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Activate! – Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS): Rebecca Davis

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Rebecca Davis talks about the origins and mission of Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) in Bloomington.

Activate! – Be Well: John Isbell

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John Isbell of the Be Well program at Centerstone talks about the research and results of the programs integrated care approach and upcoming volunteer possibilities with Centerstone of Indiana.

Activate! – LifeDesigns: Leslie Abshier and Vonnie

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Leslie Abshier and veteran volunteer, Vonnie, talk about the work of LifeDesigns, Inc and the upcoming Art of Chocolate fundraiser, part of Bloomington’s 10th annual Week of Chocolate.

Activate! – YMCA: Jan Williamson

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Jan Williamson talks about the exciting new west side YMCA of Monroe County. Open since November, the new branch is still looking for community feedback to help shape programming and could always use new volunteers.

Activate! – PRIDE festival: Eva Marsh

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Eva Marsh, the first youth volunteer for the Bloomington Pride Film Festival, discusses the upcoming festival and talks about how to get involved.

Activate! – Be a Santa to a Senior: Joe Yonkman

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Joe Yonkman of Home Instead talks about the annual Be a Santa to a Senior program and the need for volunteers to gift wrap the over 2,000 presents donated for area seniors in need this year.

Activate! – Big Brothers and Big Sisters: Mark Voland

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana Program Director Mark Voland talks about the pressing need for more male volunteers and the 30 Men in 60 Days campaign Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently holding to recruit more men to act as Big Brothers for the over 90 boys on our communities wait list.

Activate! – American Red Cross: June Taylor

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June Taylor of the American Red Cross tells her story and talks about the holiday basket fundraising campaign, for Activate! Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

Activate! – Wildcare: Amanda Wrigley

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Amanda Wrigley talks about Wild Care’s mission and the upcoming Holiday Bazaar.

Activate! – Earth Care Bloomington: Molly O’Donnell & Ben Brabson

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Molly O’Donnell, Bloomington’s “Be More” Volunteer award winner, and Indiana University Climate Scientist Ben Brabson, talk about Earth Care Bloomington and its mission to promote sustainability.

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