You can be the best gift of all this holiday season. Your time, your experience and your kindness are remarkably valuable.
The Tempe Public Library is dedicating the month of November to helping people find ways to share the gift of self.
“Public libraries are dedicated to connecting people to information, entertainment and each other. The Tempe Public Library will be expanding that mission through its Month of Giving in November. We look forward helping residents learn how best to share their gifts of time and caring. The Library will be a very happy place in November!”
Here are some of the activities happening in November:
Nov. 2 – Holiday Volunteer Fair
Local non-profit groups have needs far beyond serving Thanksgiving dinner to the hungry. Learn how you can volunteer this holiday season in meaningful ways that will touch your heart and the lives of those you help. Tempe Community Council will bring several non-profit groups to the Tempe Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to share the many opportunities available.
Nov. 9 – Help Man’s Best Friends
Help an animal and make your own life better. Many wonderful animals need warm, loving homes. Tempe-based Lost Our Home will host a pet adoption at the Tempe Public Library from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. If you are already some lucky pet’s human, there will be a presentation on how to take the very best care of Fido and Fifi at 11 a.m.
Nov. 1-30 - Super Service Challenge
Demonstration at 10 a.m., Nov. 1
Do you already volunteer? Companies with a Mission is giving away $1 million to non-profit organizations across the country just for documenting their volunteer work. A special prize is set aside for Super Bowl communities, which includes the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Learn how you can earn money for your favorite charity this month by attending a quick demonstration at 10 a.m. on Nov. 1. Or just submit your photos or video to SuperServiceChallenge.com. This doesn’t cost anyone anything to participate – it’s Pay It Forward on a grand scale.
Nov. 1 – 30 – Food for Fines
Get $1 off your library fines for every item of non-perishable food you donate, up to $30 - see the Cashier for more details about your fines. The food will go to Tempe Community Action Agency for use in the food bank benefitting Tempe residents in need.
For those who don’t have fines, donate for a chance to win prizes such as a signed copy of a Jon Talton mystery novel and gift certificates to Connections Café.