The Hawthorne Book Fair is coming up the first week of May and volunteers are needed to make this event a success. The Book Fair takes place Monday, May 8 – Friday, May 12 and volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and have completed a background clearance with the Albuquerque Public Schools. The Book Fair has been a great success in previous years and can be this year if enough volunteers are found. The APS background clearance can take a few weeks, so if you are interested in volunteering, you are encouraged to start the process now. For more information ,contact Nicole Evans at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chaplaincy of Albuquerque Fire Rescue (AFR), Red Shovel Landscaping, AFR retirees, and other partners have designated Saturday, September 24 as “Imagine Albuquerque” Day. On that day, these partners will come together and spearhead a citywide clean-up and beautification initiative, volunteering their time to rake weeds, clean up trash and litter, and more. The idea behind “Imagine Albuquerque” is to showcase the positive in our city to leave our community better than how we found it. If you want to be part of this great initiative, visit: www.imagineabq.com.
Have you ever considered working the polls on Election Day? New Mexico’s general election is coming up in November, and the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office is seeking poll workers. Serving as a poll official during an election is a rewarding experience. To apply, call 505-468-1291, option 4, or visit: https://www.berncoclerk.gov/poll-workers/become-an-election-board-official/
Storehouse New Mexico is in urgent need of food donations for those in need in our community. They are seeking donations of canned fruits and vegetables, canned proteins such as tuna and meat, peanut butter, cans of soup and stews, and other non-perishable food items. If possible, canned food items should be pop-top for ease of opening, as many people do not have can openers immediately handy.
You can drop off food donations Monday – Saturday between 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at 106 Broadway SE. Donations can be dropped at the backdoor. To learn more about donations, visit: https://storehousenm.org/
|Paratransit Board Seeks Advisory Members Members of the community are invited to become a part of ABQ RIDE’s Paratransit Advisory Board (PTAB). Sun Van is ABQ RIDE’s paratransit service. It provides accessible transportation to community members whose impairment makes it impossible to ride the fixed-route service. Those impacted by paratransit service are encouraged to join the advisory board. The members of this committee serve in an advisory role to the City of Albuquerque Transit Director and the department. Public meetings are held every other month to addresses a wide variety of matters relevant to the paratransit community. Meetings are held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every other month, on the third Tuesday of the month at the Alvarado Transportation Center (ATC), 100 1st St. SW. Members must be residents of the City of Albuquerque and able to attend the meetings. To apply to serve on PTAB, visit abqride.com. The next PTAB meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at the ATC, on the second floor of the Santa Fe Conference Room. At this time there is an option for Zoom.|