Community Extra: Opportunities

Donate: Blood drive on Camano

The Camano Center is hosting a blood drive from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m. July 31 at 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.

Donors must be 18 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. To schedule an appointment, people can call the Puget Sound Blood Center at 1-800-398-7888.

Run: Event to help the Red Cross

The Mill Creek Parks &Recreation is inviting children from age 3 to fifth grade to participate in the annual Kids Fun Run. The different age-appropriate runs and walks start at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Heatherwood Middle School track and field, 1419 Trillium Blvd. SE.

The $15 registration fee includes a T-shirt if it’s done before Aug. 3. The American Red Cross Relief effort is set to receive $5 for every registration.

For more information, call 425-745-1891.

Help: Walk or run to help The Farm

The Farm Youth Outreach is pairing up with the American Anti-Cancer Institute to organize a 5K run fundraiser.

The event is set to begin at 11 a.m. Aug. 4, Centennial trailhead at Maple and Pine streets in Snohomish. Registration is $18.25. Families and groups can pay a reduced price.

The farm is also organizing a health fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 4 and 5 at the intersection of First and Cedar streets. Music and a bouncy house for the kids are planned for the event.

For more information, call 360-568-5120.

Help: Aid seniors, disabled adults

The Volunteer Chore Services, a program of Catholic Community Services, is actively seeking volunteers to assist with household chores and more. Volunteers may help the same person each week or be listed for on-call assistance depending on their schedules and interests. The assistance enables elders and adults with disabilities to remain independent in their own home. For more information, contact Cherisse Webb at 425-374-6323.

Help: Nonprofit seeks volunteers

The Caring for Our Children Foundation in Everett is seeking volunteers to help as an office assistant, grant writer or as a phone fundraiser for about 20 hours a week. People ages 55 and older are encouraged to apply. For more information, call Melody Gibson at 425-374-2635 or

Help: Assist cancer patients

The Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership is looking for volunteers to work weekly four-hour shifts meeting with cancer patients and caregivers to provide support. Drivers for the Road to Recovery program also are needed. The program provides rides for cancer patients to their treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles and get mileage reimbursement. For more information, call 425-322-1114.

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