There are new grants available to help young people fight childhood obesity. Schools and youth-focused, community center-based programs are eligible for UnitedHealth HEROES grants up to one thousand dollars to help children learn about childhood obesity and to design, address and implement programs that help fight it in their communities. To obtain an application, visit YSA.org/HEROES that’s YSA.org/HEROES. A public service message from UnitedHealthcare, Youth Service America and this station.Drop off boxes
Help others in need by dropping off your used clothing and shoes at one of the Corner Stone Rescue Mission convenient drop boxes. Boxes are located at the Corner Pantry on Sheridan Lake Road, Boyds Drug Mart in Baken Park, and Don's Valley Market at 747 Timmons Blvd. All donations go to the Corner Stone Rescue Mission in Rapid City.
Rescue Mission in need of volunteers
The Cornerstone Rescue Mission is in need of caring, dedicated volunteers who enjoys working with young people and mission groups to help facilitate their visits to Cornerstone during the summer. Days and hours vary with a flexible schedule. Must be at least 16 years old. Remember, volunteering looks good on college and future job resumes. Call Judy at 341-2741 for more information.Human Relations Commission
The City of Rapid City is committed to improving the quality of life for all of its residents by encouraging fair treatment and promoting mutual understanding and respect. In order to further this goal, the Rapid City Human Relations Commission (RCHRC) was established by Municipal Ordinance No. 5377 and is authorized by the ordinance and state law to investigate any discriminatory acts or practices within the city limits. The Commission is composed of seven members appointed by the Mayor. For more information call (605) 394-4110Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Rapid City and Rotary District 5610 invite you to learn more about Rotary in this area. Rotary Club memebers meet local needs. They sponsor Storybook Island. They're also a part of Rotary International which fights huger and polio in third world nations, improves health and sanitation, provides education and job training, and promotes peace. Rotary. Local good. Find your local club at rotary5610.org.
Low cost spay/neuter program
The West River Spay/Neuter Coalition would like to help those who are caring for a number of wild or barncats with the cost of spay/neuter. We can also help those on a limited income who need their indoor cats fixed. There aren't enough homes for them all. Please call 343-5351 for informationMEALS Program needs help
Delivering meals to the homebound is the on-going volunteer opportunity with the Meals Program. Volunteers come from all walks of life: individuals, couples, retirees, stay at home moms, home school groups, office groups, civic groups, church groups and students with transportation. Delivering meals is more than just a life-giving meal…volunteers provide a vital link to those they serve to the outside community. For many clients, the few minutes they have with a volunteer are their only face-to-face contact with someone all day. By participating, you can make a difference! Most volunteer drivers deliver one noontime a week, Monday - Friday. Volunteers pick up meals at the Main kitchen distribution site. Volunteers deliver an average of 10 - 15 meals in their geographical area. Delivery takes approximately one hour. Volunteers provide their own transportation. Delivery time is from 10:45am for approximately 1 hour. For more information, contact Meals Program at 605-394-6002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The professional staff will be glad to talk with you and arrange for additional training.