Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center, Inc.
119 Winnebago, Decorah, IA 52101
“Practicing Peace, Pursuing Justice—through Research, Education, & Action.”
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Weekly Update: November 21, 2014
The Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, a 501(c)(3) public charity, provides space for education and networking. We create initiatives to promote peace, human rights, social and environmental justice.
NOTES FROM THE DESK: The holidays are almost upon us and with it, what many call the “season of giving” or, what many see as the time of year where you get hit up for the most donations. We are lucky, here in the office to have this sort of giving from our PJC community all the time! You most likely will have gotten your Annual Fundraising Letter from us either in the mail or via email or will be getting a Phonathon call soon. So we thank you for your consideration in giving to the PJC, we know fundraising letters and calls aren’t the most fun thing to receive! Kids are another group that are thought of this time of year and we have two different opportunities here in the office to help out in that aspect. First is the Cookies for Crossroads program that we are still working on; and the second is the Christmas Tree for Helping Services that is now up in our office. You can see below for information on both! -Erin
EVENTS THIS WEEK at NEIPJC and in the COMMUNITY
I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but bear with us! Once again, we’ve partnered with Helping Services of Northeast Iowa to collect present donations for their victims of domestic abuse program. There is a Christmas tree set up in the office (I’ll hold off on the music for now!) with ornaments listing gifts that have been requested. You can pick up a tag and then bring the new, unwrapped gift with it’s tag, back to the Center! Help make this holiday happy for a local child!
We currently only need 12 more helpers for our Crossroads Cookie Project. The goal is to let these students know that the wider community cares about them in hopes of building supportive relationships. Please contact the office to sign up!
Nov. 25, 12pm, NEIPJC: Instead of our normal Tuesday Universe video; we will be viewing the trailers for the potential Oneota Film Festival selections that we are able to sponsor. Help us choose one!
Ongoing Monthly Meetings, NEIPJC:
- Let’s Get Organized (LGO): 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at noon.
- Immigration Working Group: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at noon.
- NEIPJC Board Meetings: 3rd Tuesday at 5:30pm
- Overeaters Anonymous: Every Thursday at 6pm
- Community Rights Alliance & PFLAG as announced
For a full list of our regular weekly and monthly meetings, please visit our website and view events on the calendar.
Office Space for Rent at 119 Winnebago St. available immediately: Suite 4: 2 rooms (120 sq. ft.), (76 sq. ft.), internet access, $200/month. Call (563) 382-5337 for inquiries.
We are in the process of remodeling our webpage. If you have any feedback about our site or talents to lend to this project; please contact Erin in the office.
We are a Retired Senior Volunteer Program site (RSVP). That means if you volunteer at our Center, you accrue volunteer hours in the RSVP program. We are currently seeking a volunteer for an hour once every other week to clean windows and vacuum. If you have another skill to share, please stop by M – F 10am – 3pm to discuss your ideas with us.
1000 Kids for Iowa is working to find safe homes in Iowa for child refugees from Central America. If you are interested in helping in any way from hosting a child to supporting services, please inquire. More information can be found at www.1000KidsforIowa.org.
Helping Services of Northeast Iowa — Volunteers Needed: Multiple opportunities that fit your comfort level are available. (563) 380-1361 for more information.