Volunteers Needed!

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Hoping to get healthier this year? Volunteering can improve your physical and mental health! The many ways volunteering is good for your heartJoin us today to see how you can benefit yourself and our community.

Our top needs right now are for Kitchen Volunteers and Freestyle Clothing Volunteers. Kitchen volunteers are needed on weekdays 10:30-12:30 to organize meals for delivery, set the table, serve the prepared meals, and do light clean-up. The tasks are simple and you get to visit with our wonderful diners.

Freestyle Volunteers can sort and organize clothing donations anytime during SELCC hours (9-4 Monday-Friday). You can also help run a Freestyle shift on Tuesday or Thursday mornings 9-12, or Wednesday evenings 6-8 p.m.

There are lots of other great opportunities waiting for you at SELCC. We look forward to having you join us!

Thanks to Lynch Ford Chevrolet Volunteers!

324 food bags packed in 33 minutes! Thanks to these very efficient volunteers from Lynch Ford Chevrolet, all of the Operation Backpack bags for January are ready to go. 81 kids in Lisbon and Mount Vernon will take home food every Friday, to help them through these long cold weekends.

Could your staff or group of friends beat this record? Call to see how you can help with packing bags or other volunteer opportunities.

Closing Early

Southeast Linn Community Center is closing at noon today (12/29) due to the winter weather. We will re-open at 9:00 on Tuesday, January 2nd. Happy New Year!

One More Gift

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We hope your holiday season has been full of treats, laughter and love. As the year draws to a close, please consider giving one more gift to spread that cheer throughout our community. Your year-end gift helps us bring smiles to the faces of your neighbors in need throughout 2018. Donate online or drop off a donation today or tomorrow.  Thank you for your generosity!

Dutch Apple Pies Still Available!

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Family in town? Tired of baking? We have 6 homemade dutch apple pies for sale! Call or stop by today or tomorrow and purchase a delicious pie for the holidays. Pies cost $12.50 and are frozen and ready to bake. All proceeds benefit the programs of Southeast Linn Community Center. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Food Distribution

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If you signed up for holiday food or gifts, please remember to stop by tomorrow, 12/19, for pick-up. Food and gifts will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. If you aren’t able to come before we close at 4:00, just give us a call and we’ll arrange a time for you to stop by. Merry Christmas!

Holiday Jubilee Open House

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It’s Holiday Jubilee time! Join us at Southeast Linn Community Center from 9:00-1:00 this Saturday for free hot cider, coffee, and cookie decorating for all ages. Pick out your favorite Christmas-shaped cookie and use your creativity to make it festive. And if your artistic skills are lacking, just enjoy the delicious taste!

Be sure to check out the Open House and Ornament Making at the Library, breakfast at the History Center, and Craft Bazaar at City Hall. There will also be plates of cookies for sale outside of the History Center. Don’t miss out on all of the holiday fun!


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Where is your heart today? Still full of joy from Thanksgiving treats or the deal you scored on Black Friday? Today you can share that joy by joining in #GivingTuesday. Here at SELCC, we make it easy to #GiveWhereYourHeartIs. Every dollar you give us is spent to help Mount Vernon and Lisbon residents.

Your donations are our single largest source of funding. We depend on the generosity of donors like you to keep our programs running. Each dollar helps us fill the food pantry, deliver hot meals to seniors, provide a safe place for kids to go after school, or give a warm coat to a child in need. You can help us give holiday food baskets to 80 local households, and gifts to over 120 individuals.

Take a few minutes to give online today, or send a check if you prefer. And if you’d like to give your time, join us as a volunteer. However you choose to give this holiday season, we give you our thanks!

Homemade Take ‘n’ Bake Pies

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What would the holidays be without a piece of pie to finish the meal? This year you can skip the hard work and still enjoy a delicious dessert. Southeast Linn Community Center is selling homemade take ‘n’ bake 9 inch pies.

Choose from Dutch Apple, covered with a scrumptious crumble topping, or Triple Berry, a flavorful blend of blueberries, red raspberries and blackberries.

Of course, the smartest choice is to get one of each!

Pies are freshly made and frozen and cost just $12.50. All proceeds will benefit the programs of Southeast Linn, so you can savor every bite and know you’re supporting a great cause.

Place your order by Friday, November 10th to receive by Thanksgiving. Payment by cash or check is due with the order. Make checks payable to Southeast Linn Community Center.

Pies can be picked up on Tuesday, November 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Southeast Linn Community Center (108 S. Washington St., Lisbon). Or order by Monday, December 4th for pickup on Tuesday, December 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Questions? Call 319-455-2844. Thank you for your support of your local nonprofit!

Halloween Chili & Soup Supper

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Who has time to cook on Halloween night? Come to Southeast Linn Community Center from 4:30-7:30 for a delicious, home-cooked meal instead. Fill up on chili, soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, desserts and drinks before you sample the kids’ candy haul.  The cost is only $6 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5.

All proceeds support the programs of Southeast Linn. The Community Center provides services to children, seniors, and families of Lisbon and Mount Vernon. Your bowl of chili can help a child get a warm coat, a senior receive a home-delivered meal, or a family get a box of groceries for the week. After you are warmed up and full of good food, be sure to check out downtown Lisbon’s Halloween Town, for games and trick-or-treating with your neighbors and friends.