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RSVP Crafting for Love program collects winter items for local agencies

For the past few months, the United Way Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has been collecting handmade items to donate to local nonprofit agencies through its new Crafting for Love program.

Various hand-crafted items, such as scarves, gloves, hats, blankets and dish towels, have been distributed to local agencies serving people in need. Participating agencies include the Sojourner Truth House in Lake County, the Salivation Army of Munster/Hammond in Lake County, We Care From the Heart in Lake County, Sacred Heart Food Pantry in LaPorte and Starke County Community Services.

RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for individuals age 55 and over that offers a full range of volunteer opportunities tailored for older and more experienced adults. RSVP allows its volunteers the chance to give back to the communities of Lake, LaPorte and Starke Counties.

RSVP is free to join and it’s open to anyone age 55 and over. Volunteers receive training, supplemental liability insurance, limited mileage reimbursement, a quarterly subscription to the Leading Times newsletter and the opportunity to attend social, educational and recognition events throughout the year.

If you are interested in volunteering for RSVP or would like more information about the Crafting for Love service project, please contact Michael Glorioso, the United Way RSVP Director for Lake, LaPorte and Starke Counties at 219-464-3583 or michael@unitedwaypc.org. You can also find out more about RSVP at www.nwivolunteer.org or www.facebook.com/unitedwayrsvp.

RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. Consisting of over 500,000 volunteers throughout the country, RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities specialized for older and more experienced adults. Through RSVP in Northwest Indiana, volunteers match their skills, wisdom and talents with the needs of the community in Lake, LaPorte and Starke Counties.

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