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Volunteer to Help Others this Holiday Season

Patch has rounded up a list of ways you can help those in need during the holiday season.

There’s no better time than the holidays to reflect on all the things you are blessed to have in your life.

There’s also no better time to help those in need. In order to assist you with that, Patch has rounded up a list of volunteer opportunities, as well as ways you can help others in Severna Park and around town.

Take a look at the list and consider how you can help. If you know of a local opportunity not listed, please add it in the comments section and we will update the article.

Trot for SPAN

  • Serving People Across Neighborhoods (SPAN) will host the second annual Stride for SPAN 5K race and one-mile fun walk at Kinder Farm Park on Nov. 17. Register at Active.com or on race day. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9:00.
  • This is a fundraiser to benefit SPAN, which assists individuals and families in crisis, not only with food, but also with funds for turn-off utilities, evictions, and prescription medications.

Help Sandy Victims

  • Severna Forest residents Kristen Renick and Jeanette Middleton Sudano are to help with Hurricane Sandy damage. If you’re interested in going email Kristen at 1401bean@gmail.com.

Shop for a Worthy Cause

  • Severna Flowers and Gifts will donate 10 percent of the cost of Thanksgiving floral arrangements, picked up or delivered locally, to SPAN when the customer mentions this promotion. Be sure to say you saw it on Patch!

Volunteer for Hospice of the Chesapeake

  • The Hospice of the Chesapeake is seeking volunteers in Anne Arundel County with four-wheel drive vehicles to assist patients and staff with transportation during inclement weather. For additional information or to volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Department at 443-837-1549 or toll-free 800-745-6132.

Pet Food Bank

  • The Anne Arundel County SPCA is opening a Pet Food Bank for needy families. If you would like to make a contribution, please stop by the SPCA at 1815 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis or call 410-268-4388.

Tutor Someone in Need

  • Literacy tutors are needed for combating adult illiteracy; after completing training, you make your own schedule and locations with your assigned student
  • In addition to tutoring the Literacy Council has an urgent need for help with Student and Tutor Support.
  • For information on either opportunity call 410-269-4419 or email programdirector@aaclc.org

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