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Last updated on December 4, 2014

Portable projects can be done from home, office or school. Contact Volunteer Connection for material lists, instructions and places to donate portable projects. Volunteers must provide their own supplies.

Hand-tied Fleece Blankets
New fleece, hand-tied blankets are always needed for children and teens who are victims of abuse. Donate them to the Child Advocacy Center or Tyler's Home. Crochet or knit lap blankets are also excepted for elderly residents of Forest Park Village or for Aspirus Hospice patients.

Animal Treats
Bake treats for cats and dogs at the Humane Society of Marathon County.

Family Packets of Laundry Soap
Make a difference in the lives of low-income families. Package laundry soap into smaller containers for distribution to families visiting The Neighbor’s Place, The Salvation Army and the Community Center of Hope.

Book Drive
Host a book drive to benefit the Marathon County Public Library. Collect gently used books, puzzles, games, CDs, DVDs, and computer games. Sort them and bring to the library to donate.

Greeting Cards
Create cards for elderly and disabled residents served by Faith In Action or for those in hospice or in a nursing home. Veterans traveling to Washington D.C. on the Honor Flight need cards and letters for mail call. United Way uses blank thank-you notes to send to volunteers. Use your creativity to create any of these cards. P.S. Don't forget the envelopes!

Baked Goods
Help stock the cookie jars at Aspirus Hospice House. Bake a loaf of bread and attach a note to brighten the day of those with life-threatening illnesses through Michael's Place.

Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing and other Crafts
Make hats, mittens, gloves, slippers for adult patients of Aspirus Hospice. Or how about sewing small stuffed Teddy Bears for patients in ER? What about creating Activity Aprons for Alzheimer's patients or Walking Bags for residents of Mount View Care Center?

Toiletry Kits
Do you or someone in the household travel frequently? If they don't use the complimentary soap, shampoo, lotion, and toothpaste often left near the bathroom sink, ask them to bring them home to share with those that struggle to afford these items. When a supply is collected, package toiletries in separate bags, donate to Workplace Volunteer Council's Back-to-Basics Program.

**Take photos while you work and post them on Facebook for “United Way of Marathon County”.

Some opportunities appropriate for volunteers under age 16 if they have parental supervision.

This opportunity is sponsored by: United Way Volunteer Connection

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Afternoon  Occasional
Evenings  One-Time
Flexible  Ongoing
Flexible- Projects From Home  Weekdays
Monthly  Weekends
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (18-54)  Teens
Adults (55-64)  Elderly (65+)
Court Required  Families
Large Group (9+)  Small Group (3-8)

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Sarah Thurs, Program Director, (715) 298-5722, (email)
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We met the sweetest lady through Make A Difference Day raking.

 The Make A Difference Day Raking Project coordinates volunteers to rake for elderly and disabled residents in our area. My boyfriend and I made it out to a lovely lady's home. She was so grateful for the help she came out and raked right along with us. She shared stories of her family and meeting Coach McCarthy before he was the Packers' head coach. She just kept telling us how her life was better for having met us. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
posted by Shanna Hansen on October 23, 2011
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