Community Extra: Opportunities

Donate: School supplies accepted at retail stores

A national drive for school supplies is set to benefit Boys &Girls Club of Snohomish County.

From July 1 to Sept. 15, people can donate school supplies at local Staples stores. The stores are located at 4920 Evergreen Way S, Everett; 621 Highway 9 NE, Suite 42B, Lake Stevens; 3011 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 105 Mall Way, Marysville; 16232 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 19139 U.S. 2, Monroe. This is a part of a national drive organized by Staples and

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Run: Race to help raise funds for local charities

The Mill Creek Town Center is hosting a 5K race starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 15418 Main St. The race is to raise funds to benefit local charities, high school athletic programs and a special fund supporting cancer patients during their treatment. The cost is $25 for adults. Children and students get a discount. Racers should register online at and pay a $15 late fee. Online registration closes Wednesday.

Help: Group is looking for senior volunteers

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for people over 55 to help in different volunteer projects through the county. To learn more, call John McAlpine at 425-374-6374, toll free at 888-240-8572, or by email at

Help: Role models needed for at-risk youth

Volunteers of America Western Washington is looking for committed, dependable adults, 21 and older, for the Mentoring Children of Promise program.

Volunteers are needed to have fun and build friendships with children in need of positive influences Contact for more information.

Help: Volunteer needed to help seniors and adults with disabilities

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.

Donate: Project needs backpacks, toiletries

The Project Homeless Connect is in need of backpacks and toiletries to help more than 1,200 homeless people. People can help by donating at two drop-off locations: YWCA Pathways for Women, 6027 208th St. SW Lynnwood, and the Everett YWCA Regional Center, 3301 Broadway. Donations are being accepted until Friday.

Monetary donations by check can be made out to The Everett Gospel Mission c/o Project Homeless Connect, P.O. Box 423, Everett, WA, 98206-0423. The Project Homeless Connect is a collaboration among the Snohomish County Human Services Department, the Snohomish Health District, and other organizations. For more information about the event, contact Jess Kaufman,

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