Vol 10. Issue 36 / November 22, 2010
Deposit Holiday Cheer with the Food Bank
Marked red bins will be coming soon to the following locations:
Most-needed items include: canned meat and tuna, canned meals (chili, stew, ravioli, etc.), tomato products, canned fruits and vegetables (especially corn and green beans), canned soups and beans, peanut butter, dry cereal, powdered milk, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, and rice.
The food bank can only accept non-perishable items labeled with ingredients and expiration dates. Due to food safety regulations, the food bank is unable to accept: home canned or baked products, glass containers, baby food in glass jars, or cans that are leaking or bulging.
Let ScrippsAssists do the shopping for you! For the challenge, volunteers will convert monetary donations into pounds. Every dollar converts into 10 pounds of food and enables the team to distribute enough food for three meals:
For further information, please contact: Taylor Cohen, at email@example.com. Checks should be made out to the San Diego Food Bank and sent to Taylor at BCC169. If you would prefer to make a donation with a credit card, watch for updates with information on the Virtual Food Drive.
Scripps Research Store Restocks
New this year are shoulder backpacks for $15, stainless steel water bottles for $5, and dark blue hoodies for $30. Additional merchandise includes:
Sale items available at the Fall Craft Fair (details below) on December 2 include:
To make a purchase, attend the ScrippsAssists Fall Craft Fair and Raffle or drop by the Human Resources Department on the California campus, 3377 N. Torrey Pines Court, second floor, between 8 AM and 5 PM. Cash or checks only.
Don't Miss the Fall Craft Fair and Raffle December 2
At the Craft Fair, about 30 Scripps Research employees/crafters will sell hand-made articles including: knitted and quilted items; jewelry; decoupage gift items; Jalapeno pepper jam; photo albums; crafts made from wood; painted sea shells; catnip toys; decorative bottles; photographs; amazing Amino Acid beads for making molecular jewelry; all-occasion and holiday cards; custom embroidery; beaded flatware serving pieces; landscape designs; illustrated children's books; pottery; hand-painted Christmas ornaments and other holiday decorations; out-of-this-world handmade chocolates; caramel apples; baked treats; and more. Scripps Research merchandise will also be available. You can see the location of your favorite exhibitors by viewing the Craft Fair flyer at: http://www.scripps.edu/dist/Fall_Floorplan_2010.pdf.
In addition, you will be able to buy $1 raffle tickets at the event for a chance to win prizes donated by vendors, including two grand prizes—two round-trip airline tickets for anywhere Southwest Airlines flies courtesy of Culinary Concepts, and, new this year, a $500 store gift card courtesy of Bowers Jewelers in La Jolla. Other prizes include: $25 gift cards from Vons, $25 gift cards from Ralphs, tickets to the Birch Aquarium, one-day passes to the San Diego Zoo, a jewelry pendant or necklace donated by Sue & Dave Revak, and a special donation from the San Diego County Credit Union.
Raffle tickets are only sold at the Craft Fair and there is no limit to the number of tickets you may buy. You need not be present to win a prize. Every dollar collected from the raffle is given to ScrippsAssists to continue their good work in the San Diego County community.
Upcoming Onsite Clinics
The clinics will be conducted in the 3366 Building, in Room 325, on the third floor, from 11 AM to 2 PM on Monday and Wednesday. There will not be a clinic on Friday, due to the holiday.
No appointments are necessary. TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be available on Wednesday, but hepatitis B immunization, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations will be. To learn more about these programs, see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page.
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