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Find out about what is happening at Newark LOV and how we can all make a difference in our community!
Find out about what is happening at Newark LOV and how we can all make a difference in our community!
The League of Volunteers - LOV will be awarding two $250 scholarships in fine arts & photography, a $500 music scholarship and a $250 scholarship in Community Service to graduating high school students who are residents of Fremont, Newark or Union City.
These include the Dan and Marie Archer Scholarships for painting or drawing and for photography, the Fred Jueneman/Newark Arts Council Scholarship for music and the Michael Gendreau Scholarship for Community Service. .
The deadline for applications for the music, fine art and photography scholarships is Monday, April 27th. Music applicants will be required to audition Saturday morning, May 2nd . The Dan and Marie Archer Scholarship applicants must submit 3 finished products with the application. Deadline for the Community Service Scholarship is Tuesday, April 7th. Applications were sent to all schools.
Applications are also available at the LOV Community Service Center, 8440 Central Ave., Ste A/B, Newark 94560 or on line at www.lov.org. For more information on criteria for these scholarships, or to receive an application mailed to you call LOV at 793-5683.
Here are the downloadable applications and criteria for the 2015 arts, music and community service scholarships.
Find out more about LOV’s Annual Toy Drive, Food Basket Drive, Adopt-a-Family, and our great HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
Sorry, our Adopt-a-Family program registration is now closed for the season.
VOLUNTEERS ARE PRICELESS
That was the theme of LOV’s annual Volunteer/Donor Recognition Night. It was held at Bronco Billy’s in Fremont where everyone enjoyed their great pizzas – along with salads and cake. Upon arrival “LOV Bucks” were given out to spend in the “free store”. Volunteer’s LOV bucks were the value of what they had earned for volunteer service in 2013. At their tables - LOV’s gift was a lovely volunteer heart-shaped pin
In 2013 a total of 704 volunteers of all ages gave of their time and talent to those in need in the Tri Cities. With commitment, concern and dedication to making a difference in the community – they provided a total of 16,384 hours of service, not only in LOV’s sponsored programs, but to other’s needs through LOV’s volunteer placement service offered to local organizations.
The value of this to the community is $393.216
OUR THANKS TO YOU ALL!Some of the programs these volunteers have worked with are:
Here is a brief presentation that will bring you up to speed on what LOV is doing for Newark and the Tri Citys area...
VACANCIES OPEN ON NEWARK ARTS COUNGIL.
The Council meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at LOV' 's main headquarters - 8440 Central Ave. Suite A/B, Newark. Meetings usually last no more than 1 hr and are open to anyone interested In promoting the arts In the Tri-City community. You do not have to live In Newark to be a member. However you must become a supporting member of the Arts Council with an annual donation based on the schedule recommended by the Arts Council to the LOV Board of Directors for the annual support the arts campaign.
Some of the work of the Council is:
1. Suggesting and auditioning (via CD/video) the performing artists for our Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. In addition - working the concerts taking in admission donations and acting as greeters at the door plus assisting in serving intermission refreshments.
2. Suggesting, promoting & monitoring the” Arts In Schools” programs that bring multi-cultural artists into Tri-City schools. This is includes helping to deliver artist's checks to the schools on assembly day.
3. Working the City’s Music at the Grove Summer concerts by handing out programs and collecting the donation envelopes.
4. Judging the Dan & Marie Archer fine arts & photography as well as the Frederic Jueneman Music scholarship applications and recommending the winners to the LOV Board of Directors.
5. Help raise funds for the arts by supporting and working the Holiday Flea Market, supporting “An Elegant Affaire” and promoting supporting memberships.
6. Promote and encourage attendance at concerts and other events.
7. Judge the Newark Days coloring contest.
8. Promote Stage I Theatre’s productions and attend & supply food for the twice annual dinner/theatre parties.
As you can see, the Arts Council is very active. If you are interested - contact Shirley Sisk, Executive Director at 510-793-5683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The League of Volunteers – LOV’s Community Service Center is open for business
in it’s new facilities at 8440 Central Ave, Suite A & B in Newark. LOV has not be canceled any of its many programs that serve youth, seniors and those in need in the Tri-Cities. The main offices and warehouse are located in a beautiful industrial complex on Central Ave near Willow Street and will be open 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. The phone number is still the same 510-793-5683. There is also an auxiliary office at Swiss Park, 5911 Mowry Ave in Newark where LOV’s new Program/Development Director, Sharon Slayton, will be working from
2 pm – 5 pm Tuesday through Friday. Sharon can be contacted at Swiss park by calling
LOV Bingo’s new home is also at Swiss Park. Bingo is every Monday night and some Saturdays (TBA). Doors open at 4 pm and regular games at 6:30 pm. There is a full kitchen, smoking area, well lit parking, padded chairs and great fun for all. For information on LOV Bingo call 510-793-5683 or 510-896-4447.
