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Blood drive in Everett

The local American Red Cross plans a blood drive for 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at its Everett offices, 2530 Lombard Ave. Participants will receive a $5 electronic gift certificate to Target. Appointments are recommended.

More info:, 800-733-2767

Host families sought for foreign students

The nonprofit ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking families to host students ages 15 to 18 from other countries while they study at local high schools.

More info: 800-733-2773,

Seniors sought for volunteer posts

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, needs people age 55 and older to fill volunteer positions, such as drivers, peer-to-peer counselors, student mentors, food bank workers and more.

Volunteer locations are across the county with varying days and times of commitment.

More info: John McAlpine at, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572

Help elderly, vets with chores, errands

Volunteer Services, a program of Catholic Community Services, seeks volunteers to assist with household chores, yard care, transportation and other tasks that enable elders, veterans and adults with disabilities to remain independent in their own homes. Volunteers typically serve two to eight hours per month.

More info: Christina Robertson,

Donate cell phones

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County recycles cell phones, iPads and iPhones. Donate at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3010 Grand Ave., Everett. For other sites or more information, go to

More info: 425-259-2827 ext. 13

Used eyeglasses, hearing aids wanted

Lions Clubs collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Donations may be made at Everett Public Library branches, the PUD main office and at most opticians and eye doctors.

More info: Everett Central Lions Club, Art Ruben at or 425-387-9256

Where to volunteer?

Looking to volunteer but don’t know where or how? The United Way of Snohomish County website, Get Connected, connects volunteers with opportunities throughout the county.

More info:

Food and clothing assistance

Find a comprehensive list of Snohomish County food banks, meal programs, clothing services and more via the Snohomish Community Food Bank’s website, Most groups also seek volunteers and donations.

More info: Dial 211

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