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January 2021

Page Turners–Words Alive San Diego

Jan 28Apr 1
Students in the library

Words Alive was founded on the belief that by valuing reading and understanding its fundamental connection to all aspects of life, people will be better equipped to thrive as a lifelong learner and productive member of the community. Words Alive receives dozens of book recommendations from volunteers, teachers, and community partners for titles they think would be a strong fit for the programs. That’s where passionate readers come in! By reading and reviewing titles from the recommendation list, you help…

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February 2021

Become a Volunteer for Be My Eyes

Feb 1Apr 2
cell phone in someone's hand with the application open

Make the world more accessible to people who are blind or have a low level of vision. Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call. Bringing sight to blind and low-vision people. Find out more on their website!

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Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer

Feb 1Mar 24
historical archives and smithsonian team

Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer and help make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible. Help Smithsonian transcribe historic documents and collection records to facilitate research and preserve these valuable assets for future generations. Join 32,181 "volunpeers" to add more to the total 659,612 pages of field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, biodiversity specimens labels, and historic audio recordings.

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Become a TED Translator

Feb 19Apr 1
TED website on a laptop and phone

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TED Translators are a global community of volunteers who subtitle TED Talks, and enable the inspiring ideas in them to crisscross languages and borders. Bring TED into your language! Join our…

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March 2021

The Card Making Project

Mar 2Jun 13

This year you have the opportunity to create some extra special cards! During this challenging time, many people are finding themselves isolated and lonely. CSI invites you to sign up for their card-making project and receive FREE supplies to make greeting cards for one of our most at-risk populations in San Diego. All of the cards will be sent to St. Pauls Senior Service with the hopes of combatting some of the loneliness that seniors might be feeling this year.

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April 2021

Amazon Smile Charity Lists

Apr 1Apr 30
Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile Charity Lists is a meaningful and easy way for you to shop and donate items directly to charities in need. Simply find the charities you'd like to support, add items from their lists to your cart, and check out – it's that easy.

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June 2021

Donate Items to San Diego Second Chance

Jun 22Sep 14
For Women Mural

Second Chance carries out its mission by providing workforce readiness training and job placement programs to youth and adults. Second Chance also delivers wrap-around services including transitional housing, behavioral health treatment and financial literacy to help our participants reach self-sufficiency. Donate now from their Amazon wish list to make your impact!

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July 2021

Donate Items to Pawsitive Teams

Jul 1Sep 24
Three dogs on the road

Dog training equipment and supplies are critical for Pawsitive Teams to meet their mission "to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs living in San Diego County through the use of highly-trained service and therapy dogs." Pawsitive Teams is proudly accredited by Assistance Dogs International. Check out their Amazon wish-list to help out!

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Sewing Volunteer

Jul 6Jul 31
Women with Teddy Bears made out of clothing

Apreva Hospice of San Diego is looking for passionate volunteers to provide support to patients and their loved ones. Help create keepsakes for families of their deceased loved one's favorite shirt, dress, or blanket made into a memory bear. This keepsake can provide support and feelings of comfort to family members who have recently lost a loved one. Use your gifts and talents to provide support to families during the grief process.

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August 2021

The Magic Yarn Project

Aug 1Oct 30
yarn wigs

Based in Palmer, Alaska, The Magic Yarn Project is the original and the largest 501(c)3 nonprofit crafting character wigs for children with cancer. Our mission is to bring magic into the lives of children battling cancer, and to inspire volunteerism to make a difference. Chemotherapy treatments often leave young scalps too sensitive for traditional wigs. Our yarn wigs are comfy, soft, and warm! Magic Yarn wigs are inspired by beloved Disney characters, and invite children back to the world of…

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