LOV’s Board, Staff and dedicated volunteers are extremely happy that facilities were found to continue their service to the community and grateful to the many people who have lent their support with their financial donations, supporting words and giving of their time to help.
In the press and on-line recently there were a number of misrepresentations, misinformation, and straight out lies about the League of Volunteers (LOV).
We would like to set the record straight Please read the FACTS below and visit our website for additional information about the charity works that LOV provides to the Tri-City.
LOV Responds in detail to representations that have been made in the attached PDF document.
Monday Night Bingo
Fun and a good cause!
Check out our new location at the Swiss Park on Mowry!
Here you will find out about all the latest happenings at LOV, including volunteer opportunities and upcoming special events as well as LOV's ongoing community service programs. So again - Welcome - and take some time to look around!
"LOV's mission is to promote volunteerism and enhance the quality of life in the Tri-Cities area of Fremont, Newark and Union City, California and to meet the needs of youth, senior citizens and the needy."
LOV is a multi-service nonprofit agency founded in 1979 to fill a gap left by cutbacks in school funding. Currently LOV operates approximately 40 varied community service programs both at our community service center and throughout the Tri-Cities area.
This is the application form for the LOV Arts in the Schools program. To be considered for our artist's roster please fill out and return the form to LOV Newark.
LOV can earn 4% and more if you shop at www.schoolcash.com Example: Shop at JC Penney online and we get 3.5% - Lands End 3% - Blair 6% Old Navy 3% - Disney Store 5% - KB Toys 3% - Wal Mart 2.5% - Kmart 3%. There are hundreds of stores to choose from! It’s easy just go to www.schoolcash.com and click on the sign-in tab and then click on register forget to choose the League of Volunteers as the group you want to support Every time you shop they will send us a rebate check! What a great way to support your favorite charity!
Another way you can shop is with www.Igive.com where over 600 stores are available to you – and again we get a percentage of your purchases.
On May 1st LOV’s Board and Staff gave thanks to volunteers who attended the annual dinner and awards night at the Newark Community Center.
Read more about the most important people in this organization our volunteers!
Community Service is not just helping someone in need or even helping to keep the environment from erosion. It is a learning process, learning about yourself as well as others. Learning, listening, focusing on a problem, and resolving it, all four of these elements help to make up community service, but it does not stop there. No one is too young or too old to help, to learn, and to rebuild a mountainside, to pull weeds or even to extend a hand in friendship. A simple gesture like a handshake can turn enemies into friends.
Community Service is about exploring your talents and sharing them with others.
Community Service means sharing a kind smile as well as having a spiritual connection with others and everything around you. Beware it is the cornerstone to Mother Nature's house and your soul.
Community Service means waking up in the morning and being grateful you are alive. It is also, like inviting someone over for morning coffee then going outside to watch a humming bird hover near a flower while a spider web glistens in the sun light near by.
Community Service is about laughter and the knowledge that we need each other. It is not about slave labor like some would lead us to believe. It is about sharing our talents, our health, and our wealth with others and our environment - making planet Earth a better place to live.
Community Service is a natural high, which can be gotten when we help someone in need, or when we offer a smile to someone.
Community Service is about saying please, thank you and may I. It is also about walking around a worm on a rainy day so as not to step on it.
Community Service is about allowing and providing a safe environment for our children to play, to learn and to grow in - as well as to allow them to become adults that are not afraid to be an example of a Good Samaritan. So, they will be willing to extend a hand in friendship to a stranger or a drowning fly that has accidentally fallen into a glass of ice tea on a hot summer afternoon.
Community Service is much more than what has been written here and else where by others and basically it is about respect and caring. Caring enough to help is the bottom line.
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