contrato de renta)
  • Prueba de ingresos (talon de cheque mas reciente o copia de ayuda Welfare)
  • Prueba de gastos (renta, recibos corrientes/actuales)


FYI, they're also having a Thanksgiving Dinner from 11-1 at the Community Center. I'll try calling some of the other places we have listed to see if they have any plans they want to share.

Friday, October 19, 2007

FAFSA forms

News from the U.S. Department of Education about the 2008-09 FAFSA forms:

For 2008–09 paper FAFSAs will not be available for order in bulk. Students will be able to obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or by visiting Students may request up to three copies of the paper application and should receive their FAFSAs in three to seven business days.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Railway Museum collection

From Saren's email:
You have probably noticed on the catalog materials that have the call number as the Arizona Railway Museum. These items were cataloged many years ago by Libby. We rarely have customers request these items, but in case you do their collection is a non-lending collection. The museum has moved over near Tumbleweed Park, but at this time their library is still housed in their old building near Chandler Blvd. If any customer would like to view their library or just a book in their collection, all they need to do is contact Russell Lassuy, and he is happy to make the arrangements.
His phone number is 480-298-2860. I have written this information down on the rolodex card filed under the Arizona Railway Museum.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Volunteer Center closes

This is terrible! From their website:

Important Announcement
September, 2007
Since 1962, the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County has been dedicated to promoting and supporting volunteerism to enhance the quality of life in our community.
After 45 years of service to the community, the Volunteer Center has closed its doors.
"After a strategic in depth review of our organization and considerable deliberation, the Board concluded that the promotion of volunteerism and coordination of volunteer services within the community can be
enhanced by working through other community agencies", said Rosemary Gannon, Board Chair of the Volunteer Center.
While the Volunteer Center has successfully met community volunteer needs for 45 years, with our pending closure, we would like to ensure that volunteers and agency partners alike continue to get the volunteer services they need. The Make A Difference organization has been providing volunteer services in Greater Phoenix for 15 years and is well-equipped to handle any volunteer-related inquires from youth and adult volunteers, companies and other community service organizations. Please visit their web site at or contact them directly at 602-973-2212. . . .

Programs and services will be operating through Friday, September 14, 2007. For more information call 602-263-9736.

I'll update the website asap.