Senior Basket Project Begins
It's time again for the ScrippsAssists Annual Senior Basket project, organized
in conjunction with the Downtown Senior Community Center. ScrippsAssists
is collecting specialty items for seniors, including: mugs, ornaments,
other gift items, hand towels, slippers, socks, gloves, scarves, flashlights,
batteries, stamps, calendars, razors, stationery, lotion, and Ensure or
equivalent drinks. Baskets will be assembled December 10 and 12 from 4:30-7PM
(sandwiches provided; children welcome.) ScrippsAssists is currently looking
for people to put a box in their area or building to collect the items.
ScrippsAssists will also accept monetary donations. Checks should be made
out to ScrippsAssists and sent to Helen Plutner at MB6. Send questions
Lunch and Learn: "Identity Theft: When Bad Things Happen to Your Good
Jay Foley, director of Consumer/Victim Services Identity Theft Resource
Center will present "Identity Theft: When Bad Things Happen to Your Good
Name" on Wednesday, November 20, from noon to 1 PM as part of the ongoing
Lunch and Learn Series. He will address topics including: who these criminals
are, how they steal, why they are dangerous, how you can protect yourself,
what to do if you are a victim of identity theft, what legislative and
assistance programs are in place to help victims, and how businesses and
companies can protect you or put you at risk. The seminar will be held
in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater, The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences.
For more information, contact Jan Hill, x-42950.
Adopt a Family
It's time again for the Adopt-A-Family Program. Adopting a family
means that you and your lab (or several labs together) or your family
commit to helping a needy family have a good holiday. The idea is to provide
the family with groceries (or a food coupon with which they can buy them)
for a festive holiday meal with all the trimmings, some day-to-day necessities
such as shampoo, toothbrushes, soap, etc., and modest gifts.
As in past years, the ScrippsAssists Adopt-A-Family Program will work
with the St. Vincent de Paul agency in Linda Vista, Home Start in East
San Diego, Sanctuary House (a women's shelter) and the Battered Women's
Shelter through the Y. The agencies provide an information sheet about
the family to the adoptees, which includes clothing sizes, pressing needs,
and wish lists' from the children (please keep in mind that kids have
little concept of money and may ask for a Playstation or a computer, but
any thoughtful gift will make them happy).
Contact Bonnie Towle, x4-2167 or email@example.com, or Kat Occhipinti,
x4-8135 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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