The Salvation Army's 2011 Back Pack Drive runs until Sept. 6. You can help send 2,000 needy kids back to school with a new backpack filled with muchneeded supplies, such as pencils, rulers, erasers, binders, glue sticks, markers, calculators, White Out, highlighters, crayons, note pads, duo tangs and backpacks. All you have to do is head to your nearest Starbucks or Fitness Town with your
donation. Please help kids go back to school with the necessary tools to succeed. For more information, visit www. salvationarmy.ca.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s Richmond is looking for both one-onone support volunteers and support group facilitators. A commitment of two to four hours weekly or bi-weekly over a one year time period is required. Training is provided. Contact Anthony or Michele for more information at 604-238-7390 or email: Anthonyk@alzheimerbc. org. To learn more about our programs and services, please visit www. alzheimerbc.org.
The Jewish Museum & Archives of British Columbia recently installed an exhibit of Richmond's Jewish Heritage, in the Ben and Esther Dayson Reading Lounge located on the second floor of the Brighouse (Main) Branch of the Richmond Public Library, 7700 Minoru Gate. On display now to December 23, 2011 admission is free. The exhibit includes photographs from the Nemetz Jewish Community Archives and artifacts from the Jewish Historical Society of BC. For more information, contact the Jewish Museum & Archives of BC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6042575199.
The Parkinson's Support Group meets at 1: 30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Minoru Seniors' Centre. This is a group for people with Parkinson's disease and their care partners. They meet to discuss issues arising from living with Parkinson's and to share ideas. For more information, call Nicky Phillips 604-274-9630.
Single Mothers' Support Group meets every Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Richmond Women's Resource Centre. Come and join us to discuss single moms' needs and concerns, meet new friends, provide moral support and find out about available community services. Children welcome as child minding is provided. Call to register at 6042797060, or visit #110-7000 Minoru Blvd (Richmond Caring Place) or online at www.richmondwomenscentre.bc.ca.
Got stuff you don't want? Recycle it with the Development Disabilities Association.
There are three ways to help: bins for cloth items, pick up for dishes, toys and books or drop off donation station for dishes and clothes. For more information or drop site address, call 604-273-4DDA or visit www. develop.bc.ca.
TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) is a nonprofit weight loss support group. For information or to join, call Lynda at 604856-8014.